Winter Is Over In The Lowlands & Gorge

We’re into early March now and no maps/models show any real stormy weather, or cold.  In fact they look quite mild through the first two weeks of the month.  So it’s time to put a fork in winter:

MarkPromo_WinterOver1

What does that mean?  This applies to anywhere west of the Cascades (including the Coast and Columbia River Gorge below 500′ or so).

1. You can take your snow tires off IF you plan to stay in the lowest elevations (below 1,500′) for the next few weeks.

2. You can unwrap your pipes, or any plants that need to be protected from temps below 25-28 degrees.

3.  We won’t see more school snow days or delays in these lowest elevations.

4.  Strong and cold east wind episodes are finished in the Gorge.  Still windy at times, but not the winter stuff.

5.  Dense widespread fog is unlikely now until October.

Here’s a good idea of what we won’t see again until next winter and what is still possible:

MarkWinter_Over3

Note we could still get in a pattern (like March 2012) where we get some wet snow in the morning at 32 degrees and then it’s 45 in the afternoon.  Even that is unlikely once we get past mid March.  Sure, there have been some real freak events in the past, but the chance of that occurring again in any one year is extremely slight.

And what a weird winter it was…2 months of absolutely nothing sandwiched between two arctic blasts with snow/ice.    Those two months included drought conditions with sun and fog from early December through early February.

MarkWinter_Over1

The only “normal” part of winter was the last 3 weeks of February!  A horrible ski season (the first 3/4) with several ski areas not opening until the early part of February and the others limping along on minimal snow through mid January.

We finally had some decent snow this winter.

MarkWinter_Over4

PDX had 8.0″ total, most of that during the 3 snowstorms in early February.  Of course those of you from Albany to Eugene had TWO big snow events…better than anything you’ve seen in decades.

There has been one other oddity so far this winter:   A total lack of snow in areas that typically receive far more snow than Portland.  Those areas from 1,000 to 2,500′ in the hills, foothills, and lower Cascades.  Almost every time we’ve been wet, snow levels have been 3,000′ or higher.  At my home at 1,000′, I have seen the same total as Portland and less than many other lowland locations.    When is the last time you heard us say “snow down to 1,000 to 1,500′ tonight and tomorrow”???  I think I may have said that once this winter.  It has either been mild and wet or cold with lowland snow when we have precipitation, an absence of chilly onshore flow behind fronts.  An example is at 2,600′ northwest of Mt. Hood at the South Fork Bull Run SNOTEL site.  Even at that “high” elevation, no more than 9″ of snow has been on the ground since the 16″ accumulated during the arctic blast in early February.  Highly unusual to have only a few inches on the ground at that elevation in late February or early March.  As of today there is no snow on the ground.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

68 Responses to Winter Is Over In The Lowlands & Gorge

  1. W7ENK says:

    1.25″ at the top of the hill (center of The Dome) in Milwaukie today. Winds were gusting 30+, just shy of 40mph about 30-45 mins ago under partly starry skies, calm now and cloudy.

  2. Eastman(Parkrose/NE Portland) says:

    Ugh. Predictive text!!! Annoying!!

    Hoarder*** not boarder lol

  3. Eastman(Parkrose/NE Portland) says:

    Is**

  4. Eastman(Parkrose/NE Portland) says:

    Wind from the south us really picking up. Blowing things in my backyard around. Here it. Goes again- lets see how many broken things I can end up with this time around. My wife calls me a boarder so for her (its ok) haha. Love these storms!

  5. dothgrin says:

    I think the “flood” part of the fork may be a little premature…the “surf” was definitely up today. I drove through a particular burst of rain at the 217 and the 5 early this evening that had everyone driving pretty slow.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      No widespread flood warnings, or any warnings so far. We can get creeks or roads to flood anytime we have heavy rain for a few hours. Remember all the flooding in Salem in September?

  6. boydo3 N Albany says:

    Looks to me like the low is filling in. Wouldn’t hurt my feelings at all.
    http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/wxloop.cgi?ir4km_enhanced+12

  7. schmit44 says:

    MARCH 2014 WEATHER CONTEST
    Entries close at 11pm tonight
    http://www.directpaintsaleswa.com/MAR2014/add.php

  8. Sapo says:

    Looks like some more heavy rain moving in, then a wet day on Saturday, possible precipitation on Sunday, then it appears that we will be entering a very long, warm and dry period…Interesting.

