Winter Storm Warning Issued for Eastern Oregon, SE Washington

Sledders headed for Butte Park Friday morning to enjoy the snow. More snow is expected today and through Saturday. (Photo by Michael Kane)

A winter storm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service out of Pendleton.

The warning was issued around 5 a.m. today and will be in effect until 4 p.m. on Saturday. The warning extends to the Lower Columbia Basin and the foothills of the northern Blue Mountains in Oregon.

Heavy snowfall – between 4 and 7 inches – is expected to fall through Saturday across much of E. Oregon and South Central and Southeast Washington. The heavy snow could impact travel along Interstate 84 and SR-11.

A lull in intensity is forecast for today, even tapering off in some areas, before increasing tonight and continuing through Saturday. Cold temperatures and single-digit wind chills are expected tonight through Saturday.

Call 5-1-1 for more weather information.


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