Snow Flurries, Or A Bit More For Some of Us Thursday A.M.

3pm Wednesday…

A quick blog post to update you on our snow chances tomorrow morning. This evening and tonight we’ll start clear and see temperatures drop into the 20s again as the east wind dies down.  We will all see calm wind by sunrise.

A very weak “BC Slider” system (more like Alberta Slider) is dropping south out of Canada late tonight and early Thursday morning.  Models have been showing this for several days, and we’ve been expecting just a few flurries.  That still appears to be the case.   But if we get anything more than flurries, temperatures are cold enough that snow could stick anywhere in the region.  

If it was normal weather (mild), we’d be calling for sprinkles or a shower tomorrow morning.  But keep in mind that sometimes that turns into a couple hours of showers.  Would you even notice?  Would any of us notice the difference between sprinkles and .05″ of rain?  Not really.  But for tomorrow that could make a huge difference between a few flurries in the air and snow-covered roads

Right now I’m seeing a mix of just flurries or up to 1/2″ snow during the Thursday morning commute on all our different models

So make sure you are paying attention if you plan to head out on the roads before 9am tomorrow.

I’m only concerned about the first few hours of the day; the system quickly moves out of here and we’ll be partly cloudy or mostly sunny beyond noon.  Temperatures quickly warm into the 30s and lower 40s by afternoon.

24 Responses to Snow Flurries, Or A Bit More For Some of Us Thursday A.M.

  1. Roland Derksen says:

    I received an inch depth of snow here overnight- a bit more than forecasted, and motorists this morning had to be careful on the roads. Now it’s mainly clear and I’m loving it!

  2. ocpaul says:

    30 degrees. about 3/4″ at 370′ in Oregon City.
    Farewell winter. Come earlier next year, and stay longer.

  3. West Linn 200 says:

    Sidewalks and roads are completely clear now. That was a quick melt-off. Flakes seem to be coming down steadily all of a sudden, but this event appears to be ending soon with the rising surface temps.

    On an unrelated note: if models are right, we might end up with a typical February rain total, the bulk of it being made up between Saturday-Tuesday. Interesting.

  4. W7ENK says:

    Flakes increasing in both size and intensity. Very light E-ly drift to them.

    N. Clack schools were on a 2-hour delay this morning, but just announced a full day closure. Neighborhood kids are out there now desperately trying to make snowballs, but this snow is so dry it’s like trying to pack sugar. There’s probably more grass in those snowballs than there is snow. 😂🤣

  5. Hank from Salem (524' Elevation) says:

    Of course the one morning I sleep in till 8:20, it snows. Still snowing a bit though.

    • Hank from Salem (524' Elevation) says:

      28.6 right now, low of 25.3.

      I love being in one of the coolest parts of the valley, it’s like the opposite of the dome. I still get the dome for precip though.

  6. West Linn 200 says:

    31 degrees with maybe a 1/4″ or slightly less

  7. Evan -- Cedar Mill says:

    West metro essentially bone dry…..again. North coast range rain shadow or bad luck?

  8. OC550 says:

    We have a good coating. Probably a 1/2″ of so at 550ft north of Oregon City.

  9. W7ENK says:

    28 degrees with a very light dusting of snow here in Milwaukie, the tiniest of little snowflakes falling very slowly past my windows. Making coffee now, will probably take my morning break a little early so I can wrap myself in a blanket, sit on my couch and stare at it from my living room before it all disappears.

  10. Max in Fairview says:

    Nice coating of snow this morning.

    • Ken in Wood Village says:

      Yes, it’s been snowing really good in Wood Village. I just drove to work and the roads are covered in snow and are a little slick. I didn’t have any issues driving with my Subaru 🤗❄☃️

  11. Joshua Lake Oswego says:

    32.3 here. Warmest station within 50 miles on Weather Underground. West side mainly missing out on flurry storm 2022

    • Doug in Lake O says:

      Odd, as we are maybe 1 mile apart; 30.5 here a few minutes ago snow falling since around 5 a.m. No, not much. Okay, hardly any but I am looking out the window now right now and a mix of tiny white pebbles and actual flakes——actually heavier now (7:19), mainly flaes. But very sparse; were this rain it would be light sprinkles. Still everything out side is white blanket, albeit a thin one, probably 1/16th inch. But the aesthetics are nice.

  12. Ken in Wood Village says:

    It’s finally snowing. There is a little accumulating 🤗❄☃️

  13. Mountain Man says:

    There’s actually a very unusual extended convergence area pushing into North Clark county right now and heading right for the central to east Portland metro area. I guess you are all sleeping so you’ll miss probably your last snow falling of the season.
    Okay it’s picking up here more, almost a half inch of Sandy dry snow now, every indication that part of the metro area will get something similar, and it’s minutes away from the OR/WA border. Enjoy it if you wake up in time.

    • Ken in Wood Village says:

      I woke up to use the bathroom and I see the precipitation but I don’t see anything outside yet. The air mass is so dry that it could take awhile for the snow to reach the ground. I’ll be up at 4:30 to get ready for work. Hopefully I’ll see some snow then…lol

  14. Mountain Man says:

    Steady super light dry snow, almost a quarter inch now with maybe just .01 melted precipitation. Currently 24 dp 17 and that one hundredth of an inch giving me that quarter inch of snow.

  15. Ken in Wood Village says:

    Been getting reports of light snow up in the Seattle area. Here is a satellite picture. As you can see, a front is coming down from the North to Northwest. Hopefully we can see a little snow from this front.

  16. JERAT416 says:

    When we get into the mild and wet pattern next week , what are we thinking snow levels will be ? Hopefully not gonna melt things at pass levels.

  17. Hank from Salem (524' Elevation) says:

    Thanks for the update Mark!

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