Whew…for once things went about as planned overnight, with some of the lowest elevations seeing very light amounts under the heavier showers, and lots of snow in the eastern suburbs up in the hills. We forecast a low of 34 at PDX, and I was unsure if we’d make it there around midnight, but somehow it did.
I woke up to 4″+ snow on the ground and it was blowing off the roof during a gust. Briefly freaked out, thinking it was a forecasting disaster, but then quickly realized it was only up at this elevation. I think the ZERO to TRACE in the lowest elevations covered it well. Should have gone a bit higher in the hills eastside though.
Showers taper off today with plenty of sunbreaks inbetween, still a dusting possible overnight tonight anywhere, but the big story is on to chilly weather and really cold east wind New Year’s Eve and Day. Brrr!
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen