NOAA: 2-4 Feet of Snow Forecast for Oregon & Washington Today & Tomorrow

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"1 to 3 feet of new snow is possible in the passes late today through Late Tuesday night, and travelers should be prepared for winter conditions. Precipitation in the lowlands today could also start as snow before changing to rain, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible in Kitsap County and the Hood Canal area, and less than in inch of accumulation in other isolated areas. Windy conditions are in store for the north interior." - NOAA today
“1 to 3 feet of new snow is possible in the passes late today through Late Tuesday night, and travelers should be prepared for winter conditions. Precipitation in the lowlands today could also start as snow before changing to rain, with 1 to 3 inches of accumulation possible in Kitsap County and the Hood Canal area, and less than in inch of accumulation in other isolated areas. Windy conditions are in store for the north interior.” – NOAA today

NOAA has issued Winter Storm Warnings for Oregon and Washington today that are calling for 2-4 feet of snow to fall today, tomorrow, and Wednesday.

Washington:

* TIMING...HEAVY SNOW WILL BEGIN IN THE OLYMPICS THIS AFTERNOON AND SPREAD TO THE 
CASCADES LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR THIS EVENING.SNOW WILL REMAIN HEAVY AT TIMES TONIGHT 
THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.  TWO TO FOUR FEET OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED IN THE 
CASCADES WITH ONE OR TWO FEET IN THE OLYMPICS. THE SNOW LEVEL WILL REMAIN AROUND 
2000 FEET...SO EVERY PASS OVER THE CASCADE SWILL GET SNOW.
- NOAA Seattle, WA today

Oregon:

* STORM TOTAL ACCUMULATION...12 TO 24 INCHES
- NOAA Portland, OR today
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today
PINK = Winter Storm Warning. BLUE = Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory. image: noaa, today

Washington and Oregon are already doing excellent with Mt. Baker having the most snowfall in North America this season at 275″ already and Mt. Bachelor, OR at 215″.

The 10 North American Ski Resorts with The Most Snowfall:

video of Mt. Bachelor on Xmas Eve 2016.

Washington and Oregon snowpacks are WAY above average right now (see map below).  As high as 138% of average at Mt. Bachelor, OR.

Western USA snowpack looking GOOD! image: nrcs, today
Western USA snowpack looking GOOD! image: nrcs, today
Mt. Bachelor, OR today. photo: Kyle Ohlson
Mt. Bachelor, OR today. photo: Kyle Ohlson
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image: noaa, today
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Crystal Mountain, WA today. image: crystal mountain

 


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