Northern Oregon Cascades Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Winter Weather Advisory
Statement as of 2:04 PM PDT on April 23, 2014

...Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 am PDT Thursday above 5000 feet for the South Washington and north Oregon Cascades...

A Winter Weather Advisory above 5000 feet for snow remains in effect until 6 am PDT Thursday.

* Timing...through tonight.

* Accumulation...from 4 to 9 inches of additional snow is expected for the South Washington Cascades and the north Oregon Cascades especially north of Mount Jefferson tonight.

* Snow levels...rising to 5000 feet tonight...thus rising above pass elevations overnight tonight but still snowing at ski resort elevations.

* Impacts...drivers should be prepared for icy or snow covered roads and winter like driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities...and use caution while driving.

For additional weather information...visit our web site at www.Weather.Gov/Portland

Avalanche Warning
Statement as of 3:30 PM PDT on April 23, 2014

This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not apply to highways or operating ski areas.

...avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This is very likely to cause wet loose...storm slab and wind slab avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains during all levels of avalanche danger.

Ferber/northwest avalanche center

330 PM PST Wed Apr 23 2014

This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not apply to highways or operating ski areas.

...avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This is very likely to cause wet loose...storm slab and wind slab avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains during all levels of avalanche danger.

Ferber/northwest avalanche center