  9. pappoose in scappoose says:

    LOOK!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    237 PM PST WED MAR 5 2014

    THERE HAS BEEN LIGHTNING ALONG THE COLD FRONT AS IT APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTHWEST THIS AFTERNOON…AND EXPANDED AND SPED UP OUR EARLIER COVERAGE OF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE COASTAL WATERS TO THE INLAND VALLEYS THIS EVENING AS THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH. WILL KEEP THE THUNDERSTORM FORECAST FOR THURSDAY AS IS.

  10. blessed warm wet sky
    frogs croaking flowers showing
    spring awakening

  11. vernonia1 says:

    should be manning the life boats soon….

  12. pappoose in scappoose says:

    Uh oh!
    Beware the poisonous tail of the bent-back occlusion!!!

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
    1038 AM PST WED MAR 5 2014

    THE ASSOCIATED DEEP SURFACE LOW IS OUT NEAR
    42N/140W THIS MORNING AND WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TONIGHT INTO VANCOUVER ISLAND THURSDAY MORNING.
    THE MODELS SHOW THE BENT BACK OCCLUSION/WRAP AROUND BAND WITH THE LOW CENTER WILL APPROACH OUR COAST LATE TONIGHT AND MOVE THROUGH
    SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THURSDAY FOR ANOTHER BURST OF WIND AND RAIN. THUS THE WIND WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL MID DAY
    THURSDAY.

    WILL ALSO SEE BREEZY CONDITIONS AT TIMES IN THE VALLEYS…AND WILL NEED TO MONITOR WHETHER WE MAY REACH ADVISORY CRITERIA OR NOT. THE DAMP GROUND COULD LEAD TO MORE TREE PROBLEMS EVEN WITHOUT REACHING ADVISORY CRITERIA.

  13. boydo3 N Albany says:

    Really amazing. 90% ice coverage on the Great Lakes. The East coast setting temperature records….
    I’m sure the people living there would love to put a fork in it!
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/record-breaking-cold-continues-nation-endless-winter-continues-article-1.1710078

  14. JJ78259 says:

    Spring break next week in San Antonio 71,79,79,81,72 temps are forecast, there is nice weather on spring break at home after all!

  15. The plants sure are liking the warm and wet! Low of 50 here.

  16. schmit44 says:

    3/4/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:67 at CW5302 Roseburg( 410 ft) & Eugene – Willame(460 ft)
    Low: 53 at EW3367 Coos Bay(98 ft) & Highway 42 at Co(448 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:31 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft) & HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 23 at HOWARD Mt Howard (8150 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 35 degrees
    Arlington (63/28 ) (449 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    0.87″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    0.73″ at QUAIL PRAIRIE LO(3183ft)
    0.62″ at FLYNN PRAIRIE(1543ft)
    0.50″ at NORTH FORK(3120ft)
    0.47″ at LOCKS(128ft)

  17. Jake at the Lake says:

    And to think- I come here to see what the weather is going to be like. And all I find out is what it is not going to be like. LOL

  18. Jeff Raetz says:

    http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORMILWA11

    Averages\Extremes for the month of February 2014

    Average temperature = 39.7°F (Lowest average February temp on record)
    Average humidity = 86%
    Average dewpoint = 35.5°F
    Average barometer = 29.970 in.
    Average windspeed = 1.3 mph
    Average gustspeed = 3.1 mph
    Average direction = 89° ( E )
    Rainfall for month = 5.54 in. (Average is 3.55”) (Wettest February on record)
    Rainfall for year = 10.450 in. (Average is 9.26”)
    Maximum rain per minute = 0.040 in on day 15 at time 17:06
    Maximum temperature = 56.7°F on day 28 at time 14:02
    Minimum temperature = 17.4°F on day 06 at time 18:01 (Lowest temp in February on record)
    Maximum humidity = 100% on day 28 at time 08:19
    Minimum humidity = 42% on day 05 at time 15:45
    Maximum dewpoint = 53.4°F on day 15 at time 15:19
    Minimum dewpoint = 3.5°F on day 05 at time 21:49
    Maximum pressure = 30.39 in. on day 05 at time 08:17
    Minimum pressure = 29.35 in. on day 15 at time 16:42
    Maximum windspeed = 11.5 mph from 068°(ENE) on day 25 at time 14:15
    Maximum gust speed = 26.5 mph from 180°( S ) on day 17 at time 03:30
    Maximum heat index = 56.7°F on day 28 at time 14:02

