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Weather Service: Snow today

Weather Service: Snow today

The newest National Weather Service Winter Weather Advisory for areas 1,000 feet and higher - pertaining to Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning - warns of snow in the Coast Range (and Cascade Foothills), Upper Hood River Valley and Willapa Hills.

Don’t  be shocked if we see some wet snowflakes mix all the way to sea level at times this afternoon. That's pretty common with a low snow level such as this.

Here's the exact note from the National Weather Service: "...Winter weather advisory in effect from 4 p.m. this afternoon to  5 a.m. PST Wednesday above 1,000 feet for the north and central coast  range of Oregon ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a winter weather advisory above 1,000 feet for snow. The advisory is in effect  from 4 p.m. this afternoon to 5 a.m. PST Wednesday."
The Weather Service predicts 2 to 4 inches of snow by early Wednesday morning, with light snow beginning this afternoon. Heavier  accumulations will occur during the evening, then slowly decrease overnight. The snow level will rise from around 1,000 feet Tuesday to around 1,500 feet late tonight.

Enjoy the snow if you're getting it! And, as an aside, this isn't the latest snow Oregon has had on record. Here's where snowfall went into the record books, in late March: "Was this the latest snowfall ever in Portland?"

Rhonda Shelby