PORTLAND, Ore. – A storm developing over the North Pacific is set to reach the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, bringing with it a host of potential problems depending on where you live.
National Weather Service meteorologists say the storm will likely bring strong winds to the coast on Sunday afternoon with gusty winds possible inland.
The Cascades could also see heavy snow on Sunday night. People along the coast should also expect rough seas, the NWS said.
Many people at higher elevations around Northern Oregon woke up to a dusting of snow on Saturday morning, including at the higher elevations around the Portland Metro area.
Council Crest and the top of Skyline saw some light snow, as did parts of the Coast Range and other high-elevation spots around the valley.
KATU reporter Lincoln Graves was driving along Hwy 26 on the way to Seaside on Saturday morning and reports at least two inches of snow at the passes.
The NWS also reports that “significant” snow fall is possible on Saturday afternoon in the Cascades continuing through the next several days.
Not all ski runs on Mount Hood are open yet, but in the parking lot of Ski Bowl on Saturday afternoon some people were enjoying the snow already on the ground.
"You gotta find where the snow is," said Zack King and he played with his child on a sled. "It doesn't matter if there is a hill or anything else."
Lots of reports of snow & rain mix coming in. Sticking & accumulating above 1500' heaviest snow of season in Cascades.Windy coast Sunday.— Dave Salesky (@SaleskyKATU) December 15, 2012