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.
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.