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Columbia Gorge Weather

Winter Weather Advisory

Issued:
2:23 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
10:00 AM PST on January 17, 2019

Air Stagnation Advisory

Issued:
9:43 AM PST on January 16, 2019
Expires:
7:00 PM PST on January 16, 2019
Overcast
Currently
36°
Overcast
Snow
Wednesday 90%
High 37° / Low 32°
Snow
Chance of Rain
Thursday 50%
High 38° / Low 34°
Chance of Rain
Rain
Friday 100%
High 42° / Low 37°
Rain

Snow Pack Levels Low

The latest figures for snowpack in the Lower Hood, Sandy, and Deschutes basin are not optimum for this part of the year.  Natural Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey Supervisor Scott Oviatt says we are currently at 61 percent of normal, and a forecasted dry weather pattern for the next seven to ten days won’t help.  There is still plenty of winter left for more snow to accumulate, but Oviatt adds every day that passes without snow in the mountain puts the snowpack further behind normal.  Oviatt says the snow currently on the mountain is of higher density and fairly wet, so it takes less for that kind of snow to melt.