What is a ‘Snow Squall Warning’?

SPOKANE, Wash.– A Snow Squall Warning alert probably popped up on your phone Sunday afternoon if you live in the Spokane and Coeur D’Alene area.

The National Weather Service issued the warnings Sunday afternoon as winter weather moved across the region.

The National Weather Service defines a snow squall as short, intense bursts of snow and wind that can reduce visibility and cause dangerous travel conditions. NWS will issue a warning for them like it would for severe thunderstorms or tornadoes.

The snow squalls could bring whiteout conditions and slick roads. Drivers are encouraged to slow down, turn on their headlight and hazard lights and try to get off the road until it passes.

Make sure you have the 4 News Now weather app downloaded so you can know what it’s like outside before you head out.

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Source: KXLY.com