Spots of Freezing Rain/Ice Pellets


Well…I guess I shouldn’t have said NO precipitation, maybe a little?

Looks like the band of precip is still holding together this morning! Precipitation reported as far as the southwest side of the metro area at this hour.  It’s not much, but you can see a healthier band still holding together coming up through Marion County.  Not sure if it’ll survive the dry outflow of the Gorge…we’ll see.


So far a mix of ice pellets and freezing rain reports off to the southwest around Eugene/Corvallis…that part was expected.

Temperatures are cold enough for anything that falls to “stick” for another hour or so, except where the easterly wind has temperatures above freezing.  I see the ODOT road temperatures at Sunset Transit Center, 99E at Oregon City, & I205/Division are a bit too warm for stickage/freezing, in the mid 30s.

What a perfect setup with a crystal clear/cold night, then precip arrives immediately with the cloud cover right after sunrise.  It’s still sunny on the eastside of the metro area!


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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


24 Responses to Spots of Freezing Rain/Ice Pellets

  1. runrain says:

    So, I guess Winter fell on a Monday this year…

  2. Well to be fair Mark did say a 1% chance, not a 0% one.

    Of course the real reason is that the Dome temporarily left Portland. 🙂

  3. Kathy Nishimoto says:

    So far it’s just really dark and dreary in Odell! It looks like it wants to do something!!

  4. Janeen says:

    Any predictions for snow this winter!? 🙂

  5. Winter lover says:

    This one was a tough call. I like the blog post from last night, otherwise everyone uses it to not show up to work after a long holiday weekend. If there was too much concern planted too many would have stayed home. When you are a business owner and rely on employees, inclement weather can really suck! On the other hand, I am like a big kid and love the cold and snow in Portland. I have Been here all my life and being teased with it as a kid has kept it exciting for me, 50 years later! Sure seems like it snowed more in the 1970’s.

  6. Wendy-Silverlake, WA says:

    Well started off as snow, then switched to ice pellets, now back to a mix of snow and pellets. Temp holding at 29-30 range.

  7. Jason Hougak says:

    Ice pellets in Sandy. Precip band breaking apart as seen on radar.

  8. Bryan says:

    Do you think we’ll have a bad winter, meaning snow and ice?

  9. Becky Barney says:

    Had a little rain about a half hour ago which turned to freezing rain for about 2 minutes then quit altogether! Nothing here in Dundee now!

  10. Brian Gilmore says:

    Nothing at 122nd and Stark but cold east winds.

  11. Jessica says:

    It has ice pellets on Columbia Blvd and MLK, Portland. Take is slow people.

  12. Ann says:

    Seems to be plain old rain in Sellwood

  13. Jonathan SEPDX says:

    Pellets in inner SE. Big crunchy ones

  14. runrain says:

    Nothing downtown PDX yet.

  15. Jason Hougak says:

    Clouding up quick on Trout Creek Rd by Hal in Aims. Working on a froze up pump system.

  16. GTS1K' says:

    While it lasts.

    One-th, BTW

  17. Pipsqueak says:

    There is freezing rain in the Tigard area. Not too bad.

  18. Sapo says:

    Yep! Fun morning

  19. GTS1K' says:


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