Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Pendleton OR 1202 PM PDT Thu Sep 14 2017 ORZ041-044-049-050-502-503-505>511-WAZ024-026>030-520-521-151915- East Columbia River Gorge-Lower Columbia Basin of Oregon- Grande Ronde Valley-Wallowa County- Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon- Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-John Day Basin-Ochoco- John Day Highlands- Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon- Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon- East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades-North Central Oregon- Central Oregon-Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington- Kittitas Valley-Yakima Valley-Lower Columbia Basin of Washington- Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington- Northwest Blue Mountains-East Slopes of the Washington Cascades- Simcoe Highlands- Including the cities of Arlington, The Dalles, Boardman, Hermiston, Ione, Cove, Elgin, La Grande, Union, Enterprise, Joseph, Wallowa, Meacham, Tollgate, Long Creek, North Powder, Ukiah, Dayville, John Day, Mitchell, Monument, Spray, Brothers, Paulina, Prairie City, Seneca, Athena, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Heppner, Condon, Fossil, Camp Sherman, La Pine, Sisters, Sunriver, Dufur, Maupin, Moro, Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond, White Salmon, Ellensburg, Thorp, Naches, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Yakima, Connell, Prosser, Tri-Cities, Dayton, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Ski Bluewood Resort, Appleton, Cle Elum, Cliffdell, Goldendale, and Bickleton 1202 PM PDT Thu Sep 14 2017 ...Much cooler and wetter weather to return to the region next week... A large low pressure system will be moving into the Pacific Northwest next week bringing rain, high elevation snow and much cooler temperatures starting Sunday night. Periods of rain will begin late Sunday and continue at times through much of the week. Most of the rain will be over the mountain areas, but the lower elevations will see some light rain at times. Snow levels will be around 7000 feet Sunday night and are expected to lower to between 5000 to 6000 feet by Tuesday and remain around 6000 to 7000 feet through the rest of the week. Temperature will be about 10 to 15 degrees below normal with daytime highs in the 50s and 60s in the lower elevations and 40s and 50s in the mountains. Overnight lows will be in the 30s and 40s with mid 20s to lower 30s in the mountains. People planning travel or outdoor activities, especially in the mountains should be prepared for the changing conditions.