NOAA: Snow for Oregon This Weekend | Up to 3″ of Snow Above 5,000-Feet

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Mt. Hood Meadows on October 15th, 2014.  Photo via Dave Tragethon at Mt. Hood Meadows
Mt. Hood Meadows on October 15th, 2014. Photo via Dave Tragethon at Mt. Hood Meadows

NOAA is calling for snow in Oregon this weekend.

1-3″ of snow is forecast above 5,500′ with snow levels as low as 5,000′.

“It’s that season again, where we start to see snow up in the higher Cascades. Any one hiking, camping, or recreating up above 5,000 feet will encounter snow this weekend. On Saturday through Sunday we’re expecting snowfall amounting to 1-3 inches above 5,500 feet, and a trace to 1 inch possible around 4,500 to 5,500 feet. While the passes may see some occasional light snow, it should not accumulate on the roads, leaving the roads clear for travel this weekend.” – NOAA Portland, OR today

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today

The forecast imagery below for high up on Mt. Hood, OR shows snow Friday – Monday.

Snow levels will drop to the 5000 to 5500 foot range by
Saturday with some light snow accumulations possible in the higher
Cascades. - NOAA Portland, OR today

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Days of snow forecast for Mt. Hood, OR. image: noaa, today
Days of snow forecast for Mt. Hood, OR. image: noaa, today
image: noaa, yesterday
“Here is a simple graphic showing cooler weather is on the way. This storm system will take some time getting here. As for high temperatures this weekend, they will fall 10 to 20 degrees below average for this time of year.” – NOAA Medford, OR yesterday
image: noaa, yesterday
“Significant change in the weather coming this weekend! Temperatures will be as much as 30 degrees cooler on Sunday than they will be today (Wednesday). Wetting rain will also be likely on Sunday and snow levels will be down to 5500 ft by Sunday morning. If you have outdoor plans this weekend, be prepared for cooler and wet conditions.” – NOAA Medford, OR yesterday

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