It’s rare, but I was actually surprised by a dumping of snow out the window when I woke up this morning. About 1.5″ new so far. Now I live at 1,000′ just east of Corbett, but I see snow is falling (not sticking) even into the east metro area near the Gorge. That’s due to slightly drier/cooler air out there.
Models didn’t show this much moisture making it north, and as of now I don’t see the precip suddenly changing over to snow for most of us. BUT, the snow level near the Gorge at least is right at 1,000′ at this hour. Notice it’s been dropping from 1800′ to 1100′ the past few hours on the Troutdale profiler:
I don’t think the snow level will get much lower since we don’t have a cold/dry source of air flowing through the Gorge. That said, offshore flow increases through the afternoon/evening as the low pressure offshore slides to the south. I’ll be watching closely!
Showers will taper off this afternoon/evening and then we go dry/cold the rest of the week as mentioned in the previous post.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen