Mt. Bachelor ski resort in Bend, OR has the deepest snowpack on the West Coast at 88″ and they’re about to add over a foot of snow to that base.
NOAA has 9-15″ of snow forecast for Bachelor on Monday and Tuesday.
Bachelor has gotten 6″ in the past week and the photo above proves that it was fun.
We have an active weather day today. Currently it is snowing in the Cascades. Snow levels are around 3000-4000 ft. We have a winter weather advisory in effect for the Cascades, and are expecting snow totals of around 5-9 inches in the North Oregon/South Washington Cascades, and snow totals of around 7-12 inches in the Central Oregon Cascades through tomorrow morning. – NOAA Portland this morning
NOAA WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR 630 PM PDT MON MAR 23 2015 ...MODERATE SNOW OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST OREGON... .A PACIFIC WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING MORE RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW TO THE AREA. THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATION WILL BE OVER THE NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS... WALLOWA COUNTY...THE JOHN DAY-OCHOCO HIGHLANDS...AND ALONG THE OREGON CASCADE EAST SLOPES. ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PDT TUESDAY ABOVE 3500 FEET... * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 5 TO 7 INCHES. * ELEVATION: ABOVE 3500 FEET. * TIMING: PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO TUESDAY MORNING. WITH RISING SNOW LEVELS LATE TUESDAY MORNING...THE SNOW MAY CHANGE BACK TO RAIN BEFORE ENDING BY NOON. * LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LA PINE...SUNRIVER * WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH MAY CAUSE LOCAL DRIFTING OF THE SNOW. * IMPACTS: SNOW PACKED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAYS 97...20 AND 126.