On To “Showers & Clearing Periods” Weather

Okay, now that the steady precipitation has moved on, we’ve had our rain and it’s time to cool the atmosphere a bit.  So our best chance for a little sticking snow here in the lowest elevations will be the next two mornings.

This is VERY similar to what we saw last Saturday; hail, downpours, sun, maybe thunder, and just some plain exciting weather.  I’ll give it a 50/50 chance of measurable snow at the Portland Forecast Office, maybe a 30% chance of an inch or more.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

104 Responses to On To “Showers & Clearing Periods” Weather

  1. W7ENK says:

    Well, that looks pretty well set in stone, now doesn’t it??

    Granted it is the 18z, but it still looks better than most anything we’ve seen all winter long to this point.

    Tuesday. 🙂

  2. Cliff Gavic 1,100 ft says:

    Wet snow at 1,100 ft. Had 4 in. snow this am, since melted.

    The sticking snow must be up around 1500/1600 feet.

    At least we got “some” snow this year. The down side nothing stuck around.

  3. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Nice snow squall moving through now. Started as rain/snow mix, then all snow, and now back to rain/snow mix.

  4. Sifton says:

    IMO I don’t think you did, but did you blow it Mark??

    • Joshua in Lake Oswego says:

      I think he pretty much nailed this. He definitely didn’t blow it.

    • nope…he was right on point 🙂

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      I think we did really well, only forecasting rain at the lowest elevations yesterday, and ZERO to 1″ at the lowest elevations this morning. Sure, I could have stayed with ZERO to TRACE, but adding the 1″ was a safe move seeing all those heavy showers heading in early today. Plus, I tried to sound real negative above sticking snow during the shows last night.

    • Sifton says:

      Yeah, & calling it out only 5 hrs. ahead of time is meteorological genius!! Lol……..

  5. Nice to have the new ODOT cam @ Hwy 47 & 26. Snow @ 200′


    About 2″ here…snowing hard….I can hear the plows working downtown

  6. David B says:

    Now alternating between rain, rain/snow mix, and snow here at High Point, West Seattle. Temperature down to 35. Still no accumulation, and don’t really expect any.

  7. Dave in South Salem (500') says:

    On my drive in to work I crossed about 750 feet and its about 2 inches, sideways blowing snow and streets covered up there and down to about 200 feet its nothing but rain and even a bit of sun.

  8. gidrons says:

    I had about 3″ on the ground when I got home last night at 6:30. It turned to rain not long after. It was down to an inch when I went to bed. Snowed hard this morning, wife says now about 5 or 6 inches. 1000′ hills above Scappoose

  9. Incoming snow squall (click on my name to see webcam)

    • David B says:

      Wet snow is currently falling here in the High Point neighborhood of West Seattle (400′ elevation). No accumulation. Temperature as of last check was 36.

  10. Melissa says:

    Heavy snow showers here in Stayton, Been snowing since 7:45 nothing sticking though, atleast not yet 🙂

    • melissa says:

      Okay so i go look outside and its slowed down. I guess off and on snow showers some being heavy would be a more accurate statement!

  11. germantownsummit1000' says:

    3+” now, snowing hard, sky has darkened considerably the last 10 min. or so..


  12. W7ENK says:



    They’re reading your blog, Mark. They practically quoted you from one of your previous posts…

    Now we know who truly forecasts the weather ’round here! 😆

  13. AlohaWeather says:

    Heavy snow is starting in the Aloha Area. hopefully there will be some brief accumulation!

  14. W7ENK says:

    Light to moderate rain showers overnight, a few gusts of wind from time to time, no plus signs to wake me up, and absolutely Ø evidence of any snowflakes whatsoever. I even took a peek outside around a Quarter of 4. Rain. Low of 36°F.

    Can I haz a 70 degree sunny day now, pleez? 😥

  15. …Nice white morning up here, around 4 inches on the ground and snowing hard!!!…

  16. 33 deg. ground is white, roads are wet.

  17. AlohaWeather says:

    Is that squall line thunderstorm heading for Portland?

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