Oregon Weather: Portland Rain, Snow Advisory for Cascades

for Those Traveling to and from Oregon; Space Travel

Oregon Weather: Portland Rain, Snow Advisory for Cascades

Published 03/13/2012

(Detroit, Oregon) – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the south Washington and north Oregon Cascade mountains and for the Cascade foothills. The Portland office of the NWS said the advisory is in effect from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday for the Cascade foothills, but for the mountains it is in effect from 6 a.m. on Wednesday to 5 a.m. on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Portland is done with snow, but rain will continue with some winds. The Oregon coast will receive yet another windstorm Tuesday night through Wednesday morning, and the coast range is also under a winter weather advisory.

Snow will develop on Wednesday and continue through into Thursday for the mountains. Snow levels will dip below 1,000 feet for northern part of central Oregon before rising back up to 2,000 feet later on Wednesday and Thursday. An accumulation of two to four inches of snow is expected for that area, creating hazardous and icy driving conditions.

For the Cascade mountains of Oregon, snow accumulation will likely reach four to eight inches, while the southern Washington Cascades can expect five to 10 inches of new snow.

“A winter weather advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties,” the NWS said in a bulletin. “Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.”

For the Portland metro area, Wednesday will see more rain and highs near 46, with wind gusts as high as 20 mph. Rainfall may reach a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch.

On Thursday, the forecast is similar, though with lesser winds (around 13 mph) and more rain – as much as half an inch.

See full Oregon Weather forecasts




Explore Oregon's Regions


Oregon Coast

Portland Restaurants, Dining

Columbia Gorge
Columbia Gorge Lodging

Eastern Oregon

Yamhill Wine Country

Southern Oregon

Central Oregon

Willamette Valley

International, United States Travel, Attractions, Flight Deals

Travel News

OregonTravelDaily home

Contact OregonTravelDaily.com

Washington Coast

Subscribe to this travel news feed in a reader



Latest Travel News


Western U.S. Winter Destinations: Seattle Museums, Montana Snow
Two western U.S. states offer two divergent but equally engaging winter vacation possibilities
Why Are There No Dinosaur Bones in Oregon? Surprising Science
You may be wondering why you never hear about dinosaur bones being found in Oregon. No T Rex. No Triceratops. Paleontology, Portland, Wine Country, Eastern Oregon, Cascades
Be Your Own Ragnar or Floki: Viking Tourism in N. America
It turns out, several sights in North America may have some Viking visitation remnants - although the sad news is only one is confirmed to be so. Canada, East Coast, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Massac...
Oregon Wine Country Lodging: A Most Delicious Bit of Travel Advice
For those venturing out to this lush and lovely land of vineyards, hills and wide open skies, here's a few suggestions on where to stay. Yamhill County, McMinnville, Newberg, Dayton, Carlton, Dunde...
Oregon Star Parties for Total Lunar Eclipse on April 15
Get ready for a pair of OMSI Star Parties of a spectacular sort where you'll get a distinctive view of a total lunar eclipse