Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Strong winter storm system expected later today and tonight

Statement as of 10:24 am PST on March 8, 2006
Expires 10:00 AM PST on March 09, 2006

(NWS, Portland OR) A strong frontal system will move across northwest Oregon and southwest Washington later today and tonight bringing gusty winds and low snow levels to the area. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph can be expected throughout the Willamette Valley... Clark County and the lower Columbia region later this afternoon and
evening as the front moves through the area. The snow level will lower after the front passes this evening... to around 500 feet in northern areas and 1000 feet in the south. Some light snowfall accumulations will be possible above 1000 feet... generally an inch
or less. By Thu morning... some rain mixed with snow is possible on the valley floor as colder air moves into the area and lowers the snow level to near 500 feet. Another storm system with very cold air is expected to move through the area Thu night.

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