    Avg daily max temp :45.3°F
    Avg daily min temp :34.8°F
    Total windrun = 877.5miles
    Frost days= 10
    Ice/snow days= 4

    Record low wind chill temperature = 2.8 on day 06 at time 18:06 (Lowest wind chill in February on record)
    Record daily rain = .94” on day 15
    Record rain in 1 hour = 0.26” on day 15 at time 17:10
    Warmest day (6am to 6pm) = 51.3 on day 12
    Coldest night (6pm to 6am) = 18.1 on day 07
    Coldest day (6am to 6pm) = 19.9 on day 06
    Warmest night (6pm to 6am) = 50.2 on day 13

    Daily rain totals

    00.02 in. on day 2
    00.07 in. on day 3
    00.01 in. on day 9
    00.34 in. on day 10
    00.60 in. on day 11
    00.22 in. on day 12
    00.22 in. on day 13
    00.43 in. on day 14
    00.94 in. on day 15
    00.16 in. on day 16
    00.65 in. on day 17
    00.62 in. on day 18
    00.41 in. on day 19
    00.16 in. on day 20
    00.40 in. on day 24
    00.01 in. on day 25
    00.28 in. on day 27

    Records since October 2008

  19. Jeff Raetz says:

    Got some free time tonight so its time to catch up on some old weather data

    http://classic.wunderground.com/weatherstation/WXDailyHistory.asp?ID=KORMILWA11

    Averages\Extremes for the month of January 2014

    Average temperature = 40.9°F
    Average humidity = 85%
    Average dewpoint = 36.4°F
    Average barometer = 30.218 in.
    Average windspeed = 0.9 mph
    Average gustspeed = 2.3 mph
    Average direction = 98° ( E )
    Rainfall for month = 3.717 in.
    Rainfall for year = 3.717 in. (Average is 4.89”)
    Maximum rain per minute = 0.110 in on day 09 at time 17:00
    Maximum temperature = 56.5°F on day 13 at time 13:29
    Minimum temperature = 28.0°F on day 21 at time 08:05
    Maximum humidity = 100% on day 29 at time 08:10
    Minimum humidity = 46% on day 26 at time 14:12
    Maximum dewpoint = 49.9°F on day 12 at time 14:36
    Minimum dewpoint = 25.3°F on day 25 at time 7:16
    Maximum pressure = 30.64 in. on day 14 at time 09:34
    Minimum pressure = 29.58 in. on day 11 at time 14:15
    Maximum windspeed = 10.4 mph from 068°(ENE) on day 23 at time 15:35
    Maximum gust speed = 26.5 mph from 203°(SSW) on day 11 at time 03:28
    Maximum heat index = 56.5°F on day 13 at time 13:29

    Avg daily max temp :48.5°F
    Avg daily min temp :36.3°F
    Total windrun = 476.4miles
    Frost days= 6

    Record low wind chill temperature = 22.8 on day 06 at time 08:51
    Record daily rain = 1.00” on day 11
    Record rain in 1 hour = 0.32” on day 11 at time 12:41
    Warmest day (6am to 6pm) = 50.7 on day 13
    Coldest night (6pm to 6am) = 32.2 on day 18
    Coldest day (6am to 6pm) = 36.1 on day 18
    Warmest night (6pm to 6am) = 53.1 on day 11

    Daily rain totals

    00.16 in. on day 9
    00.04 in. on day 10
    01.00 in. on day 11
    00.23 in. on day 12
    00.02 in. on day 13
    00.35 in. on day 28
    00.30 in. on day 29
    00.06 in. on day 30
    00.05 in. on day 31

    Records since October 2008

  20. Jason Hougak says:

    The “Jaws” warning theme is sounding in the mountains. Congrats Mark for bringing back the Pineapple Express! Our February rebound is going to rapidly melt away. We’ve had cool and rain, cold and dry, cold and fog, cold and snow, cold and ice, mild and sun and now going to have mild and wet. This will complete our winter menu for 2013-14… or will it.

