Rain last 24 hours .05"
FEBRUARY RAIN to Date: 10.17" Departure from Normal: +6.90"
Rainfall since October 1st (water year): 34.05" Departure from Normal: +11.78"
SNOW since Dec. 1st: 11.2"
Snow And Rain For OSCAR* Sunday...
We've started off as expected, with accumulating snowfall from around 1,000' and above. It's especially prominent in the Coast Range and the Cascades, but foothill locations are seeing some accumulation of slushy, wet, snow, too. And some of those elevations are lower, down to 200' in some cases. But most temperatures in elevations below 1,000' are not below freezing this morning, so the snow that has fallen in heavier showers isn't expected to stick around for long. But amounts are on track and what was expected, anywhere from a trace to at least 3". Therefore, the Winter Weather Advisory for the Coast Range and foothills, and the Cascades and Cascade foothills of both Oregon and Washington will stay in place through at least 7pm this evening (Sunday, 2/26/17).
The initial line of rain and snow is moving east through the morning with a cold front. At mid-morning we were tracking snow showers in the Gorge, especially on SR-14. Check Washington Road Conditions here. Oregon can be found at tripcheck.com Conditions will turn from steady rain and snow, to rain and snow showers after about 10am and through the rest of the day. The chance for snow remains east of the Cascades today, especially in Pendleton and Meacham. Be prepared for winter driving conditions if you are heading to eastern Oregon.
The main area of low pressure with this system moves through this afternoon, so expect a chance for a heavier shower, small hail or even a clap of thunder between about 1pm and 5pm today from the Coast to the North Willamette Valley.
Monday morning we could still see a start with a bit of a wintry mix, but there still shouldn't be any sticking snow in the Valley. Showers will continue for much of the week ahead. A new system arrives Thursday into Friday for more widespread rain to finish out the week.
Sunday - AM Rain and some accumulating snow, turning to showers - 44
Sunday night - scattered showers - 33
Monday - Mixed showers possible early, rain showers continue - 43
Meteorologist Mary Loos
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