Weather Alert

Winter Weather Advisory for Areas above 500 feet

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a winter weather advisory for our area. It’s in effect from 3 this afternoon to 4 A.M. on Wednesday.

Meteorologist David Elson says downtown Portland may see snowflakes but they’re not likely to stick. “In the Portland area we’re looking at rain at the lowest elevations developing later today, and then continuing through tonight, especially through this evening,” said Elson.

But other spots could get as much as three inches of snow.
“You get up above say about 500 feet or so, we’re expecting it to be mixed with, and then change over to snow.”

That means snow accumulating in the Foothills, the Cascades and the highest elevations of the West Hills, mainly during the late afternoon and evening hours. Elson says low temperatures should hover right around the freezing mark.

Here is the complete notification from the National Weather Service Portland Office:

Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service Portland OR
426 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Yacolt and Amboy
426 AM PST Tue Jan 26 2021

4 AM PST WEDNESDAY above 500 feet...

* WHAT...Wet snow expected. Total snow accumulations of up to 3
  inches above 500 feet and in eastern Clark County.

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

* WHEN...From 3 PM this afternoon to 4 AM PST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Roads above 500 feet may be snow covered at times.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...The heaviest precipitation is expected from
  early evening through midnight. Snow levels will be around 500
  feet early this evening, but rise to 1000 feet overnight. Areas
  such as Banks and Forest Grove may see 1 to 2 inch accumulations
  this evening.


Consider alternate routes, especially if traveling in areas above
500 feet and in rural eastern Clark County.

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



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