  21. Garron near Washington Square says:

    Went from the winter train to the Dole train. Thanks Mark for bringing us back pineapples from Hawaii…http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi?wv_common+/24h/

    • alohabb says:

      Hey what did u think about the Dole Plantation? Headed over soon and heard mixed reviews

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      My family and I went there (the one on Oahu?) in October. We only did the maze. It was OKAY, but nothing special. Worth a stop, but I wouldn’t spend more than one hour there.

  22. WEATHERDAN says:

    62 and partly sunny in Salem at 1:00 PM. May get up around 65. So long Winter it was nice knowing you. A footnote to this Winter. Only 3 moths since at least the last 60 years in Sale have we had a high in the 20,s and a high in the 60,s. February 2014, December 1972, and December 1964.. Peace.

  23. Jesse-Stevenson says:

    Good stuff Mark! Can we start doing “Stick a Fork in Summer” posts in late-August/early-September too, just to be fair? 🙂

    It was a good winter out here. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  24. slim1357 says:

    Worst ski season since 04-05 and we’re heading into an el nino. Hooray! I don’t think I’ll be buying passes next season…

  25. February 2014 in Battle Ground (Minnehaha)
    Highest High: 59.1, 28th (59.7, 28th)
    Lowest Low: 18.5, 6th (19.4, 7th)
    Highest Wind: ESE 38, 16th+17th (SE 42, 17th)
    Most Precip: 1.39, 17th (1.29″, 17th)

    Total Precip: 5.08″ (5.50″)

    Avg High: 45.4 (46.1)
    Avg Low: 33.1 (33.8)
    Mean: 39.2 (39.9)

  26. Jason Hougak says:

    The entire eastern half of the country has had a record cold snowy/ icy winter. The Texas gulf coast region is under a winter storm and winter weather advisory, it’s March 4th. It will be interesting to see what next winter will bring. I’m thankful for the snow we got and also the beautiful polar like sunny skies. I enjoy it cold, you can always warm up. But spring is coming and here in the PNW is an awesome place to be. I can’t wait for some spring riding on the mountain. At least the resorts picked up enough snow to allow them to keep going at least into April. Normally here at 1,300 feet we have snow frequently which can last a week or so. Driving down the hill between 1100-1000 feet and there is none. This event didn’t take place this year. Our biggest year was 2008-2009. My daughter was born in Oct. That winter we had a total of 80 inches plus. There was so much on the roof I had to shovel it because it rained and the roof was groaning. Since then I put on a metal roof which does the shoveling for me. 🙂 I’ve got some very awesome pictures of the snow shedding off. Now let’s look forward to some thunderstorm watching.

  27. schmit44 says:

    3/3/2014 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    Warmest:
    High:63 at EW4053 Myrtle Po( 417 ft) & CW5302 Roseburg(410 ft) & Medford Viaduct(1360 ft) & W7APD Keizer(138 ft) & EW1914 Portland(151 ft) & Portland-Troutda(36 ft) & EAST BIRCH CREEK(1617 ft)
    Low: 53 at EW3367 Coos Bay(98 ft) & BANDON(79 ft) & BROOKINGS(79 ft)

    Coldest:
    High:30 at Mount Hood Meado(6601 ft) & HOWARD Mt Howard(8150 ft)
    Low: 23 at WA7V Pendleton (1411 ft ) & Hermiston Munici (636 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 34 degrees
    EAST BIRCH CREEK (63/29 ) (1617 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    2.44″ at RED MOUND(1753ft)
    2.17″ at QUAIL PRAIRIE LO(3183ft)
    1.81″ at DW9126 Brightwoo(1336ft)

  28. chris s says:

    So are you just refering to portland area Mark? Because down here in Salem it wasnt exactly some morning wet snow in march 2012. 🙂 It also affected schools down here 2 times with delays, and had it not been spring break school would have been canceled on the march 21st. ? I think or 22nd event. Also, the past 2 runs of the gfs have shown a cooler pattern at the end, yes i know its not really believable, but technically it does show it. Ok rant off. 🙂

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That was the freak event I referred to. March 21st/22nd 2012

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That March there was a morning wet snow on March 1st too I think. The coast managed snow around the 8th too.

