Storm #3: 6 Hours Early!

10am Saturday…

Just woke up and checked out radar; here we go!  Storm #3 is moving in WAY ahead of schedule today with heavy snow across the metro area already before 10am.  It appears the atmosphere is still cold enough to support snow (for now) north of Salem.  A new winter storm warning is up now through tomorrow morning for most of the Willamette Valley and now an Ice Storm Warning for the central/south Willamette Valley due to very thick ice accumulations.

  • Expect 4-7″ new snow in most of the metro area today/this evening.
  • Most of the precipitation should stay as snow in the metro area
  • Some freezing rain is possible in the metro area by evening, definitely possible during the overnight hours

Heavy freezing rain will develop in the Willamette Valley and snow will change to freezing rain from Salem up into the far southeast suburbs of the metro area during the afternoon.  Lots of thick ice developing and power outages!

Note the WRF-GFS forecast of snowfall in the metro area today…a much juicier storm than the last two over the metro area:

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

150 Responses to Storm #3: 6 Hours Early!

  1. Longview Col. Hghts.400ft. says:

    Still snow falling here. Temp 31F.

  2. Lurkyloo says:

    Yipes. Snowed pretty much all day, now it’s freezing rain. Nice layer of ice on the north side of my car. Don’t think I could drive down my street — we’re on a hill. Kids and husband snowboarding down it now. Walked the 4 blocks to Plaid a couple of times in the last few days and it’s eerily quiet and deserted. Scared of power going out so I made an early dinner. Bought an interim supply of firewood on Friday — thank goodness for that. This has been quite the storm! No griping till next winter …

  3. Still all snow in east Vancouver. In fact, we’re in the midst of a pretty heavy shower at the moment. Temp. has dropped from just over 32 to 31.1.

  4. earthstar says:

    Sky darling to the south. Snow picking up again blowing in the east wind. Are we still getting more?

  5. Max in Fairview says:

    Now have some freezing rain mixing with the snow here. East wind blowing hard.

  6. runrain says:

    My east facing windows are iced over 😦

  7. Muxpux (Castle Rock 175') says:

    Still all snow here in Kelso by I-5. Coming down hard and radar looks like more heavy stuff on the way.

  8. Hal in Aims says:

    very light sleet/ZR mix here……….26 and a breeze from the east

  9. braniff1 says:

    Do we get more precip late this p.m. and tonight…whatever form it’s in??

  10. Eastman(Parkrose/NE Portland) says:

    GTS1K’
    Where is it snowing hard? What area are you in?

    • GTS1K' says:

      NW Skyline & Germantown.

      Just got a blast of sleet/snow for the first time about 5 minutes ago, though.

      Still 23.0!

  11. GTS1K' says:

    Still all snow, heaviest of the day, biggest flakes too. 23.0 and WINDY!

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