Freezing Rain tonight could lead to a difficult morning commute in the Central Columbia Basin
- Moses Lake
Doppler radar has tracked a thick band of freezing rain that is falling in central Grant and Adams county with freezing fog reducing visibility down to 5 miles (8.05km). from George to Moses Lake and Ritzville, and could make for a difficult morning commute in the Central Columbia Basin Wednesday morning (12/04/2019).
If any schools in MLWA 7's coverage area (Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Ferry and the Thompson/Okanagan region of British Columbia) are closed or are set on a delay check back on our school closure tab
How can freezing rain and fog do to my morning commute?
Freezing rain and fog can lead to icy conditions on any surface it comes to contact with including vehicles, sidewalks, and roads.
Freezing rain and fog can also cause your vehicle to skid and take longer to come to a complete stop. You should reduce your speed by 1/3 on wet roads and by 1/2 or more on snow packed roads (i.e., if you would normally be traveling at a speed of 60 mph on dry pavement, then on a wet road you should reduce your speed to 40 mph, and on a snow-packed road you should reduce your speed to 30 mph).