    • Benjamin (West Salem) says:

      Yeah, on the morning of the 22nd after the snow had finished our street had 3 inches of snow (on the road surface) until the plow came through and cleared it away around 11am. This was well after the morning commute. I know Portland largely missed out on that event compared to Salem southward, but it was more than just some am flakes. I know… I’m acting like a picky child. 😉 I really do appreciate the new post!

    • Andrew (Near Silver Falls 1600') says:

      I had 40″ of snow in March 2012.

      Some highlights here were February 29/March 1: 16″ storm total (12″ on the 29th).

      March 12/13th: 10″ (This was the coast event)

      March 17th: 3.5″

      March 20-22: 19.75″

      There was sticking snow on the valley floor in the Salem area on the 1st and the 13th, though no more than 1-2″ or so. Salem also had some minor accumulations on a couple other days in early March 2012, though I can’t remember the dates, one of the dates I know Hwy 22 from Salem to Stayton had 2-3″ of snow from a heavy early morning shower and I only had a dusting from it.

      Then of course there was the March 21st event. I have seen Tr-1″ snowfalls in the Salem area/mid-valley in 2002, 2006, 2009, but nothing compares to March 2012, so I would not expect it. That was a Nina winter too, cold onshore flow as Mark has mentioned has not been a dominant theme this winter.

      I have also never seen two strong stalled frontal boundaries with heavy precip causing the entire layer to go isothermal like that in the same winter let alone within a week of each other! The only two other instances I can think of off the top of my head are Jan 28, 2008 (Eugene snowstorm), and November 19, 2003. Anyways, thus concludes my walk down memory lane.

    • chris s says:

      Ya Ben it snowed all day i believe on the 21st, and we didnt really get much above the mid 30’s the whole day. The snow was still around on the 22nd, and we had remnants still left on the 23rd.

    • Andrew (Near Silver Falls 1600') says:

      I also remember that the GFS initially had the event on the 12/13th focused over the S. Valley with Eugene in the bullseye, while the EURO showed it being more of a coast event. Both models were relatively late in showing it thought. The EURO won out as the heaviest precip was focused over the coastal water.

      At my elevation the airmass and precip rates were enough that I received a heavy snowfall. Eugene only got a dusting from this event as frontal boundary pivoted and moved through, The Salem area was more at the center of the focus of precip and picked up some accumulating snow early on the 13th. It melted quickly however, as I remember driving through Silverton around 1pm and seeing snowmen standing on green lawns.

      The models were again late in showing the March 21st event, the biggest challenge to forecasting that event was that it was hard to take the models seriously given that what they were showing was so unprecedented in our recent history, but it happened. That was a very heavy wet snow, and in Silverton and Mt. Angel the 4″ of snow broke a lot of limbs on the plum trees which were just beginning to bloom.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      How much snow have you had this winter Andrew? If you’ve kept records, it would be neat to see it compared to previous winters.

      Mine is

      2013-2014 Winter: 7.5″
      2012-2013 Winter: 7.5″
      2011-2012 Winter: 39.0″
      2010-2011 Winter: 22.5″
      2009-2010 Winter: 3.0″
      2008-2009 Winter: 65.6″
      2007-2008 Winter: 39.0″

    • Benjamin (West Salem) says:

      Wow! It looks like Mark has had 2 lousy winters in a row in terms of snow. I see what you mean. El nino is looking possible for next winter, so you could very likely end up with 3 low snowfall winters in a row, especially if it’s like the last el nino we had in 09/10 when you only got 3 inches of snow the whole winter.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      Although the 97-98 El Nino produced ONE big snow/ice storm in the metro area and Gorge. Early January 1998 saw 1.5 to 2′ of snow in 2 days! I think Madras & North Central Oregon had 2 feet too. Then the 50 degree days resumed immediately afterwards… So it is possible to get something like what we just had this weekend in an El Nino year.

