Latest Weather: Portland Snow, Oregon Coast Freezing Rain
(Portland, Oregon) – The Latest Weather Updates from the Oregon coast and Portland area:
Traffic issues at Seaside are over - mostly. Highway 101 has reopened in both directions between Avenue U in Seaside and milepost 24 at Peterson Point (near HWY 26 junction). ODOT has sanded the roads in this area, allowing vehicles to resume travel. Motorists are urged to continue to use extreme caution along all routes and please avoid travel throughout the evening hours if at all possible.
Manzanita snowfall total of eight inches Friday. National Weather Service said at 515 PM: “We had a report of thunder outside of Manzanita. Networks not detecting it, but certainly possible.”
Newport has so far seen three inches of snow. Alsea near 7 inches.
ODOT says carry chains in coast range. Traffic in Portland a mess. Tri-Met ticket machines not accepting credit cards. Crazy all around..
Event is winding down at this hour, but more coming for coast range and Portland tomorrow. Follow the Oregon Coast Beach Connection FB page for up-to-minute updates – www.facebook.com/OregonCoastConnection.
According to the NWS, the latest as of 6 a.m..:
The NWS upgraded the Oregon coast to a winter storm warning, for heavy snow, sleet and freezing rain. This is in effect until 10 pm Friday. This replaces the earlier storm watch.
Timing: snow will develop later through the day and become heavy at times, eventually changing to sleet or freezing rain in the evening. It should change to regular rain later at night as temps rise above freezing.
Two to six inches of snow could still accumulate on the coast, and a quarter inch of ice or more is possible.
There is still a chance for snow on the Oregon coast on Saturday, but little to no snow is predicted.
So far, there are no changes planned for Lincoln City's Antique Week, although officials say the glass float ball drop this weekend may be lighter because of weather.
Some areas may get as much as six to 12 inches, but this will be somewhere between Eugene and southwest Washington. The NWS said it is leaning towards to the Salem, Albany area to get the worst.
A more northern track is possible, which would bring precipitation over to freezing rain or even regular rain in the southern Willamette Valley.
For Portland, the news is not as good as the Oregon coast.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 pm on Friday for the Portland metro area. Heavy snow and blowing snow will start up again in the afternoon, once again affecting the commute.
School districts and many businesses around the area will remain closed.
Four to eight inches of snow could happen in Portland, especially in the east where the winds are the strongest. This is considered the lighter end of the storm. Even heavier amounts could happen in wind sheltered areas of south Washington.
In short, road conditions will worsen again around the commute home period as snow showers increase.
See full Oregon coast weather here, then follow the links to the individual towns of Yachats, Newport, Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Pacific City, Oceanside, Tillamook, Rockaway Beach, Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Seaside and Astoria. See general Oregon weather here. See Oregon coast Road conditions to and from the coast. More Oregon coast below.
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