The forecast has been steadfast for at least the past 3 days with the entire StormTrack Weather team confident that this will bring us 6-10’’ of accumulation. Over the course of 3-4 hours this afternoon, we will accumulate more than half of those totals alone! From 2-5pm, snowfall rates could be as high as 1-2’’ per hour, making low visibility and road conditions a major concern.
Travel later tonight may be all but impossible. ODOT crews will not be able to keep up with the rapid rate-of-snowfall. Anytime after dark, visibility will likely drop to ZERO.
Temps will also be dropping after dark. From the 20s and 30s today into the SUBZERO range overnight. Sunday into Monday– -5°. Monday’s high will stay below zero as well, with the biggest concern from Monday night into Tuesday with temps dropping nearly TWENTY DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
Winds round out this storm’s 1-2-punch. Ranging between 20-30mph after the band of snow showers passes, winds will drastically impact the wind chill, making temps feel more like 20-40 degrees BELOW ZERO.
TAKE CAUTION. THIS IS A DANGEROUS EVENT. Hypothermia and frostbite become very real threats when the temps drop this low.