If you're planning to head east on I-84, you better postpone the trip. I-84 is closed both eastbound and westbound between Exit 216 (six miles east of Pendleton) and Exit 302 (near Baker City) due to severe weather with snow and ice on the road.
According to the University of Washington Climate Outlook page and the National Weather Service Climate Prediction data, the probability of cooler temperatures is high for the Pacific Northwest this April through June. The summer months appear to be a tossup - it could be hellishly hot again.
The Washington State Department of Transportation has updated information about the re-opening of some of the state's major mountain passes.
After days of closure, two of the 'big four' will open this evening with the other two re-opening, hopefully, in the coming days...
After nearly a week of frigid temperatures, ice storms, and heavy snow, Mother Nature is shifting gears. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon from 7 am to 9 pm on Friday, January 7th.
The high wind warning is expected to continue through 4 pm this afternoon. Walla Walla County officials are recommending residents use extreme caution when driving on rural roads, and limit travel if possible.