February all-time record for rain in jeopardy

By Rod Hill on 20-Feb-17 08:15.

Heavy rain on this Monday morning, February 20th, has pushed total rainfall at PDX over 9.00" for the month and into 2nd place on the all-time February wet record list! Less than an inch of water is needed to break the all-time February rainfall record of 10.03" set back in 1996.

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East winds to bring snow or ice

By Rod Hill on 31-Jan-17 07:46.

Cold east winds becoming gusty Tuesday night and blowing 40-50 mph near the gorge Wednesday and Thursday will set the stage for more winter weather over the Portland and Salem metro areas.  At this point, any moisture before Thursday night will be light and scattered, meaning no problems are expected.

Heavier

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ICE STORM WARNING FOR PORTLAND

By Rod Hill on 17-Jan-17 03:23.

ICE STORM WARNING FOR PORTLAND-VANCOUVER METRO AREAS UNTIL 10:00 PM TODAY.

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Possible Freezing Rain, Flooding Concerns

By Rod Hill on 16-Jan-17 03:24.

Cold east winds, blowing out of the Gorge to set the stage for possible Tuesday morning freezing rain in Portland and Salem.   

Precipitation is expected to return early Tuesday morning and may fall as freezing rain, depending on temperatures.  Hours of freezing rain are possible into early

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Warming temps, heavy rains next week, might bring high water

By Rod Hill on 13-Jan-17 13:55.

All forecast eyes are on rising snow levels to 6,000 or 7,000 feet next week, along with 50 degree valley temperatures and inches of rain. The combo may be more than enough to cause high water problems, including river flooding.

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Checkerboard of ice and freezing rain today

By Rod Hill on 08-Jan-17 08:47.

ICE STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT

Expecting a checkerboard pattern of valley warming today.

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SNOW & ICE STORM THIS WEEKEND

By Rod Hill on 05-Jan-17 19:01.

Watches are posted from Longview to Portland to Eugene for a weekend Winter Storm, bringing snow and freezing rain accumulation.  Look for a period of increasing snow to begin Saturday afternoon, changing to freezing rain toward evening.

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Sunday Morning Snow Update - Jan 1, 2017

By Rod Hill on 01-Jan-17 10:00.

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.

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Portland Weekend Snow Chance

By Rod Hill on 30-Dec-16 12:09.

Saturday Night, Sunday Snow Chance Update:  Saturday 9:45 a.m. 

PORTLAND LIKELY TO STAY MORE WET THAN WHITE, AS GROUND TEMPS WILL LIKELY STAY ABOVE FREEZING. 

Likely Saturday evening rain and snow showers and maybe all snow north near Longview.

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Wednesday PM Ice and Snow Threat

By Rod Hill on 13-Dec-16 06:43.

POSSIBLE WINTER WEATHER UPDATE:  Wednesday 5:35 am  (Dec. 14, 2016)

A low pressure center will track over Klamath Falls to Burns to Boise, Wednesday afternoon through Thursday morning.  The track will stay well south of the Portland and Salem metro areas.

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