Classic Spring Break Ahead: Cool Showers & Good Skiing

March 22, 2017

11pm Wednesday…

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This is what it looked like in Salem today…what a beautiful pic!  This one (as you can see) is from Clifford Paguio.  I love the bright colors against the blue/gray sky; the pioneer man atop the capitol adds to it as well.

It’s pretty obvious now that Oregon’s Spring Break (begins Friday) will feature a cool-ish weather pattern with frequent weak systems giving us showers at times.  This doesn’t mean it’ll be soaking wet for the next 9 days but I think almost every day will have at least SOME showers.

The showery days are normal for late March,  but typically we see brief dry periods of 1-4 days mixed in with the showery days.  In fact in 2014, 2015, & 2016 March had above normal rain.  Yet each month had breaks in the rain.  This year we haven’t seen more than one dry day at a time.   Check out the rain stats:

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Add another inch or two the last 9 days of the month and that will give us a 6.50-7.00 inch March…another soaker!

Ski conditions do look good with this cool weather; I know Skibowl has their pond-skim coming up on Saturday and the weather looks just fine; snow showers and sunbreaks

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Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen