That was a fun drive home last night. Freeways were mainly wet/slushy until I made it around the “Gateway Turn”. I-84 suddenly turned icy in the usual spot past the I-205 split. Colder/drier air from the Gorge had already frozen the freeway out there. Then the last mile to my home wasn’t plowed. 5″ new on the road…I’m glad I didn’t take the snow tires off when it was 60 degrees!
Just a quick post to let you know what’s up for tonight and tomorrow AM.
All models show another “BC Slider” (or is it “Yukon Slider”?) coming down along the Oregon Coast tonight. Timing is perfect if you want more snow, the bulk of the precipitation falls in the middle of the night. Check out the trusty ECMWF model, showing 1-3″ in most of the Willamette Valley and metro area tonight.
Several other models show heavier totals around Salem, I’ll look at it in more detail this afternoon, but here’s the main message:
- EXPECT ONE MORE ROUND OF SNOW…LIKELY 1-3″, IN MUCH OF THE LOWLANDS TONIGHT.
- THURSDAY MORNING’S COMMUTE WILL LIKELY BE SNOWY, WITH SNOW/SLUSH ON MANY ROADS
This appears to be the last snow event for now since Friday night’s wetter system has a strong southerly, warming, onshore wind arriving at the same time as the precipitation.
I’m headed outside to enjoy the sun, and play with the snowblower I thought I wouldn’t use this winter…8″ snow on the ground here.
Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen