Let the Fun Begin!

Ahh, the good times are returning this afternoon.  Now we know the atmosphere overhead is cold enough to support snowfall here in the Valley.  Looks like everyone is going to get at least a quick burst of snowfall.  Most likely the best place for good accumulation will be the Coast Range “upslope” areas from Sheridan to Banks/Vernonia where easterly flow is running into the Coast Range.  This also gives a slightly deeper pool of cold air out there.  No reason 2-3″ can’t fall in the next few hours.

Interestingly enough, the mixing of the easterly Gorge wind may keep us from getting much in Vancouver, Portland, and Gresham.  We’ll get the evaporative cooling, but maybe just too much mixing to get temps down to 32 degrees.

429 Responses to Let the Fun Begin!

  1. Karl Bonner says:

    Eugene’s almost up to 40F at 10pm. Much warmer now than midday, but even then I didn’t see any snowflakes. As usual the south valley gets the short end….

    • Jesse-Orchards says:

      I thought you loved abnormally warm temps in the winter? Missing out on a snow event and getting drizzle in the 40s instead must be heaven to you. 😛

    • Andrew Johnson says:

      Hey Eugene owned Jan., 2008 as well as Dec. 14th, 2008. To bad they haven’t had any snow since then.

  2. Marc NE Orchards, WA says:

    No warming at all up here. According to the media, it was supposed to have transitioned by now. Currently, the coldest temp of the day and snowing.

  3. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    KPTV Tower Temps
    As of 9 PM|Current|Hourly Change
    T1(1,043′) -0.3c | 0.2c Warmer
    T2(1,400′) -1.5c | 0.4c Colder
    T3(1,800′) -0.2c | 0.2c Warmer
    *Barely hanging onto sub freezing temps

  4. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Surface Gradients
    As of 10 PM|Current|Hourly Change
    PDX-DLS: -3.4mb | 0.2mb Decrease
    TTD-DLS: -3.6mb | 0.3mb Decrease

    [Willamette Valley]
    PDX-EUG: -0.7mb | 0.3mb Increase

  5. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Hmmmm my temp has fallen from 32.7 down to 31.8 … Snowing moderately.

  6. stilllearning says:

    Hi all! WOW – this is a nice surprise, wish I could be in Oregon to enjoy it!! My family and I are stuck in Yreka since I-5 was shut down… looks like it is moving again, but we’re not risking it. It is currently dumping snow – some of the largest flakes my husband and I have ever seen. Can any of you please tell me what the weather looks like for the next 12 hours for Yreka and Southern Oregon? We are hoping to get home tomorrow, but have heard conflicting reports.

  7. Snow-Zone/Monmouth-Elv200' says:

    This sure is awesome…. It feel like the onset of colder and snowy weather… If only that were true. Temp 32.2F

  8. offroadjosh(kalispell montana) says:

    Hey guys Josh from Montana. haven’t been here for awhile but i need y’alls help. Here in Hillsboro right now and going to try to make it home to Montana tmrw morning. Think we will be ok? More worried about closed roads and other drivers(we drive in snow all winter in Montana haha). Soo y’all think this is going to melt tonight or think the roads will be good enough to leave anywhere from 5am-whatever time is safe.?


    • Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

      Hey Josh… Unsure about travel via Gorge or over Cascades… Could be dicey no matter where you go.

    • marybeth7362 says:

      Well, according to Tripcheck.com, it looks a litle dicey right now. I wouldn’t expect it to warm up in Eastern Oregon the next 6-7 hours. I think it will warm up here in the Portland metro area overnight. Once you get to Eastern Oregon, the snow and the drivers are different. I’d check out the road reports before leaving.

    • offroadjosh(kalispell montana) says:

      Man i hope we can make it. i am not at all worried about my driving. lol if the roads suck its no biggy to me but other drivers worry me. do they plow I-84 ?

  9. geo says:

    darn. looks like all sleet now

  10. geo says:

    more flakes than sleet now in sw gresham!

  11. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    KPTV Tower Temps
    As of 8 PM|Current|Hourly Change
    T1(1,043′) -0.5c | 0.7c Warmer
    T2(1,400′) -1.1c | 0.6c Colder
    T3(1,800′) -0.4c | 0.5c Colder
    *Really surprised to see the temps aloft cooled.

    • Mark says:

      Yeah, that’s pretty interesting. Maybe it was because there was a lull in the precip. for the 7 PM update?

      On a related note, my temp has began to drop a little again in Beaverton..

    • wwm says:

      hey everybody, fun day indeed!!

      interesting temps right now… teemp made it down to 31* then went up to 34.7* over the last 2 hours, it is actually falling again, back down to 32.4* with snow, sleet, rain, back to snow at the moment.

  12. geo says:

    sleet/snow mix here in sw gresham

  13. SilentReader says:

    about 4 to 5 inches up here in scappoose hills area.
    still about 31F at 900ft.

    no power up here in the chapman area. very common as our poles are through the trees and any down limbs tend to take the power out.

    Last time I checked still a light snow out there. Suprised at the amount of snow that fell. 30 more inches and it will be last year 🙂

  14. Debbie Taylor says:

    Left work in Beaverton (Murray/Walker) around 3:30. Took 2 3/4 hours to get to the Vista Ridge Tunnel. Many spun-out and abandoned vehicles everywhere! So thankful I made it okay! Took another hour to get from 26/405 South to the top of the Marquam Bridge. More spun-out cars, buses, trucks, etc on both sides of 405 but especially heading North and on the uphill approach to the Marquam Bridge! Scary but once I made it past that,84 was fine all the way out to Fairview!

  15. Rob "Wrath" S.E. Portland says:

    Surface Gradients
    As of 9 PM|Current|Hourly Change
    PDX-DLS: -3.6mb | 0.6mb Decrease
    TTD-DLS: -3.9mb | 0.3mb Decrease

    [Willamette Valley]
    PDX-EUG: -0.4mb | 0.1mb Decrease

    [Southern Oregon]
    EUG-MFR: -3.2mb | No Change

    [Columbia River]
    AST-PDX: -3.7mb | 0.2mb Increase

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