Snowmageddon ’09 Wrap Up

February 26, 2009

It has been a really long day for me…I left the house around 8am and was in Keizer by 9:30 for the first of two school visits.  Then I've done all the shows tonight.  Is anyone crying for me yet?  I didn't think so, but I'm just a bit tired so a brief post tonight.

I'm pretty happy with the way the forecast turned out.  Models were right on with light amounts of moisture overnight.  We had .14" at PDX from 10pm last night to 4pm today.  But Salem got .48" at the airport; about 1/2 of that falling as sticking snow.  The higher elevations on the south side of the city and west hills had accumulations in the 2-4" range, so you see what some extra precipitation COULD have done up here.  Except for Forest Grove, which got around 2" in the lowest spots, it looks like all other low elevations in the Metro area had zero to 1".

One thing I didn't anticipate was the end of the showers and sudden clearing that moved in around daybreak.  It was early enough that temps dropped to near/below freezing out in the Tualatin Valley and northern Clark County, freezing the water on the roads.  I thought it was stay cloudier until midday.

Not much to talk about on the maps tonight…just milder southerly flow developing over the weekend in the upper atmosphere.  Easterly wind returns through the Gorge both Saturday and Sunday, but it shouldn't be too chilly this time with no inversion setting up eastside.  Models seem to want to mix us out nicely on Sunday for warmer temps…in the 55-60 degree range.

That's all for now, I have the day off tomorrow so the next post won't be until Monday…Mark Nelsen


Snowmageddon ’09 Wrap Up

February 26, 2009

It has been a really long day for me…I left the house around 8am and was in Keizer by 9:30 for the first of two school visits.  Then I've done all the shows tonight.  Is anyone crying for me yet?  I didn't think so, but I'm just a bit tired so a brief post tonight.

I'm pretty happy with the way the forecast turned out.  Models were right on with light amounts of moisture overnight.  We had .14" at PDX from 10pm last night to 4pm today.  But Salem got .48" at the airport; about 1/2 of that falling as sticking snow.  The higher elevations on the south side of the city and west hills had accumulations in the 2-4" range, so you see what some extra precipitation COULD have done up here.  Except for Forest Grove, which got around 2" in the lowest spots, it looks like all other low elevations in the Metro area had zero to 1".

One thing I didn't anticipate was the end of the showers and sudden clearing that moved in around daybreak.  It was early enough that temps dropped to near/below freezing out in the Tualatin Valley and northern Clark County, freezing the water on the roads.  I thought it was stay cloudier until midday.

Not much to talk about on the maps tonight…just milder southerly flow developing over the weekend in the upper atmosphere.  Easterly wind returns through the Gorge both Saturday and Sunday, but it shouldn't be too chilly this time with no inversion setting up eastside.  Models seem to want to mix us out nicely on Sunday for warmer temps…in the 55-60 degree range.

That's all for now, I have the day off tomorrow so the next post won't be until Monday…Mark Nelsen


Snow Totals

February 26, 2009

Not exactly a big snowstorm in the lowlands, but a few of you got more than 1/2".  If you did get that much, put the info here.

1.  Snow Depth

2.  Location (elevation if you know it too).

NO OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS POSTING PLEASE!


Snow Totals

February 26, 2009

Not exactly a big snowstorm in the lowlands, but a few of you got more than 1/2".  If you did get that much, put the info here.

1.  Snow Depth

2.  Location (elevation if you know it too).

NO OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS POSTING PLEASE!