Day Four of Brutal Winter Storm

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on February 7, 2014
Snow plow on Hwy. 26 outside the tunnel

Snow plow on Highway 26 outside the tunnel

Update: 2/9/2014 4 :00 PM

Portland — Freezing rain arrived Saturday evening blanketing a thin layer of ice on top of the heap of snow that the area had already received. The icy conditions made road conditions treacherous and caused the MAX train system to stop running for the second time in the systems …

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Oregon Drought Still Has Upper Hand

Posted by Steve Leader on February 7, 2014
Drought(Oregon)

The winter storm that began smashing Oregon Thursday hasn’t done much to ease the drought.  According to the Associated Press, snowpacks across most of the state Friday were less than half of normal. The drought index is still severe to moderate.

Ryan Sandler, a National Weather Service meteorologist, says we have a long climb to  get back to normal.  He says …

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Snow Causing Severe Traffic Problems, Closures

Posted by Jeremy Scott on February 6, 2014
Jackknifed semi on I-5 in Albany

Jackknifed semi blocks Interstate 5 near Albany

PORTLAND — Snow first hit south and then north before moving right into the heart of downtown in time for the afternoon on Thursday.  It didn’t take long for freeways to turn into a parking lot.  Students went home early and the snow called off many activities.

Full list of closures, cancellations, early releases and …

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Winter Storm Brings Much Needed Snow to Mountain

Posted by Christina Kemp on January 12, 2014
GovernmentCamp

 

Skiers and Snowboarders can rejoice. The weekend storm brought plenty of snow to Mount Hood. Hundreds of people already made there way up to the mountain today to enjoy the fresh powder. It caused a major traffic headache on Highway 35 near Government Camp this morning.

The conditions were not ideal Saturday, with high winds and icy roads. Timberline was forced …

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Snowpack Far Below Normal

Posted by FM News 101 KXL on December 31, 2013
Picture taken by at Timberline on 12-29-13

Today, hydrologists will trek up Mt.  Hood to measure the snowpack.  They have an idea of what they are going to find and it’s not good.  Hydrologist Julie Koeberle says there are 25 inches of snow at the measurement site, near Timberline, but if that were to melt, it would only equal 10 inches of water.  That is 41% of …

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