First snow of season falls on Mount Hood

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 8:47 AM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. – Mount Hood got its first flakes of the season Tuesday and snow levels dropped to 5,000 feet overnight, according to KGW Meteorologist Nick Allard.

The Timberline live cam still showed light flakes falling Wednesday morning.

"So far there hasn't been much, maybe an inch or so, but I do expect another inch or two at the ski resorts," Allard said Wednesday morning.

The Oregon Department of Transportation said it was not sending road crews to the mountain, since ice accumulation was not expected.

More: ODOT snow driving tips

In the lower elevations, people were reporting everything from lightning strikes and hail in the Portland Metro area Tuesday night to possible funnel clouds near Longview and Newberg.

Allard said more cool and wet air would move in for scattered showers and mostly cloudy skies Wednesday. He said showers would slowly decrease as the day goes on with temps warming into the mid-60s.

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