NWS: Winter Weather Advisory Until Noon Wednesday

PORTLAND, Ore. – Update 12/27/17 – 4:15am – The National Weather Service has a Winter Weather Advisory in place for the Portland area until 12 noon Wednesday. Temps are hovering right around freezing for most of the area, which means there’s a chance for freezing rain, ice, and snow in some spots. Conditions really vary from community to community. Extra caution is urged for anyone driving or walking out in the elements.

The latest from the NWS:

Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
308 AM PST Wed Dec 27 2017

Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
308 AM PST Wed Dec 27 2017

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST
TODAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain occurring. The ice may result in difficult
  travel conditions, particularly across the highest elevations
  in the West Hills of PDX and the eastern suburbs of the PDX
  metro including Washougal, Camas, Troutdale and Gresham.
  Additional ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch are
  expected.

* WHERE...In Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area. In Washington,
  Greater Vancouver Area.

* WHEN...Until noon today.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Temperatures should slowly creep above
  freezing from west to east across the Portland and Vancouver
  metro today.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.


Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
250 PM PST Tue Dec 26 2017

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Willapa Hills-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland,
Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Willapa, Frances,
Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver,
Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
250 PM PST Tue Dec 26 2017

A CHANCE FOR FREEZING RAIN TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...

There is a chance for some light rain or freezing rain to develop
this evening, with the chance continuing into Wednesday morning.
Temperatures in many areas will remain near or a little below
freezing, so any rain which does develop could quickly cause icy
conditions to develop.

Anyone out and about tonight and Wednesday morning should be
alert to the possibility for icy conditions.

Previous updates:

The National Weather Service warns that more freezing rain, and maybe even a little snow, could hit the Portland-Metro area Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.  A winter weather advisory is now in effect.

Forecaster Andy Bryant tells KXL that temperatures in many areas will remain near or below freezing until 5 or 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, which could lead to icy conditions for the morning commute.

He says after this latest batch of wintry weather, rain is expected for much of the rest of the week and into the new year.

Meanwhile, the Portland Bureau of Transportation issued a winter travel advisory, warning travelers about the icy roads, especially in higher elevations.

Here is the warning from the NWS:
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
916 PM PST Tue Dec 26 2017


ORZ006-WAZ039-271330-
/O.NEW.KPQR.WW.Y.0045.171227T0800Z-171227T2000Z/
Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
916 PM PST Tue Dec 26 2017

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Freezing rain expected. The ice will result in very
  slippery conditions on sidewalks, roads and bridges, including
  during the morning commute on Wednesday. Total ice
  accumulations of a light glaze are expected.

* WHERE...In Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area. In Washington,
  Greater Vancouver Area.

* WHEN...Midnight to noon Wednesday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Ice amount will be light and may make
  detecting glazed surfaces difficult. By later morning, the east
  Portland-Vancouver metro area will probably be the only areas
  affected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of freezing rain
will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads.
Slow down and use caution while driving. The latest road
conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by
calling 5 1 1.
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