The Nationwide Climate Service has issued a winter storm warning for the northern Cascades and the Cascades in Lane County as a consequence of heavy snow forecast Friday evening by way of Sunday evening.
Elevations above 1,500 ft are anticipated to get 1 to 2 ft of snow and elevations above 3,000 ft are anticipated to get 2 to 4 ft in locations such because the Santiam Go (Freeway 20), Willamette Go (Freeway 58) and within the Authorities Camp space (Freeway 26), forecasters stated.
Wind gusts as much as 40 mph are also anticipated and patchy blowing snow might cut back visibility.
“Journey could possibly be very tough,” the NWS stated in a winter storm warning. “These with recreation plans within the Cascades this weekend ought to put together for peak winter situations.”
Those that should journey by way of the Cascades ought to have an additional flashlight, meals and water, the Nationwide Climate Service stated.
The snow is predicted to begin falling from 8 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday evening.
Forecasters stated they count on snow ranges will drop Friday evening from round 3,000 ft to 1,000 ft behind a chilly entrance. Whereas the heaviest snow will probably be above 1,500 ft, it’s attainable that snow will accumulate as little as 500 ft.
“Snow ranges will stay unseasonably low by way of Monday,” the winter storm warning stated.