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I-84, 3 miles West of Baker City MP 302 - 216; Closure
The highway is closed to westbound traffic due to weather conditions and multiple crashes. Use alternate routes.
Updated: 01/17/2017 4:54 pm

Lower Treasure Valley; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:30:00 PM Another winter storm ... . A Pacific storm will bring significant snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho late tonight through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet msl over portions of the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Wind-sheltered valleys ... And part of the lower treasure Valley ... Will remain cold enough for freezing rain and up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the freezing cold ground. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM MST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 5 AM Wednesday to 11 AM MST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Snow amounts ... 4 to 12 inches. Also up to one-quarter inch of freezing rain. Areas that receive less snow will receive more freezing rain. Sleet may also occur. * Snow levels Valley floors ... Rising to 2000 to 3000 feet Wednesday night and Thursday. Where it rises ... Freezing rain will occur. * Winds Southeast 5 to 15 MPH. * Timing Snow will begin Wednesday morning and continue through Thursday morning. Freezing rain will occur from Wednesday evening through Thursday morning. * Impacts Travel hazard due to snow and then significant slush. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow ... Sleet ... And ice will make travel very dangerous or impossible. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Malheur Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:30:00 PM Another winter storm ... . A Pacific storm will bring significant snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho late tonight through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet msl over portions of the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Wind-sheltered valleys ... And part of the lower treasure Valley ... Will remain cold enough for freezing rain and up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the freezing cold ground. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 5 AM MST /4 AM PST/ Wednesday to 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Boise has issued a winter Storm Warning for snow ... Which is in effect from 5 AM MST /4 AM PST/ Wednesday to 11 AM MST /10 AM PST/ Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Snow amounts ... 4 to 8 inches in the northern third of the county. 1 to 4 inches in the southern two thirds. Areas of freezing rain may occur as well. * Snow levels Valley floors Wednesday morning ... Rising to 3000 to 4000 feet msl Wednesday and Wednesday night ... Then lowering to the Valley floors Thursday afternoon. * Winds Generally east 5 to 15 MPH. * Timing Snow will begin Tuesday night and taper off from the west Thursday morning. * Impacts Travel hazard due to snow and ice-covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning for heavy snow means that significant amounts of snow will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Baker Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:30:00 PM Another winter storm ... . A Pacific storm will bring significant snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho late tonight through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet msl over portions of the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Wind-sheltered valleys ... And part of the lower treasure Valley ... Will remain cold enough for freezing rain and up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the freezing cold ground. ... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 10 AM PST Thursday ... * Snow amounts ... 6 to 12 inches at lower elevations and 1 to 2 feet in the mountains. Local freezing rain Wednesday night. * Snow levels Valley floors. * Winds Southeast 15 to 25 MPH with gusts to 35 MPH resulting in areas of blowing and drifting snow. * Timing Snow will begin tonight and continue through Thursday morning. * Impacts Travel hazard due to snow-covered roads and areas of blowing and drifting snow. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and blowing snow means that significant amounts of snow will make travel dangerous. Strong winds will also cause blowing and drifting of snow ... And will limit visibilities. Only travel in an emergency. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Harney Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:30:00 PM Another winter storm ... . A Pacific storm will bring significant snow and ice to southeastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho late tonight through Thursday. The storm will also bring much warmer air and raise the snow level to 4000 to 5000 feet msl over portions of the area Wednesday and Wednesday night. Wind-sheltered valleys ... And part of the lower treasure Valley ... Will remain cold enough for freezing rain and up to a quarter inch of ice accumulation. Snow will change to rain at some lower elevations and ... Along with a little snowmelt ... Will result in more water and ice on the freezing cold ground. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect from 10 PM this evening to 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Snow amounts ... 4 to 8 inches in the northern thirds of the counties. 1 to 4 inches in the southern two thirds. Areas of freezing rain. * Snow levels Valley floors tonight and Wednesday morning ... Rising to 5000 feet msl Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night ... Then lowering to the Valley floors Thursday. * Winds Generally east 5 to 15 MPH. * Timing Snow will begin tonight and taper off from the west Thursday. * Impacts Travel hazard due to snow and ice-covered roads. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ... Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:17:00 PM High Wind Warning remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South 45 to 55 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH in the warning area ... South 35 to 45 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH in the advisory area. * Timing Winds will increase tonight into Wednesday morning ... Reaching a peak Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the warning include Highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... Summer Lake ... And the higher terrain of winter rim and the warner and hart mountains. * Locations in the advisory include Alturas ... Bly ... Lakeview ... Silver Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... 395 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blow away. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted ... Especially for high profile vehicles. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Klamath Basin; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:17:00 PM Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South increasing to 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 55 MPH. * Timing Winds will increase tonight through Wednesday morning ... And reach a peak late Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the Wind Advisory include Klamath falls ... Chiloquin ... Altamont ... Keno ... And Merrill. * Wind Advisory impacts Gusty winds will make travel difficult for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose outdoor objects or materials could be blown about. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
High Wind Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 02:17:00 PM High Wind Warning remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... ... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 4 AM Wednesday to 4 AM PST Thursday ... * Winds South 45 to 55 MPH with gusts to 70 MPH in the warning area ... South 35 to 45 MPH with gusts to 55 MPH in the advisory area. * Timing Winds will increase tonight into Wednesday morning ... Reaching a peak Wednesday afternoon. * Locations in the warning include Highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake ... Summer Lake ... And the higher terrain of winter rim and the warner and hart mountains. * Locations in the advisory include Alturas ... Bly ... Lakeview ... Silver Lake ... Including portions of highways 97 ... 31 ... 395 ... And 140. * Impacts Strong winds will produce hazardous driving conditions ... Especially for lightweight and high profile vehicles. Loose materials could become airborne and blow away. * View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.gov/medford/hazard Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage. Travel will be impacted ... Especially for high profile vehicles. A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

