A short post since there isn’t too much new to talk about. Note that PQR (Portland NWS Forecast Office) recorded a Trace of snowfall, which means the winter total of .3″ still stands. Of course that was the arctic front that came through two days before Thanksgiving. That system brought more of a widespread snowfall to everyone, but I don’t think anyone outside of the hills had more than 1″. Today was heavier and more convective/spotty.
Still looks like another round of snow showers overnight and into the morning. I’d say another 1/2 of the Metro area could see sticking snow again like this morning. I have a feeling there won’t be as much moisture, so maybe no 2″+ totals like we saw up in northern Clark County today.
Friday could be great on the Coast for snowfall as the next surface low moves straight north to south offshore.
Sunday and Monday? I pulled the plug (mostly) on the 7 Day forecast. 12z ECMWF, 12z GFS, 18z GFS, and now the new 00z GFS and ECMWF are either dry or not quite cold enough to give widespread snow to the Valley floor, so I sure couldnt’ leave in the “snow to sea level” wording. Sorry, but a snowstorm for President’s Day is not likely for now. No, I haven’t forgotten the January debacle; models may decide to get rid of the split that’s forecast. But I wouldn’t count on it!
I’m losing my voice, or something has crawled into my respiratory system the last two days. I feel almost normal, but sound terrible. Wayne says I’m just “laying the groundwork” for a sick day Thursday…we’ll see.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen