Forecast Working Out Well; Historic Spring Snow In Valley

March 21, 2012

10:00am: 

Very impressive preformance by numerical weather models today!

Heavy snow in the foothills, very little in the lowest elevations around the Portland Metro area, heavy snow to the valley floor central and south valley too.

Right now the main action is from Salem to Eugene with the heavy snowfall…5-8″ down there!  As the NWS says, a historic spring snowstorm in the Valley.

More accumulation down south all  day, the precip changes back to snow (briefly) here in the Metro area sometime after 8pm, but with little additional accumulation.

Here in the Metro Area, it’s doubtful we’ll see anything other than a dusting overnight.  In fact temps stay above freezing down in Salem.  I don’t think we’ll have major issues for the Thursday Morning Commute.

Roads look clear enough, so I’m on vacation now through next week for Spring Break.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


Snow Totals: Wednesday Morning Edition

March 21, 2012

Here we are again…almost Spring Break and…

Did you get 1/2″ or more last night or this morning?  If so, put it in the comments below.  Keep discussing weather on previous posts.

1. Fresh snow received overnight.

2. Location

3.  Elevation if you are up above 500′ or so.

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