The Next Few Hours

A small disturbance is moving into the Central Coast range, enhancing the showers there and they are spreading into parts of the Central/Northern Willamette Valley. This, along with cooling temps, brings back the possibility of snow sticking to lower elevations…

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

54 Responses to The Next Few Hours

  1. W7ENK says:

    Waiting patiently…

  2. R.G. Oregon City - 365' says:

    All snow now in Oregon City. Not sticking yet.

    Drove in from Seattle tonight and had very heavy snow south of Olympia around 9:30pm; covered I-5 with quick inch or two. Very large flakes…fun to watch!

  3. Sandi (Wilsonville) says:

    Snow now here. I-5 & Willamette River. My daughter says it’s snowing heavily at PacU in Forest Grove, but mostly still slush on ground.

  4. Nice accumulation. Fun to watch with the flood light on!
    33 deg now with almost an inch of snow.

  5. AlohaWeather says:

    All snow has began in Aloha. Not sticking yet, but the temeratures are having a party.

  6. Ryan says:

    Yep rain snow mix at 250 feet in Bethany. Hopefully it will drop a couple degrees.

  7. chris s says:

    Eh, i think you can remove that word possibility of sticking snow in your forecast for at least us down here in salem metro area. 🙂

  8. Precip starting in SW Beaverton…50/50 mix rain/snow….

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

    We already broke the 1 inch mark and its not slowing down yet. Thanks for managing my expectations and letting us get a bit surprised. Can’t wait for the morning!

  10. AdamInAumsville says:

    I need to get some pictures and send them to Mark.

  11. OldManWinter says:

    SUPRISE!

  12. chris s says:

    really coming down now here in west salem, starting to stick to surfaces, but not the roads yet.

  13. AdamInAumsville says:

    Sticking to the roads now.

  14. Marc (East Vancouver) says:

    An hour ago, I heard “likely nothing except a flurry or a sprinkle”… Still not expecting much but it’s amazing how fast a forecast can change.

  15. goducks09 says:

    What to make of the rotation NW of Astoria? Could be nothing. Moving SE.

    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/weather/sat.shtml

    • AlohaWeather says:

      I’m pretty sure that’s something. A weak low?

    • AdamInAumsville says:

      Yes. Mark pointed it out on the 10 PM newscast.

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      The NWS also pointed it out in their forecast:

      “A VORT MAX IS SEEN IN WATER PICTURES THIS EVENING OFF
      THE WA COAST NEAR 127W…MOVING SLOWLY SE. MODELS BRING THIS VORT
      MAX ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THU MORNING. WITH IMPROVED DYNAMICS
      COUPLING WITH THE COLD MOIST ONSHORE FLOW…EXPECT TO SEE WIDESPREAD
      SHOWERS CONTINUE OVERNIGHT”

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

    If this thing hits portland, its going to be chaos on the morning commute on the west side of town. Sure don’t miss having to cross those hills into downtown… if the moisture makes its way up there

  17. Trisha says:

    I live in Tillamook at about 125 feet and its currently 33 and snowing. We have about 1/2 inch or so right now and still snowing.

  18. AdamInAumsville says:

    Snowing hard here @ 380′. Sticking to everything but the road!

  19. chris s says:

    getting light snow here in west salem at about 300ft level. Temp is 35.4 not sticking to anything quite yet, but we did get a dusting at this elevation this morning. Expecting to wake up to a white covered ground in the morning at this rate. 🙂

  20. Last half hour it has been totally dumping, Unfortunately the temp is stuck at 34 deg. So just a good layer of slush so far.

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

    In about the past 15 minutes we went from wet everywhere to snow everywhere even the street. I’d say this is gonna be a bit worse than originally thought

    • Dave in South Salem (500') says:

      Holy moley its REALLY coming down and sticking to everything. Most since the january storm, this is going to be 1 inch very soon if not already. better adjust that forecast!

  22. rain snow mix temperature 34 degrees

  23. Scott Nelson says:

    Off and on rain and snow showers out here in South Salem at 550′ elevation. This morning my whole neighborhood was covered in snow and some of the snow in my yard never melted today.

  24. BEn T. says:

    Mark. Same forecast for Kelso-Longview?

    • Wendy-Silverlake, Wa says:

      Looks to me like there is a lot more moisture south towards Portland than there is north. I think this may be one of the few times that Kelso/Longview doesn’t get the goods. Who knows though, things can change.

  25. EmzinTigard says:

    Back peddling.. 😀 Not a dis, I’m glad for another chance of even snow in the air!

  26. Brandan(Damascus) 675ft. says:

    Where’s Larry? I bet he’s been getting hammered

  27. alohabb says:

    So what your saying is there is still a chance in the PDX Metro area? Crap….Im ready for spring!

  28. DallasBob@500feet says:

    Thanks for the continual updates…we appreciate it.

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