Sunday Morning Snow Update - Jan 1, 2017

Live cameras this morning show 2-3" of snow on the ground over the Coast Range near 500 feet.  Cascade foothill cameras show 1-3" on the ground from near 1,000 feet.  Cascade passes as of 9:30 this Sunday morning show 4-6" of snow with higher amounts up high. The hills of the Willamette Valley in wine country show a dusting to 1" of fresh snow.  Other snow reports include:  Amboy, Rainier and Kalama with 4-5" on the ground, Woodland Hills at 1,000' 6" of snow, Scappoose hills, 2-3" of snow and Skyline in the West Hills at 750', 3" of new snow!

Metro areas from Longview to Portland to Salem will hold in the mid to upper 30s Sunday afternoon with a mix of rain and snow showers in the air.  Afternoon moisture amounts will be light.  The city center of Portland may see a light dusting of snow in the grass at times, otherwise wet conditions, not white are expected. 

Temperatures will drop into the low to mid 20s Sunday night into Monday morning with snow flurries expected, but no accumulation.  Keep an eye on next weekend.  The temperature forecast is uncertain as heavy Pacific moisture is tracking to push inland.  Will it be heavy rain or heavy snow and ice?  Keep updated. 

-Rod Hill