NOAA: Heavy Snow On Tap For Oregon | 6-18″ of Snow Tonight – Friday Night

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PINK= Winter Storm Warning. BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, Winter Storm Watch, and Winter Weather Advisory for Oregon. They are in effect t=Tonight through Friday Evening. Heavy snowfall is forecasted to impact the area, especially the mountains and possibly the lowlands.

6-18″ of Snow Tonight – Friday Night.

7 day snowfall totals. Image: Tropical Tidbits
7 day precipitation totals. Image: NOAA

Snow levels are forecasted to fluctuate between 1,000ft and 1,500ft. 

Additional Storm Info:

Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Medford, OR
Snowfall totals. Image: NOAA Medford, OR

Oregon: 6-18″ of Snow Tonight – Friday Night

* Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, 
  with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are
- NOAA Medford, OR
Storm timing. Image: NOAA Medford, OR
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

OR Winter Storm Watch:

National Weather Service Medford OR
417 AM PDT Thu Mar 22 2018

...Heavy mountain snow and possible low land snow Tonight into
Friday night...

.A strong cold front will move through southern Oregon and
northern California today. As cold air pours in behind the front
tonight, snow levels will drop rapidly to around 1500 feet. Snow
levels will then fluctuate between 1500 and 2500 feet, highest
during Friday afternoon.

At the same time, a rich plume of Pacific moisture will take aim
at the area, and the result will be very heavy snow in the
mountains. Particularly hard hit will be the mountains of Curry,
Josephine, and western Siskiyou counties where several feet of
snow are possible. Heavy snow is also expected over the Cascades,
Mt. Shasta area, and portions of the east side, although
confidence in snow amounts is lower for these areas.

Snow may also impact lower elevations at times, especially at
night and especially the more snow-prone areas like the
I-5 Passes north of Grants Pass and the Illinois Valley.

South Central Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of Crater Lake, Crescent Lake, Diamond Lake,
and Union Creek


* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 6 to
  12 inches, with localized amounts up to 18 inches, are

* WHERE...South Central Oregon Cascades including Crater Lake
  and Diamond Lake.

* WHEN...From late tonight through Friday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible, including during the evening commute on Friday.
  Significant reductions in visibility are possible. In addition,
  southwest winds of 20 to 30 mph will create areas of blowing
  snow, especially over peaks and exposed areas.
Snow at Crater Lake Park, OR. Image: Crater Lake

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