I-84, Hood River MP 64 - 17; Closure
The highway is closed in both directions between Hood River and Troutdale. Use alternate routes.
Issued: 01/17/2017 2:02 pm

North Coast, Northwest Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:03:00 AM Flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascade foothills in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have only minor impacts. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding and roadway ponding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains in the northern Willamette Valley and southwest Washington. ... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Wednesday night for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Including the following areas ... In northwest Oregon ... Coast range of northwest Oregon ... Greater Portland metro area ... Lower Columbia and north Oregon coast. In southwest Washington ... Greater Vancouver area ... I-5 corridor in Cowlitz county ... South Washington Cascade foothills ... South Washington coast and Willapa hills. * Through late Wednesday night with dramatically rising snow levels Tuesday and the onset of heavy rain Tuesday night ... Expect moderate to sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... Willapa hills ... And south Washington Cascades. At this point ... Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have minor impacts. The heavy rain will likely cause urban flooding in the Portland/ Vancouver metro area as the rain will help melt the existing snow and ice. Blocked storm drains may also contribute to ponding of water on streets. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday ... 1 to 2 inches Portland/ Vancouver metro area ... 3 to 6 inches north coast range/Willapa hills ... And 3 to 6 inches south Washington Cascades foothills. * Rivers and creeks of greatest concern include Johnson creek in southeast Portland The Nehalem in Clatsop and Tillamook county ... And the grays in Wahkiakum county. However ... All of these are currently forecast to crest just below flood stage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.

Central Coast, West Coast Range, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:03:00 AM Flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascade foothills in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have only minor impacts. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding and roadway ponding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains in the northern Willamette Valley and southwest Washington. ... Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM PST this evening through late Wednesday night for portions of northwest Oregon ... The Flood Watch continues for * A portion of northwest Oregon Including the following areas ... Cascade foothills in Lane county ... Central coast range of western Oregon ... Central Oregon coast ... Central Willamette Valley ... Northern Oregon Cascade foothills and south Willamette Valley. * From 7 pm PST this evening through late Wednesday night * The onset of heavy rain Tuesday night Combined with some snowmelt in the coast range and Cascades foothills ... Will cause rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... And north Oregon Cascade foothills. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday ... 1 to 2 inches in the central and southern Willamette Valley ... 3 to 6 inches central Oregon coast and coast range ... And 2 to 4 inches north Oregon Cascade foothills. * Rivers of greatest concern include the Siletz river in Lincoln county and the marys river in Benton county However ... Both of these rivers are forecast to crest just below flood stage. Forecasts will be updated as needed as the heavy rain moves in. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.

I-84, Troutdale MP 17 - 64; Closure
The highway is closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River. Use alternate routes.
Updated: 01/17/2017 2:08 pm

Wallowa Co.; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations Enterprise ... Joseph ... Wallowa. * Snow level Rising to 3500 feet. * Ice accumulations One quarter to one half inch. * Snow accumulations ... 5 to 10 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

North Blue Mnts, South Blue Mnts, WA-Northwest Blue Mnts; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon PST Thursday. * Locations Meacham ... Tollgate ... Long creek ... North powder ... Ukiah ... Ski bluewood resort. * Ice accumulations One quarter to one half inch. * Snow accumulations ... 6 to 12 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Snow level ... 4000-5000 feet. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Grand Ronde Valley; Weather Alert
Blizzard Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Blizzard Warning in effect until noon PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a blizzard warning ... Which is in effect until noon PST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations Cove ... Elgin ... La grande. * Snow accumulations ... 2 to 5 inches. * Ice accumulations Up to a quarter of an inch. * Timing Precipitation will increase by tonight ... With the heaviest amounts Wednesday. Strong winds will continue through Thursday. * Impacts Snow and blowing snow will make roadways very hazardous. Ice accumulations ... Plus the winds ... Can cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. * Visibilities One quarter mile or less at times. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions ... Making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel ... Have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded ... Stay with your vehicle.

John Day Basin; Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wintry mix of precipitation ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday. * Locations Dayville ... John day ... Mitchell ... Monument ... Spray. * Ice accumulations One tenth to two tenths of an inch. * Snow accumulations Up to 1 inch. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heaviest amounts late tonight and early Wednesday. * Impacts Ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ... Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving.

Ochoco-John Day Highlands; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday. * Locations Brothers ... Paulina ... Prairie city ... Seneca. * Ice accumulations Up to one quarter of an inch. * Snow accumulations ... 5 to 10 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Snow level ... 4500-5500 feet. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

Road Conditions by Route

US97 MP 130 to 145.48

BEND; Severe Weather Hazard
Weather Condition: Overcast
Pavement Condition: Packed Snow
Commercial Restrictions:
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Current Temp: 41 F
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New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 12 in.
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Last Updated: 01/17/2017 3:11 pm

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