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Winter Storm Watch

Status

Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Tue 02/12/2019 01:00 AM EST

End Time

Tue 02/12/2019 05:00 PM EST

Significance

Watch

Impacts

Moderate impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 259 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 ORZ006-015-WAZ039-045-121000- /O.CON.KPQR.WS.A.0002.190212T0600Z-190212T2200Z/ Greater Portland Metro Area-Western Columbia River Gorge- Greater Vancouver Area- Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Corbett, Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, North Bonneville, and Stevenson 259 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of up to 6 inches possible, most likely in the hills above 500 feet...but possibly lower especially in the north. * WHERE...Greater Portland and Vancouver metro area and the western Columbia River Gorge. Impacts most likely in the hills above 500 feet in elevation. * WHEN...There is a chance heavy rain may change to heavy snow snow between 3 am and 6 am Tuesday morning and this threat will continue through Tuesday morning. The morning commute could be impacted. * CONFIDENCE...Moderate confidence for accumulating snow above 500 feet. Low confidence for accumulations at lower elevations. This scenario may result in widely varying accumulations ranging from no snow to several inches, even at the same elevation. * IMPACTS...Heavy, wet snow may result in broken tree limbs and power lines, raising the chance of isolated power outages. Travel may become very difficult, especially in the hills. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. &&