Snow Predicted for Tuesday Night in Portland Vancouver Area
Travelers urged to use caution
Staff Of The Skanner News
December 18, 2012The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow which is in effect from 2 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday for the North Willamette Valley in Oregon and the I-5 corridor in Southwest Washington and may make travel difficult, especially in the hills. The traveling public is advised to be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibility and to use caution.
NWS predicts that snow showers will continue this afternoon with accumulations generally less than one inch mainly on the higher hills. “More widespread accumulating snow will develop late tonight. Generally one to two inches of snow are likely for late tonight and Wednesday. However, a few locations towards eastern Clark County may see two to three inches. Snow levels remain near 1,000 feet today and this evening but will lower to near valley floor later tonight and Wednesday morning. Snow level will rise to 2,500 feet quickly Wednesday morning.” For more information, see http://inws.wrh.noaa.gov/weather/alertinfo/8293919.
The City recommends Portlanders monitor conditions where they are traveling, watch the forecast, and use www.PublicAlerts.org as their source for winter storm updates. The site provides links to weather forecasts, street closures, highway road conditions, transit schedules and service alerts, and other emergency information