Portland Gets Rain Gorge Gets More Snow

PORTLAND, Ore.– a Winter Strom warning is in effect for the Columbia Gorge and the Hood River Valley until 10 AM tomorrow. A foot and a half of snow is expected. 4 to 10 inches below 500 feet. there may be periods of snow mixed with rain but that will change over to all snow by this evening. Travel is expected to be difficult tonight with slippery roads and poor visibility due to heavy snow. Chains should be carried if you have to travel.

More on the Winter Storm Warning in The Gorge from NWS:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
159 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019

Upper Hood River Valley-Central Columbia River Gorge-
Including the cities of Parkdale, Odell, Hood River, Carson,
and Underwood
159 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST
TUESDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. 3 to 5 inches of snow have already
  fallen overnight. An additional 4 to 10 inches are expected
  below 500 feet. Additional snow accumulations of 10 to 16 inches
  appear likely in the Upper Hood River Valley. There may be a
  period of a rain/snow mix this morning, but precipitation should
  turn back to all snow Monday evening.

* WHERE...Central Columbia Gorge and Hood River Valley.

* WHEN...Through 10 AM PST Tuesday. After a brief break this
  morning, heavier snow should return late Monday and continue
  into Tuesday morning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel will be very difficult tonight with
  slippery roads and poor visibility due to heavy snow. Be sure to
  carry chains if you must travel tonight.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather
conditions will make travel very hazardous or impossible. If you
must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your
vehicle in case of an emergency.

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
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