Portland, Ore. – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a new Winter Weather Advisory for our area until 10am. Forecasters are calling for possible snow, with small accumulations above 500 feet in elevation, and possible black ice. Stay connected with Fm News 101 KXL for the latest.
Some photos from KXL’s Rosemary Reynolds this morning in Clackamas:
234am: Snowing and sticking to roads currently in McMinnville! Check out this pic from @OregonDOT. It won’t be long before we see roads looking like this in the Portland metro area… #pdxtst #pdxtraffic #orwx pic.twitter.com/PqHtawaXuL
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) January 17, 2020
Looks like the snow isn’t over! A winter weather advisory has been issued for much of Marion-Polk Counties north. Yes this includes the #Portland-Metro
What can you expect? Up to 1″ through the Valley and 1-3″ above 500 ft.
— NWS Portland (@NWSPortland) January 17, 2020
Winter Weather Advisory
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 1206 AM PST Fri Jan 17 2020 WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST FRIDAY... * WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch, with local accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in the hills above 500 feet. * WHERE...Interior lowlands and nearby hills of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon, including the Greater Portland, Vancouver and Salem metro areas. * WHEN...Until 10 AM PST Friday. * IMPACTS...Plan on slippery road conditions, especially in the hills. Portions of Interstate 5 will likely be impacted, particularly in spots of elevated terrain like the South Hills of Salem. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Accumulations of one inch or more should generally be confined to elevations above 500 feet, though there may be spotty accumulations of 1 inch down to the valley floors. Valley floor accumulations will be most likely near the Columbia Gorge, but are possible anywhere. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Slow down and use caution while traveling. 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 257 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020 Lower Columbia-Greater Portland Metro Area- Central Willamette Valley-South Willamette Valley- Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills- Cascade Foothills in Lane County-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County- Greater Vancouver Area-South Washington Cascade Foothills- Including the cities of St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, and Cougar 257 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020 ICY ROADS AND SPOTTY SNOW TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING... Temperatures will drop back into the upper 20s to lower 30s tonight. Any moisture on the roadways will likely freeze, creating slick spots. Highest potential will be on rural roads and other less-traveled roadways through forested areas. In addition, scattered showers tonight into Friday morning will bring potential for minor snow accumulations. Snow level will lower tonight, with snow falling down to the lowest elevations. Snow accumulations of an inch or less are possible, though most areas will see none to a dusting of snow accumulation.
Dense Fog Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED National Weather Service Portland OR 1111 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
South Willamette Valley-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn,
Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany,
1111 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020
…DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in areas of dense
fog. Some areas, particularly near rivers, have extremely
dense fog with visibility as low as 100 feet.
* WHERE…Greater Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley
and South Willamette Valley.
* WHEN…Until 4 AM PST Friday.
* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.
Bicyclists and pedestrians will be especially hard to see.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…With temperatures below freezing, roadways
will also be slick in spots, exacerbating the danger of the
If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.
Bicyclists and pedestrians should wear reflective clothing to
increase the chances of being seen by others.
For more information from the National Weather Service visit
Looks like some SNOW heading up into the Portland, OR metro area this morning. Plan travel accordingly as you are under a winter weather advisory. Temps just above freezing at the moment. #ORwx pic.twitter.com/UqdwXkK88G
— Jim Cantore (@JimCantore) January 17, 2020