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Easter Week storm strikes the Palouse

Photos by Robert Hubner and Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services
 
 

PULLMAN, Wash. – A wet spring storm blanketed the Palouse with heavy snowflakes and unseasonably cold temperatures Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook calling for a “swath of 2 to 6 inches of snow” from Pullman to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Blustery winds of 15 to 20 mph are expected.

 
“Please remember to use caution,” said Bill Gardner, WSU executive director of public safety. “We’ll all understand if you’re a bit late” to work and appointments.
 
Driving conditions are expected to remain hazardous into the afternoon. The Washington Department of Transportation has extended the deadline for removing studded tires until April 16.
 
The snow may be short lived. Temperatures are expected to be in the lower 40s Thursday and may climb into the 60s this weekend.
 
That would be a welcome forecast for the WSU baseball team, which has suspended or postponed five Pullman games this season. It is scheduled to host a three-game series against Seattle University beginning Thursday.
Remember to check the WSU Alert page for emergency updates. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get key WSU Alert information during emergencies by contacting the WSU Alert Hotline at 509-335-2345.
 
Contact:
Darin Watkins, WSU News, 509-335-4456, darin.watkins@wsu.edu