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How low does the snow go?

by Joe Michaels

Posted on March 23, 2008 at 7:19 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:47 PM

Update - 1:00pm, Wednesday

The snow level looks to stay around 1,000 feet from now through Friday - but in heavier showers, some snow could fall all the way down to the surface. We saw that earlier today, with reports of snow in Southeast Portland, Camas, and Cannon Beach. There was also snow at the Oregon Zoo and near the Terwilliger curves.

Update - 7:00am, Tuesday

It looks like the snow levels will be as low as 1,000 feet late tonight and tomorrow morning, and down to 500 feet overnight tomorrow night. Accumulations should be fairly light, though, and the roads below 1,000 feet should stay clear of ice - it'll just be a bit too warm.

Original Blog from Monday

Boy oh boy - it seems mother nature is teasing us this year! Spring is officially here, but it may be feeling more like winter this week.

Several inches of snow have fallen at the ski resorts today, and the snow level is expected to drop to 2,000 feet overnight. So the passes will be turning a bit messy. But the snow level won't be stopping there.

Government Camp Highway 26 Camera, 6:30pm Today

The computer models are trying to show an area of low pressure developing and dropping down across the Northwest. If it drops far enough south, the snow levels could drop down to 1,000 feet Wednesday into Thursday. I know that sounds wild, but it's what the models are saying.

So...we'll be watching and waiting in the Severe Weather Center. Could there be some spring snow for Portland's highest hills?