- Timberline forecasted to see between 20-30″ of new snow by Saturday.
- Bachelor to see slightly less precipitation with 20″ projected.
As of this morning, snow was already falling on mountain passes across western Oregon as well as parts of Washington. The precip is the result of a low pressure system that is sweeping across the PNW over the course of the next two days.
“Lower elevation rain/higher elevation snow showers will increase from west to east today as an upper level disturbance moves through the area. Precipitation will taper off through the day on Friday” – NWS Pendelton
Timberline is currently open to skiers and riders and this storm will likely make for the first bluebird powder day of the 2017/2018 season in the PNW.
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*What are you doing on Saturday?
Winter Weather Advisory
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 AM PDT FRIDAY ABOVE 4000 FEET…
* WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on difficult travel conditions in the Cascades above 4000 feet in elevation. Total snow accumulations 5 to 10 inches near Santiam Pass and as much as 10 to 16 inches for the higher ski resort elevations. Highway 26 near Government Camp is expected to see considerably less accumulation, with rain occasionally mixing with the snow.
* WHERE…South Washington and North Oregon Cascades above 4000 feet in elevation.
* WHEN…6 AM today to 6 AM Friday.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Heavier snow showers will result in brief accumulation rates of an inch or two per hour, reducing visibility considerably, especially at night.