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NWS: Winter Storm WARNING Extended for Metro Area

 
NWS: Winter Storm WARNING Extended for Metro Area
Posted February 7th, 2014 @ 11:36am by Jay Mackin, KEX News
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...
GRESHAM...TROUTDALE...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...CAMAS...
WASHOUGAL

1033 AM PST FRI FEB 7 2014 ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY FOR THE PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA...WESTERN AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 10 AM PST SATURDAY. * TIMING...SNOW IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING...LIKELY AFFECTING THE FRIDAY EVENING COMMUTE. * ACCUMULATION...ADDITIONAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6 INCHES. * WIND...EAST WINDS WILL INCREASE AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...POTENTIALLY CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW. GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE AGAIN NEAR THE GORGE TONIGHT. * LOCATIONS INCLUDE...PORTLAND...VANCOUVER...TROUTDALE... BEAVERTON...HILLSBORO...BATTLE GROUND...CAMAS...AND THE REMAINDER OF THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA. * IMPACTS...ROADS WILL REMAIN SNOW COVERED WITH SNOW EXPECT TO BEGIN JUST AFTER NOON. EXPECT TREACHEROUS DURING THE AFTERNOON COMMUTE...AND INTO THE WEEKEND. BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW MAY CAUSE PERIODS OF REDUCED VISIBILITY TONIGHT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL...KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT... FOOD...AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

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