NOAA: Winter Storm Watch Issued For OR | 6-10″ of Snow, With Up To 14″ Is Expected To Fall Throughout The Day Wednesday

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
BLUE= Winter Storm Watch. PURPLE= Winter Weather Advisory. Image: NOAA

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Oregon. It is in effect from 10:00am Wednesday Morning – 10:00pm Wednesday Night. This storm has the potential to bring heavy snowfall, as snowfall rates of up to 4″ per hour are possible.

6-10″ of Snow, With Up To 14″ Throughout The Day Wednesday In Oregon.

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Storm Watch For:

  • Oregon

NOAA Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory For:

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

Snow levels are expected to hover around 5,500ft throughout the storm, but snow levels could drop on Thursday when post-frontal air arrives.

Additional Storm Info:

Rain in the PNW Wednesday – Thursday. Image: NOAA Medford, OR
Monday – Thursday snow totals. Image: NOAA Portland, OR

Oregon: 6-10″ of Snow, With Up To 14″ Throughout The Day Wednesday

* Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches,
  with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are possible.
- NOAA Medford, OR
6-10 day temperature outlook. Image: NOAA
6-10 day precipitation outlook. Image: NOAA

OR Winter Storm Watch:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Medford OR
354 AM PST Tue Nov 14 2017

...Heavy snow possible above 5500 feet Wednesday...

.A strong frontal system is expected to bring heavy snow to the
Cascades and Siskiyous above 5500 feet on Wednesday. Low pressure
moving along the front as it arrives may enhance snowfall near the
low and lessen snow elsewhere. Thus, while there is the potential
for significant snowfall on Wednesday, especially as the front and
associated low pressure passes, the exact amounts are uncertain.
A period of heavy snow is also possible behind the front on
Thursday as colder air arrives and snow levels fall.

South Central Oregon Cascades-
Including the city of Crater Lake
354 AM PST Tue Nov 14 2017

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING ABOVE 5500 FEET...

* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on difficult travel conditions,
 including during the evening commute on Wednesday. Tree branches
 could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 10 inches,
 with localized amounts up to 14 inches, are possible.

* WHERE...South Central Oregon Cascades. This includes Crater Lake
 National Park.

* WHEN...From Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Significant reductions in visibility are
 possible. Snowfall rates may be briefly high, up to 4 inches
 per hour, as the front passes Wednesday afternoon.

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