Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
133 PM PST WED FEB 25 2015

ORZ010>013-WAZ019-261800-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...MOUNT ST. HELENS...
WIND RIVER VALLEY
133 PM PST WED FEB 25 2015

...ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL LIKELY IN THE CASCADES TONIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT...

WINTER WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE A RETURN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS
AFTER A PROLONGED PERIOD OF UNUSUALLY WARM AND SUNNY SPRING-LIKE
WEATHER. A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE
REGION TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY AND COULD BRING A COUPLE INCHES
OF SNOW TO THE CASCADE PASSES BY LATE THURSDAY MORNING.

A MORE SUBSTANTIAL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER THE
REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. THE SYSTEM WILL EXIT THE AREA
INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FRIDAY NIGHT. EXACT SNOW ACCUMULATION
AMOUNTS ARE STILL UP IN THE AIR AS WEATHER MODELS HAVE BEEN
STRUGGLING WITH THE DETAILS OF THIS EVENT. CURRENTLY...5 TO 9
INCHES OF SNOW APPEAR LIKELY IN THE NORTH OREGON CASCADES THURSDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT...WITH SLIGHTLY LESSER AMOUNTS IN THE
CENTRAL OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES. THE HEAVIEST
ACCUMULATION RATES CURRENTLY APPEAR TO OCCUR FRIDAY MORNING WITH A
TRANSITION TO SHOWERS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT. ADDITIONALLY...SNOW
LEVELS WILL DROP CONSIDERABLY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY...LOWERING
TO 2000 TO 2500 FEET...FOR SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS IN THE OREGON
CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS FOR
UPDATES AS DETAILS AND CONFIDENCE IMPROVE.

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WEISHAAR

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