Rain & Snow Persist Today

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The jetstream is still south of our area bringing in an arctic blast that will continue to bring rain and snow to our area today. Snow levels down to 3,000 feet today, but we’ve already seen snow reach down to lower elevations this morning. Snow possible all day in the Basin as temperatures this afternoon won’t be warming much past the freezing mark, but some areas may see snow turn to rain by the afternoon. Snow accumulation possible on roadways through late morning, but should see melting by the afternoon. Mountain passes may also be impacted; already this morning we’ve seen ODTO report:

Diamond Lake Summit: packed snow, chains required for towing. Watch for trees and debris on roadway

Lake Of the Woods: packed snow

Chiloquin: packed snow, 1″ of new snow

We’ve had reports of  3″ of snow in Lakeview and snow falling in O’Brien and Prospect this morning and snow on Roxy Ann. Fog is also present in regions and with strong winds possible at the higher elevations today with snow, visibility may be compromised. Be careful on the roads as you head out today, even if it’s just raining the roads may be slick.

Snow and rain persist tomorrow with a chance for a few morning shower Thursday before we dry out for a few days. The chance for showers return this weekend.

Stay safe out there and check into ODOT for road updates, you can find the link under weather links. Also under weather links is the National Weather Service Winter Weather Safety and Awareness Week website; today’s topic is the difference between a Watch, Warning and Advisory.

Thanks for logging on and have a great Tuesday!

Meteorologist Megan Parry