Central Oregon DailyBlizzard warning for east slopes of Cascades including La Pine, Sunriver

Blizzard warning for east slopes of Cascades including La Pine, Sunriver

Blizzard warning for east slopes of Cascades including La Pine, Sunriver

Snowstorm blizzard

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Blizzard Warning for the east slopes of the Cascades, La Pine and Sunriver, starting Tuesday morning. It also issued a blizzard warning for the Cascades that it said would lead to “white-out” conditions that would be dangerous “for even the most experienced of drivers.”

NWS said in a Sunday afternoon alert that a Winter Weather advisory will be in effect from 4:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday. Then the Blizzard Warning will go from 4:00 a.m. Tuesday to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday.

“Total snow accumulations of 8 to 36 inches. Winds gusting as high as 60 mph,” NWS said about the warning that will affect La Pine, Sunriver and the east slopes.

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The NWS also issued a blizzard warning for the Oregon Cascades in general including Government Camp, a route many people take to get between Central Oregon and Portland. NWS called the warning “rare.”

“Strong and deep onshore flow will lead to periods of heavy snow, strong winds, and near zero visibility for the Cascades, especially for exposed areas above 3500 feet,” NWS said. “The combination of heavy snow and strong winds will occasionally result in white-out conditions Tuesday through Wednesday. Poor visibility and rapid snow accumulation of up to 2 inches per hour will result in dangerous conditions for even the most experienced of drivers Tuesday, Tuesday night, and into
Wednesday.”

NWS said travel could be very difficult to impossible during the blizzard. Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility below one-quarter of a mile. Strong winds could cause tree damage.

The weather service said travel should be restricted to emergencies only. If you must travel, have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded, stay with your vehicle.

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