Snow flurries possible in Portland Tuesday, warm up by Wednesday

Snow flurries possible in Portland Tuesday, warm up by Wednesday

Credit: N Humboldt Street - KGW viewer David Sullivan

N Humboldt Street - KGW viewer David Sullivan

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by KGW.com Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 6:24 PM

PORTLAND – The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for possible snow flurries in the Portland Metro area Monday afternoon.

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill says to expect a trace of snow, with an inch or less in the Cascades foothills. There is a chance of freezing rain Tuesday morning, but the temps should move back into the low 40s by Tuesday afternoon.

Severe Weather Alerts

Oregon State University, along with other schools in Clackamas, Marion and Linn County announced they would be closed Monday with more closures possible throughout the day. 

Portland/Vanc/Salem School Closures

The coldest night of a recent chill came overnight Saturday with temperatures at Portland International Airport dipping down to 13 degrees.

In Salem, temperatures were as low as 8 degrees, but that was nothing compared with Eugene, which saw -10 degrees, coming within 2 degrees of a record low.

The freezing weather caused water pipes to rupture around the Portland metro area Sunday afternoon, with 26 calls coming into Tualatin dispatchers in just three hours.

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Volunteers from several groups were out during the weekend bringing blankets to anyone who needed one. They also made sure everyone knows of available warming shelters to come inside to spend the night.

More: Frigid temps make for life-or-death situation on the streets

The arctic air blast follows a wild weather pattern Friday that brought a dusting of snow to the Metro area, anywhere from 1 to 2 inches in SW Washington, and the Oregon Coast, and all the way up to 9 inches in Albany and Corvallis.

On Saturday, snow lined the sides of Interstate 5 and freezing weather made driving conditions challenging south of Salem.

KGW news photographer Rod Stevens set up a GoPro high def camera on his dashboard and captured the icy conditions near the Albany rest area Saturday morning. Cautious drivers moved slowly on the icy stretch of roadway.

More: Corvallis, Salem hit hard by snow

Snow closed schools and created treacherous traveling conditions from the North Coast, down into the south Willamette Valley Friday morning.

School districts in the Coast Range and Southwest Washington closed or had buses on snow routes and some delayed starts. 

Snow also shut down mid-Willamette Valley school districts and brought freeway traffic to a halt from Salem to Eugene.

More: Central Willamette Valley hit hard by snow

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