South Willamette Valley
Statement as of 9:25 PM PST on December 04, 2013
... Increasing threat of snow Thursday night and Friday...
A weak low pressure area will drop southward along the Oregon coast
Thursday night... then swing inland across southwest Oregon early
Friday. With the cold air mass in place... any precipitation will
fall as snow.
Confidence of snowfall potential has increased. Light snow will
develop along the north Oregon coast later Thursday evening... then
spread south and east into areas south of a Tillamook to Salem to
Santiam Pass line. The heaviest snow will likely occur between 5
am and 2 PM Friday.
Total snow accumulations should generally be around 1 to 2 inches
along the central Oregon coast and in the southern Willamette
Valley. Areas in the central Oregon Coast Range and the Lane
County Cascades and foothills may see 2 to 4 inches.
Little if any snow accumulations are expected in areas north of a
Tillamook to Salem line... with only occasional flurries expected
for those areas.
Motorists traveling in Benton... Linn and Lane counties... and
points south and east of Lane County... later Thursday night and
Friday... should be prepared for slick snow covered and icy Road
Statement as of 3:57 am PST on December 5, 2013
... Another round of record low temperatures set on Wednesday...
A very cold and dry Arctic air mass has pushed into the region and
is bringing record setting cold weather to the area. This is the
second day in a row of record cold. More records may fall through
the upcoming weekend.
Station today low status/previous record [period of rec]
Astoria 23 new record /24 deg in 1994 [1892-2013]
Vancouver 19 new record /21 deg in 1919 [1894-2013]
Portland (airport) 22 new record /23 deg in 1972 [1940-2013]
Eugene 18 new record /20 deg in 1972 [1892-2013]
Hillsboro 19 new record /21 deg in 1972 [1929-2013]