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Winter Storm Watch
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 611 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 Greater Portland Metro Area-Western Columbia River Gorge- Greater Vancouver Area- Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Corbett, Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, North Bonneville, and Stevenson 611 AM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 6 inches possible, most likely in the hills above 500 feet. * WHERE...Greater Portland and Vancouver metro area and the western Columbia River Gorge. Impacts most likely in the hills above 500 feet in elevation. * WHEN...Mainly rain is expected for the commute this evening. However, rain may begin to change to snow by midnight, with snow becoming increasingly likely by the Tuesday morning commute. * CONFIDENCE...Moderate confidence for accumulations in Clark County and for elevations above 500 feet. Lower confidence for accumulations across the valley and Gorge floors. This scenario may result in widely varying accumulations ranging from no snow to several inches, even at the same elevation. * IMPACTS...Heavy, wet snow may result in broken tree limbs and power lines, raising the chance of isolated power outages. Travel may become very difficult, especially in the hills. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.