Just looked at all the latest models, radar etc…it’s going to be a LONG day at work. Which means for all the rest of you it should be a fun afternoon and evening!
Right now: Steady snow is south of Salem and a band of steady light snow across Vancouver and into the west end of the Gorge. It’s 15 degrees at my house with snow blowing around. It’s also 24, windy, and snowing at Newport…more like Maine out there today. You can track radar all day here: http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/nexrad/index.php?type=RTX-N0Q-1-6
A snowstorm should be on the way for this afternoon for most of Northwest Oregon, including the Portland metro area. Models are in even better agreement that a slug of moderate to heavy snow will arrive soon after the noon hour here in the metro area. Looks like somewhere between 2-5″ snow by the time it’s wrapping up this evening. This will be a very cold snowstorm for us with temps hovering in the low to mid 20s; none of that 32 degree slushy snow stuff. That means the liquid de-icer will be useless from what I’ve seen in the past. And since for some weird reason ODOT still doesn’t use salt in the metro area (but other parts of Oregon now?), freeways will turn icy too. So don’t get stuck on the way to or from work!
This will be our biggest (only?) February snowstorm since 1995. It’ll only take about 2″ to do that. Our forecast snow totals and timing of warnings is below. The most severe weather will be in the west end of the Gorge with the strong wind creating blizzard conditions.
WINTER STORM WARNING: 2-5” METRO, 4-8” SALEM, 7-9”+ ALBANY SOUTH
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