NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings the cover nearly the entire state of Oregon excluding only the southwest corner.
The Winter Storm Warning is calling for 12-19″ of snow is forecast for Mt. Bachelor ski resort, OR. The detailed snow forecast (below) is calling for 17-28″ of snow for Mt. Bachelor, OR.
It’s already snowing at Bachelor and they’ve already seen 3″ as of this morning.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 19 INCHES. - NOAA Portland, OR today
Mt. Bachelor’s Cloudchaser Chairlift will open for the first time ever on Friday and it’s gonna be pure powder…
“A major winter storm will impact the area late tonight through Wednesday night. Significant travel impacts are expected along Interstate 84 from the Columbia Gorge to the Grande Ronde Valley and also along US 395 and 97.” – NOAA Pendleton, OR today
WINTER STORM WARNING for OREGON:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR 904 PM PST TUE DEC 13 2016 ...SIGNIFICANT SNOW WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT... .A STRONG AND VERY WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION WEDNESDAY. THE AIR MASS ACROSS THE REGION WILL BE COLD AND SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES- INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...LA PINE...SUNRIVER ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM WEDNESDAY TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY... * LOCATIONS...LA PINE...SUNRIVER. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...12 TO 19 INCHES. * TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND INCREASE IN THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON HOURS OF WEDNESDAY. SNOW WILL TAPER TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS LATE WEDNESDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...AREA ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK. LESS TRAVELED SIDE ROADS COULD BECOME IMPASSABLE. THE VISIBILITY WILL BE POOR AT TIMES WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 1 INCH PER HOUR EXPECTED. * HAZARD ELEVATION...ALL ELEVATIONS. * WINDS...NORTHEAST TO EAST 5 TO 15 MPH. * WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=PDT.