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Winter Weather Advisory: Snow Expected Today 

click to enlarge It's been so long, we almost forget what a snowy Bend looks like. - ERIN ROOK
  • Erin Rook
  • It's been so long, we almost forget what a snowy Bend looks like.


Can it be? According to the National Weather Service, Central Oregon (especially the areas south and west of Bend) will see some snow today and tonight. About 2-4 inches is expected, starting at 4 pm. 

Read the official advisory:

...MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW TODAY AND TONIGHT...

.A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS THE REGION TODAY THROUGH
TONIGHT BRINGING MODERATE TO HEAVY PRECIPITATION. HEAVY SNOW WILL
BE POSSIBLE IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN...ESPECIALLY ACROSS CENTRAL
OREGON.

CENTRAL OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...REDMOND

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST SATURDAY...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 4 AM PST SATURDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 2 TO 4 INCHES.

* ELEVATION: HEAVIEST SNOW ABOVE 3500 FEET...ESPECIALLY SOUTH
AND WEST OF BEND.

* TIMING: RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY. THE RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO
SNOW THIS EVENING. SNOW CAN BE THEN EXPECTED THROUGH SATURDAY
MORNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...REDMOND

* IMPACTS: SNOW PACKED ROADS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT. THIS
INCLUDES ALONG HIGHWAYS 20 AND 97.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SNOW IS OCCURRING OR IS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AND ACCUMULATE. TRAVEL MAY BE HAZARDOUS...
ESPECIALLY ON BRIDGES...OVERPASSES...AND SECONDARY ROADS.
MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE EXTREME CAUTION...AND SLOW DOWN TO
ADJUST FOR RAPIDLY CHANGING DRIVING CONDITIONS AND REDUCED
VISIBILITIES. FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...CHECK OUR WEB
SITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON.

Stay safe out there and don't forget to shovel your sidewalk!

About The Author

Erin Rook

Erin is the Source Weekly's Associate Editor. Before moving to Bend in 2013, Erin worked as a writer and editor for publications in Portland including PQ Monthly and Just Out. He has also written for the Willamette Week, El Hispanic News, Travel Portland, OUT City, Boston magazine and the Taunton Daily Gazette...
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