National Weather Service: Winter Weather Advisory , Avalanche Warning

Zigzag, OR

Current Conditions

Overcast

55 °F

Overcast

5 mph variable

48 °F

29.75 in

77%

10.0 miles

Portland Troutdale, OR

Updated — 1:03 AM PDT on April 24, 2014

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Forecast for Zigzag (97049)

Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 6 am PDT Thursday above 5000 feet...
Thursday
rain
Rain
H 57° / L 41°
Friday
chancetstorms
Chance of T-storms
H 55° / L 41°
Saturday
rain
Rain
H 57° / L 43°
Sunday
chancerain
Chance of Rain
H 52° / L 39°
Monday
partlycloudy
Partly Cloudy
H 59° / L 48°
Thursday

Overcast with rain, then rain showers in the afternoon. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

Thursday Night

Overcast with rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Friday

Overcast with rain showers, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 55F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Friday Night

Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Saturday

Overcast with rain showers, then rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Saturday Night

Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

Sunday

Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

Sunday Night

Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

Monday

Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy. Low of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Statement as of 2:04 PM PDT on April 23, 2014

Winter Weather Advisory


... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 6 am PDT
Thursday above 5000 feet for the South Washington and north Oregon
Cascades...

A Winter Weather Advisory above 5000 feet for snow remains in
effect until 6 am PDT Thursday.

* Timing... through tonight.

* Accumulation... from 4 to 9 inches of additional snow is expected
for the South Washington Cascades and the north Oregon Cascades
especially north of Mount Jefferson tonight.

* Snow levels... rising to 5000 feet tonight... thus rising above
pass elevations overnight tonight but still snowing at ski
resort elevations.

* Impacts... drivers should be prepared for icy or snow covered
roads and winter like driving conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow
will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow
covered roads and limited visibilities... and use caution while
driving.



For additional weather information... visit our web site at
www.Weather.Gov/Portland


Statement as of 3:30 PM PST on April 23, 2014

Avalanche Warning


This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not
apply to highways or operating ski areas.


... avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades
Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday
morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt
Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This
is very likely to cause wet loose... storm slab and wind slab
avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued
for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday
morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is
not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other
areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches
are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain
weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic
distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between
dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains
during all levels of avalanche danger.


Ferber/northwest avalanche center





































330 PM PST Wed Apr 23 2014

This statement applies to backcountry avalanche terrain and does not
apply to highways or operating ski areas.


... avalanche warning for the west slopes of the Washington Cascades
Mt Rainier south and the Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday
morning...

Further heavy snow and then potential rain should be seen in the Mt
Rainier to Mt Hood area Wednesday night and Thursday morning. This
is very likely to cause wet loose... storm slab and wind slab
avalanche conditions in this area. An avalanche warning is issued
for the Mt Rainier to Mt Hood area for Wednesday night and Thursday
morning. Back country travel in avalanche terrain is this area is
not recommended Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Significant snow and avalanche conditions are also expected in other
areas but that are slightly less than warning criteria. Avalanches
are also likely in these other areas as well.

This statement will be updated as warranted. For hourly mountain
weather data and complete forecast details please visit www.Nwac.US

Backcountry travelers should be aware that elevation and geographic
distinctions are approximate and that a transition zone between
dangers exists. There are also avalanche safe areas in the mountains
during all levels of avalanche danger.


Ferber/northwest avalanche center





































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