Snow For Seattle, Portland, Vancouver Today/Tomorrow | Up To 18″ of Snow Forecast in PNW Mountains

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Snowfall is headed Seattle's way!
Snowfall is headed Seattle’s way! PC: REUTERS/Anthony Bolante

NOAA has issued a Winter Weather Watch for Seattle, Washington.

They are calling for Trace amounts to 2 inches with snow levels as low as 500 feet dropping to sea level tonight. Additional snowfall is expected overnight, up to 4″.

* SNOW LEVELS...MAINLY NEAR 500 FEET THIS MORNING WITH
  CONSIDERABLE VARIATION. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE THIS AFTERNOON.
  SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL TO SEA LEVEL THIS EVENING THROUGH LATE
  TONIGHT AS COLD NORTHERLY FRASER RIVER OUTFLOW DEVELOPS.
* SNOW AMOUNTS...A TRACE TO TWO INCHES ABOVE ABOUT 500 FEET THIS
  MORNING. TONIGHT...LOCALLY UP TO FOUR INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW
  IS POSSIBLE FROM NORTH SEATTLE
- NOAA Seattle, WA today
GFS forecast showing substantial snow totals over the next 6 days! Image:
GFS forecast showing substantial snow totals over the next 6 days! Image: Tropical Tidbits

NOAA issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Portland, Oregon as well!

They are calling for 1 to 4 inches of snow with snow levels around 750 feet.

* ACCUMULATION...1 TO 4 INCHES...MAINLY ABOVE 750 FEET
* ANY ACCUMULATIONS BELOW 750 FEET AN INCH OR LESS.
- NOAA Portland, OR today
Vancouver already got snow from this storm! PC: Yuhko
Vancouver TODAY! PC: Yuhko

Vancouver, British Columbia already received snowfall from this storm!

Crystal Mountain, WA yesterday! PC: Chris Morin
Crystal Mountain, WA yesterday! PC: Chris Morin

Crystal Mountain Resort has received 25″ in the past 48 hours!

Mt. Baker Ski Area, WA has reaped the benefits of this storm with 25″ in the past 48 hours!

Mt. Bachelor is DEEP! PC: Jon Tapper
Mt. Bachelor is DEEP! PC: Jon Tapper

Mt. Bachelor, OR is DEEP as they’ve received 12″ in the past 72 hours!

Whistler this weekend! PC: Coast Mountain Photography
Whistler this weekend! PC: Coast Mountain Photography

Whistler has had an unreal start to the season and they have received another 5cm in the past 48 hours!

PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory, PINK= Winter Storm Warning. image: noaa, today
PURPLE = Winter Weather Advisory, PINK= Winter Storm Warning. image: noaa, today

Mountains in the PNW could see upwards of 18″ of snow!

Winter Storm Warning for Oregon:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
331 AM PST MON DEC 5 2016

...COLD SYSTEM TO BRING SNOW TO THE REGION...

.A COLD SYSTEM DROPPING IN FROM THE NORTH WILL BRING SNOW TO
PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LATER TODAY
THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. HEAVY SNOW WITH WARNING LEVEL
ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 2000 FEET
STARTING THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING TONIGHT. THIS WILL AFFECT
ALL CASCADE PASSES...INCLUDING SISKIYOU SUMMIT...AND EVENTUALLY
THE LOWER PASSES ALONG INTERSTATE 5 NORTH OF GRANTS PASS WILL BE
AFFECTED. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER TO AROUND 1500 FEET TONIGHT
WHICH WILL BRING SNOW ACCUMULATIONS TO SOME VALLEY FLOORS. IMPACTS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE ISOLATED IN CITIES LIKE MEDFORD...BUT THE HILLS
JUST ABOVE TOWN MAY RECEIVE ENOUGH SNOW TO CAUSE TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES.

...WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW IN EFFECT ABOVE 2000 FEET
FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 AM PST TUESDAY...
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY SNOW IN EFFECT ABOVE 2000 FEET FROM 10
AM THIS MORNING TO 10 AM PST TUESDAY...

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES ABOVE 2000 FEET...WITH 3 TO
  6 INCHES BETWEEN 1500 AND 2000 FEET. HIGHER PEAKS MAY SEE UP TO
  18 INCHES.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE MOUNTAINS LATE THIS MORNING
  AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL LOWER
  WITH SNOW FALLING AT LOWER LOCATIONS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
  TUESDAY MORNING. SNOW INTENSITY IS LIKELY TO PEAK AND SNOW
  LEVELS WILL BE THE LOWEST AROUND DAWN TUESDAY.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE WARNING...MOST OF THE AREA INCLUDING
  PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 138 ABOVE TOKETEE FALLS.

* LOCATIONS IN THE ADVISORY...PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 138 BELOW
  TOKETEE FALLS.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES ON LOCAL
  ROADS...INCLUDING PORTIONS OF HIGHWAY 138. HIGHER RURAL AND
  UNPLOWED ROADS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE DUE TO HEAVY SNOW.
-NOAA Medford, OR Today

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