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Warnings & Advisories Ahead of Winter Storm

<div>Warnings & Advisories Ahead of Winter Storm</div>

Weather Discussion
Happy Monday morning, everyone!
 
Snow has fallen across Central Oregon this morning and many of us are waking up to snow showers and light accumulations. This is just the beginning of a strong winter storm that will bring feet of snow to the mountains with addition snow totals for those east of the Cascades. Our day ahead will see snow showers in the morning followed by the chance for some mixed showers in the afternoon as snow levels rise. High temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30s with some lower 40s. Overnight, winds will pick up becoming rather gusty at times and we’ll see the chance for rain showers change over to snow showers. Many of us in Central Oregon will wake up to snow on the ground in the morning with 2-5″ of snow expected in higher elevations.
 
A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for higher elevations and those on the east slopes of the Cascades on this Monday morning. A Blizzard Warning will replace the advisory early Tuesday morning. Winds will be strong gusting around 40 miles per hour with blowing snow creating low visibility for many. 
 
Tuesday begins with some snow on the ground, gusty winds, icy roads and temperatures around the freezing mark. Throughout the day on Tuesday winds will stay gusty and snow will fall off and on all day resulting in anywhere from 4″ of snow in southern Deschutes county to 1-3″ of snow from Bend up north. Winds look to stay consistent through the night into Wednesday morning as the next system pushes in bringing us even more snow totals.
 
Overnight into Wednesday, winds stay strong and snow shower activity will pick up. By Wednesday morning those in Bend or up north could receive an additional 2-4″ of snow with higher accumulations in south county. Roads will be snow covered and/or icy, so plan on difficult driving conditions Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
 
Although snow shower activity calms, we will still see road impacts past Wednesday afternoon and through the end of the week. Off and on snow showers will linger and winds will stay breezy if not gusty at times. Daytime highs from Wednesday on will be in the mid 30s with wind chill values in the 20s.
 
Take care out on the roads and get your winter preparedness gear ready!
 

Blizzard Warning (From National Weather Service)

East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades-
Including the cities of La Pine and Sunriver
348 PM PST Sun Jan 7 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 4 PM
PST MONDAY...
...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TUESDAY TO 4 PM
PST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...For the Winter Weather Advisory, snow expected. Total
  snow accumulations of up to 8 inches. Winds gusting as high as
  35 mph. For the Blizzard Warning, blizzard conditions
  expected. Total snow accumulations of 8 to 36 inches. Winds
  gusting as high as 60 mph.

* WHERE...East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades.

* WHEN...For the Winter Weather Advisory, from 4 AM to 4 PM PST
  Monday. For the Blizzard Warning, from 4 AM Tuesday to 4 PM
  PST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible.
  Widespread blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility
  below one-quarter of a mile. Strong winds could cause tree
  damage.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

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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