Travel Forecasts

11pm Monday…

Lots of people heading out on the road Tuesday and Wednesday…those will be the worst travel days weather-wise across the Pacific Northwest.

All dry Wednesday afternoon and beyond, so travel home Friday-Sunday will be good region-wide.






Drive carefully the next 24 hours!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen

37 Responses to Travel Forecasts

  1. Roads and streets here are littered with more downed limbs than I’ve seen in some time. Power just got restored after being out for more than 7 hours. Glad I have a propane heater (which doesn’t need electricity to run) to keep the house warm on nights like this.

  2. High Desert Mat says:

    Quite a day weather wise over here in Redmond. First off yesterday was almost 60 degrees!! Then overnight the clouds moved in and the low spun down the coast and drew upsloping winds for us over here. I woke up at 7 this morning and the temp was 38 with some sprinkles around. Two hours later it was 31 and snow was accumulating. Throughout the day the snow picked up in intensity and I am now sitting at 26 degrees with 9″ on the ground all the while it is still snowing. This snow isn’t going anywhere for awhile as the temp over here wont go above freezing until sometime after Sunday. Not to say the suns radiation wont melt any or some wont evaporate but for the most part the kids can sled for a week. Roads are treacherous over here and its going to be frigid over the next few nights. What a great day!! Hopefully there will be more like this this winter. Goodnight all, I’m exhausted now, these days do that to me.

    • Mark Nelsen says:

      It is going to be SO COLD for many nights now. Thick snow cover then high pressure overhead for many days? Wow…-10 to +10 and then highs only in the 20s Enjoy!

  3. Leeateea says:

    Bend sure is having quite the snowstorm!

  4. Outflow winds are here and are making for something of a rollicking ferry ride home. NWS is forecasting gusts to 50 or 55 mph for me tonight.

  5. Boydo3 N. Albany says:

    The passes are pretty picture right now!

  6. WEATHERDAN says:

    What a gloomy day outside. CPC 16 day outlook has us above normal as far as temperatures. Oh excuse me the blog trolls Chrissie et al… would say it’s just my warm bias. I really would have liked to see some snow. I just didn’t see us getting any Arctic air. I still hope for a White Christmas. Peace.

    • runtmc says:

      Phew! Just glad your level-headed, realistic, no-nonsense, pragmatic outlook was there for me the past week, WD. Otherwise, I would have been expecting a historic November artic blast and snowstorm despite the fact that NOBODY was seriously predicting said storm. What would I have done without you?

  7. runrain says:

    Winds have turned east at PDX. Like Cousin Eddie, they may be here for a while!

    • runrain says:

      Gusting to 49 at Bellingham, and the temp is going UP. Brother…

    • jimbo says:

      Not supposed to get colder until tomorrow

    • @jimbo: Not by much. Bellingham’s forecast high was 40 today, and they’re already at 44. Tomorrow’s is 39. If the current discrepancy holds, that means tomorrow will be more like 43.

      Hope, BC (right at the mouth of the Fraser gorge) is currently 4˚C or 40˚F; it’s not even in the 30s (let alone below freezing) there! Like I’ve already said, “arctic” this outflow event definitely is not.

    • runrain says:

      Yeah! What he said! Little trivia: Hope, BC was the filming location for Stallone’s First Blood. In the movie, it was portrayed as a fictional city in Oregon.

    • jimbo says:

      I said colder. Not COLD. We as bloggers often overreact to these things. Especially in the winter

    • Boydo3 N. Albany says:

      Sometimes the colder (upper) air arrives first from the NW then the (surface) east winds kick in as the low slips by to our west and then dives on down to the south. Right?
      “Who’s on first?”

    • Jason Hougak says:

      So… what’s so wrong with cousin Eddy😆

    • We usually escape strong outflow winds here in Vancouver BC, although just south of us, in the Fraser river delta region you can run into those winds. The strongest outflow winds I can recall in my location were back in early February 1989. Now THAT was a strong arctic outflow: I heard reports of blizzards and freezing spray conditions out in Georgia Strait. Those were the days!:-)

  8. Hal in Aims says:

    had maybe 1/2 inch here…..grass and trees white for a while….

  9. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    41 at midnight, 37 now. 0.23″ of rain.

  10. W7ENK says:

    42F and raining when I got home from work yesterday.
    42F and raining when I left for OC around 6pm
    42F and raining when I got home from OC around 10pm
    42F and raining when I went to bed around 11pm
    42F and raining when I got up this morning at 5:30am
    42F and raining when I left for work about 6:30am
    42F and raining when I just checked right now at 8am.

    My overnight low temperature was 42F
    My high so far today is 42F

    Here’s the weird part:
    0.42″ of rain overnight. 😯

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  11. Tyler Mode in Battle Ground says:

    37 and rain. That’s fantastic…said nobody ever.

  12. Rain and 37 here.

    Rain is ending from the north. Bellingham is already getting hit by Fraser outflow, which this time is so mild in temperature that KBLI actually got warmer when the outflow hit, from 37 degree rain to 42 degree dry wind.

  13. Washougal 1100ft says:

    Snowing in washougal at 1100ft!

  14. If we had any snow here, it was too late in the night for me to observe it. In any case, this system was pretty weak, and was basically finished here by early morning. Skies are quickly clearing off, and next comes the wind!

    • CYVR reported nothing but rain overnight.

    • Thanks, Rubus. I live in the city at an elevation of 267 feet. Sometimes(and that should be emphasized), I see snow here when the airport receives none. At this particular time, the temperature stayed above 37F while it was raining lightly. If it had been a downpour, I would have seen it turn to a mix of rain and snow.

  15. Jason Hougak says:

    32F with snow on the ground, nice coverage looks like an inch. My kids will be happy to enjoy sum snow, I’ve gotta work… dang it!

  16. Paul D says:

    40 and rain at my place in Hillsboro. Spot on Mark!

  17. Boring Oregon says:

    Currently 36.6 and the rain looks like a snowflake or two is trying to mix in. On top of that, my Fox 12 weather app is saying snow for the next 5 hours. Things just got intresting. Also, I’d like to get a report from Jason to see how it’s going at 1300ft.

  18. schmit44 says:

    11/23/2015 Oregon (All) Temperature Summary

    High:59 at FISH FIN RIM(4907 ft) & LITTLE BUTTE CRE(1702 ft) & Lorella(4160 ft) & Paisley (OR 31 M(4298 ft) & GREEN MOUNTAIN(3064 ft)
    Low: 49 at Port Orford(0 ft) & UMATILLA RIVER B(586 ft)

    High:26 at EW1881 Pendleton(1204 ft)
    Low: 9 at EW4189 Baker Cit (3333 ft )

    Largest Diurnal Change: 47 degrees
    CHRISTMAS VALLEY (57/10 ) (4360 ft )

    Heaviest Rainfall:
    1.35″ at WALDPT Waldport(43ft)
    1.07″ at W7KKE-3 Road’s E(89ft)
    1.03″ at EW1814 Florence(98ft)
    0.89″ at MEARES Cape Mear(1421ft)
    0.85″ at LINCON Lincoln C(187ft)

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