Cascade Snowstorm

Still a ton of snow to come the next 24 hours in the middle elevations of the Cascades and another 2 days in the higher elevations (5,000’+).

Here’s our RPM forecast of snow totals, note plenty of heavy snow over the the Blue Mountains too:


This is just about the only interesting weather in the next 7-10 days, but I’ll blog later about that.

48 Responses to Cascade Snowstorm

  1. cgavic says:

    I wish NOAA would make a new warning category: for the upper foothills and mt. Hood, instead of just sandy.

    I look at the snow alerts….and their for elevations of 2,500 ft and above.

  2. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Fixing the National Weather Service’s Computer Gap
    The Problem is Worse Than I Thought

    • I’m surprised at this. I wonder about the military WX budget. Surely they have better forecasting power. Right?
      Commercial air travel? “Captain, you best check with the European forecast models…… seems ours are a bit off.”

  3. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    1.00″ now

    • chiefWright (Marquam) says:

      Remarkable orographics yesterday. Most everything against the east side of the valley was nearly and inch or more, while Eugene to Forest Grove was nearly dry.

  4. Skied the storm today. No crowds, plenty of fresh tracks. Visibilty was pretty bad at times but the snow was nice. It always amazes me when I’m out there on the mountain and people are just having a blast. Meanwhile the NWS forecast makes it sound like we should stay at home and don’t dare go anywhere near the mountains!
    Just have to get outside and go for it! Yeehaw ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. runrain says:

    Hasn’t rained that hard but seems to have rained nearly without stoping for 2 days now and temps not even getting out of the low 40’s. Can their be a bigger yuck??

  6. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    0.86″ for me today.

    Looks like I’ll be heading to Alaska again this March. “Peak” of solar activity is drawing me up there.

  7. Well, here’s to hoping tonight’s 00z offers something interesting. :/

  8. W7ENK says:

    That’s a lot of snow! Should be some nice skiing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. wwm says:

    well, it seems the snow fun is over. Everything has changed to rain and temp is up to 34* now. a ton of snow everywhere, but it is getting mushy from all the rain.

    upper tower temps seem to be going up, wish I knew the link…anybody have it? just curious whats going on with those.

    nothing to complain about it is very beautiful, wish you guys would get some in the city.

  10. Good news as we need to build the snow pack in case for some odd and unexpected reason we do start Spring early this year.

    • Andrew (Near Silver Falls 1600') says:

      We’ll probably have a mild first half or maybe completely mild February before winter begins in earnest. I would like to see a period of deep west coast troughing beginning around Feb 20th and last 2-4 weeks. Followed by some ridging or split flow for the end of March into April. Then I think we could have a nice spring. If spring starts to early it probably just means we’ll have a wet April/May. Mid-April until late May were just gorgeous up here last year. June was an absolute nightmare though with about 25 days of rain.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      I’d rather have the deep trough the first 3 weeks of March, then 70s the last week and splitty flow through May, that would be nice.

  11. ocpaul says:

    “I, wanta rock n’ snow all niiiiiiight, and snow-play every day.
    I, wanta rock n’ snow all niiiiiight and snow-play every day!!”

    Yep, that’s what this winter has driven me to.

  12. ErinK says:

    Seriously?? All I want is a quick few inches, stick around for a day and then leave. That’s all I ask!!

  13. Andrew (Near Silver Falls 1600') says:

    It is good to see all that snow in the Blue Mountains too.

  14. Ben T says:

    I love this! I hope we get 70 degree weather.(Maybe sarcasm will make the weather god’s give us snow.)

    • EY (Oak Grove) says:

      All it’s going to do is make them angry and give us no snow and no 70 degree weather for a long time. Hope you enjoy 45 and rainy for three months. Thanks.


    • JJ97222 says:

      The weather god’s seem to avoid the Northwest in earnest they love to see us keep wondering if will ever stop. How many days in April and May have you shaken your fist at the never ending rain only to realize June is coming! Then after you have tried to reschedule all back yard events the Sun comes out!

  15. alohabb says:

    I like turtles

  16. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    Good for the summer water supply, bad for an early hiking season! Catch 22

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