    • Mike (Orchards 255') says:

      Never say never. The Winter of 1968-69 was an El Nino year and look how that one turned out. 🙂

  29. The Bad Forecaster says:

    Snow depth climatology as of March 1st, 2014

    CDUS46 KSEW 011755
    CLISNO
    CLIMATOLOGICAL SNOWDEPTH INFORMATION
    NORTHWEST WEATHER AND AVALANCHE CENTER SEATTLE WASHINGTON
    DAY 1 MONTH 3 YEAR 2014

    DATA IN INCHES, -99 DENOTES MISSING DATA

             CURRENT  CLIMATE  PER CENT   LAST  THRU 2013  THRU 2013
             DEPTH    AVERAGE  OF NORMAL  YEAR  MAX/YEAR   MIN/YEAR
    

    HURRICANE 64 88 73 114 163/1982 20/2005
    MT BAKER 130 151 86 186 296/1999 34/2005
    STEVENS 119 99 120 108 196/1956 30/2005
    SNOQUALMIE 96 89 108 91 198/1956 17/2005
    STAMPEDE 94 98 96 91 195/1969 8/2005
    MISSION 47 46 102 39 85/1999 13/2005
    CRYSTAL 62 67 93 75 133/1999 13/1981
    PARADISE 151 158 96 166 276/1999 43/2005
    WHITE PASS 64 59 108 61 115/1999 0/2005
    TIMBERLINE 122 142 86 149 244/1999 37/1977
    MEADOWS 102 120 85 110 245/1974 30/2005

    THIS TABLE PRODUCED ON THE 1ST AND 15TH BETWEEN 15 NOVEMBER AND 1 MAY.

    AVERAGES, MAXIMUMS AND MINIMUMS EARLY AND LATE IN THE SEASON MAY BE
    INACCURATE DUE TO LIMITED DATA.

    IF THERE IS TIE FOR THE MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM SNOW DEPTH THEN THE LATEST
    YEAR IS INDICATED.

    RECORDS BEGIN: HURRICANE 1979, MT BAKER 1926, STEVENS 1939,
    SNOQUALMIE 1929, STAMPEDE 1943, MISSION RIDGE 1970,
    CRYSTAL 1967, PARADISE 1926, WHITE PASS 1976,
    TIMBERLINE 1973, MT HOOD MEADOWS 1974.

    NOTE: NRCS DATA USED AT STAMPEDE STARTING 2006-2007 SEASON.

    • The Bad Forecaster says:

      OOPS Sorry Mark that doesn’t look right on my screen.

    • The Bad Forecaster says:

      Mark

      Here is the direct link from NOAA on that snow depth climatology through March 1st.

      http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/sew/get.php?wfo=sew&pil=CLI&sid=SNO

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

      28% of normal in Klamath Falls. (my house, not KLMT)

      Doing way bad in this part of the cascades.

    • David B. says:

      @Timmy_Supercell – Yeah, definitely looks like a bigtime drought for you guys and further south. Your precipitation deficit is much larger, and your wet season ends earlier, too. Double whammy.

      Looks like we’re having a “February/March miracle” in Washington and northern Oregon, though.

    • Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

      The way things are looking already, the most precipitation I end up with could be from storms in the warm season. And we know exactly how little that helps compared to snow.

  30. The Bad Forecaster says:

    As much as 160 inches of snow fell in the Cascades north of White Pass. The current snow depth this morning at Paradise was 167 inches (13 feet 11 inches) at 5,420 feet. It does not look so grand at Longmire with only 17 inches at 2,762 feet.

  31. Ben T says:

    The infamous forks come out. No watch something happen and you’ll have to reiterate. “I didn’t say there wouldn’t be snow. I said no prolonged arctic blast.”

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      That’s why I waited past the last two “threats” of action in the Gorge. Looking at the maps, I don’t even see snow down to 2,000′ hardly in the next 10 days.

    • Garron near Washington Square says:

      There won’t be much lasting snow below 5000′ the next week or so. Probably lose more than we gain above that at the resorts with this pattern.

  32. W7ENK says:

    No sooner do you say that… 😆

  33. Timmy_Supercell (Klamath Falls @ 4200') says:

    That’s just about what I had all Winter here. lol

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