The National Weather Service (“NWS”) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Yakima area. It is in effect from 4:00 am today, Thursday, December 28th through 12:00 pm tomorrow, Friday, December 29th.
The advisory is due to a low pressure system that is expected to spread snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain over the area through Friday.
The NWS anticipates snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulation of one-tenth to two-tenths of an inch.
The City of Yakima urges residents to use caution when driving during the weather advisory and to limit travel if possible.
Click https://www.yakimawa.gov/apps/snow-routes/ for a map of the City of Yakima’s snow routes, where cars may be towed if plows need to get through during storms that drop at least 3 inches of snow.
The map also shows the priority for citywide snow plow routes when storms drop at least 3 inches of snow.