There isn’t going to be a snowstorm in Portland today.
Here is the latest…
- Warm air has moved in overhead as models showed, bringing the chance for significant sticking snow down to just about zero for most of the metro area.
- Metro area highways/freeways will remain clear today
- In the hills there will be some icy roads in spots, mainly before noon
- A wintry mix will fall all day. That includes ice pellets, freezing rain (less likely), snow, and just plain rain.
- Temperatures remain near/above freezing so accumulation of anything will not be on roads, except in and near the Columbia River Gorge
- There is still a chance it changes back over to snow from Forest Grove to Vernonia, but I’d say just an inch or two is possible now.
- The NWS has cancelled the Winter Storm Warning for the metro area.
- RESUME YOUR NORMAL LIVES if you don’t live near/in the Columbia River Gorge
Looks like the trusty mesoscale models have done very well again today, with those soundings showing a warm layer moving in above being accurate. Go Huskies!
At this moment ODOT road surface temperatures at the 217/26 interchange on the west side and I205/Division on the eastside are only a degree above freezing…a close call! But with daytime warming (a little) that should keep them from falling below freezing.
I started with ice pellets and snow here at 1,000′ at the west end of the Gorge, but as of 8:30am it’s mostly snow now. So lots of blowing snow and ice pellets if you’re driving out I-84 this morning.
Here is a nice pic showing a glazing in the hills above Newberg