Central Oregon Daily▶️ 7-20 inches of snow in most of Central Oregon by Saturday...

▶️ 7-20 inches of snow in most of Central Oregon by Saturday night

▶️ 7-20 inches of snow in most of Central Oregon by Saturday night

▶️ Lots of snow and below-zero wind chills this weekend in Central Oregon

Seven to 13 inches of snow is expected for most of Central Oregon by late Saturday night, with some higher elevations getting as much as 20 inches thanks to a new round of stormy winter weather. Add to that, temperatures in places will hit single digits and wind chills will be below zero in places.

We got a taste of what this might look like Friday morning when Mt. Bachelor announced it was suspending operations for the rest of the day due to extreme winds expected.

Here is the latest forecast from Central Oregon Daily News Chief Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger and the National Weather Service:

Expect accumulating snow through Saturday and a blast of Arctic air will move remain over the Pacific Northwest through this weekend.

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The kicker is that the reinforcing system moving into Oregon will be accompanied by an atmospheric river of moisture, causing Friday’s cold front to stall out right over Oregon. This pattern will result in a prolonged snow event with some of our model guidance suggesting the potential for an additional 10-to-20 inches for parts of Central Oregon, by the time snow wraps up Saturday night.
 
Friday through 11pm Saturday:
-Up to 7 inches is expected for some of our tri-county area.
-7-to-13 inches is expected for most of Central Oregon.
-10-to-20 inches for our higher elevations, including the Ochocos, Maury mountains, La Pine, Three Rivers, Sunriver, Sisters, Camp Sherman, Black Butte & the Newberry Caldera.
-The Cascades and East slopes will get 1-3 feet with strong winds expected to continue. This includes our passes with hazardous travel conditions becoming likely and even impossible at times.

There is a Wind Chill Advisory until 4 a.m. Sunday. Lows will be in the single digits with a few teens and sub-zeros.

Saturday will be much colder with moderate to heavy snow and gusty winds. Highs in the teens and some single digits to 20s. Sub-zero chills are expected, even thorough peak heating. Winter Storm Warning continues until 4 a.m. Sunday.

Sunday will bring some improvement. In-and-out clouds are expected with a few lingering flurries and it will be cold. Highs in the 20s with some teens and a light breeze.

Deschutes County Health is warning the public about the dangers of hypothermia and frostbite in the unusually low temperatures. The NWS said frostbite on exposed skin can happen in as little as 30 minutes.

“It results in a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body. Severe cases can lead to amputation. If you have reduced blood circulation, or do not dress well for extremely cold temperatures, you are at higher risk of frostbite than others are,” Deschutes County Health said.

There are multiple warming shelters around Central Oregon. You can find a list here.

The Humane Society of Central Oregon has tips on how to keep your pets safe and remind you that even they can catch frostbite.

For those braving the mountain passes and hoping for a trip to the west side of the state, the Oregon Department of Transportation warns that the storm will affect travel there as well, including the possibility of landslides, rock fall, downed trees and high water on the road.

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