Winter Storm Watch Remain in Effect from 4 PM Friday to 4 AM Sunday

Posted on January 12, 2024

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation possible. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 6 inches and ice accumulations of up to  o0.5 inches possible.

* WHERE…Central Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley.

* WHEN…From 4 PM Friday to 4 AM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the ice.  Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow will likely begin Friday evening in the central Willamette Valley but will likely not accumulate on surfaces until later Friday night. Freezing rain may begin  Friday night in the southern Willamette Valley continuing through Saturday. Currently, the main precipitation type appears to be snow for the central Willamette Valley and freezing rain for the southern Willamette Valley. However, uncertainty remains high regarding exact snow and ice amounts.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts for updates on this situation.

North Oregon Cascades and Cascades of Lane County

A Winter Storm Warning Remains in Effect until 4 am Sunday above 1500 Feet. 

* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Additional snow accumulations of up to 1 to 3 feet, highest amounts above 3000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 55 mph.

* WHERE…Northern Oregon Cascades and Cascades in Lane County.

* WHEN…Until 4 AM PST Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. Gusty winds could cause white-out conditions at times and bring down tree branches, leading to power outages. The cold wind chills as low as 30 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit for Oregon: https://www.tripcheck.com and for Washington: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

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