Photo by Mark Gibson
DYLAN KLAVITER of Big River Maintenance clears snow and ice off a sidewalk along Second Street downtown The Dalles early Wednesday morning. The maintenance company, based in The Dalles, started clearing snow at 3:30 a.m. and had cleared snow at six locations by 7 a.m.
As of Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Winter Weather to Affect North Central Oregon and Southeast Washington Tonight and Thursday Morning...
Synopsis: A warm front will lift north across the area tonight and Thursday. Sub freezing temperatures remain across north central Oregon and Southern Washington which will lead to a wintery mix of precipitation. Temperatures will rise to above freezing in most areas Thursday.
Areas Impacted: North Central Oregon...the Columbia River Gorge...East Slopes of the Washington Cascades...Simcoe Highlands...Yakima and Kittitas Valleys...and Columbia Basin of Washington and Oregon. All these areas will see a wintery mix of snow sleet and freezing rain tonight and early Thursday morning. In the Columbia Basin precipitation will be mostly freezing rain. Numerous Winter Weather and Freezing Rain Advisories have been issued. Travel will likely be impacted overnight and for the morning commute. Also...the Wind Advisory for the Grande Ronde Valley has been upgraded to a High Wind Warning until 10 pm Thursday. The strongest winds will be in the south end of the valley but winds will be strong in other locations as well including La Grande. Travel will be impacted on I-84.
Timing: Precipitation will begin late this evening and lift northward out of the area or change to rain by mid morning Thursday.
Please visit www.eather.gov/pendleton for the latest watches, warnings, and advisories. You can always call the National Weather Service in Pendleton at 541-276-4493 for your decision support needs.