This POWDER ALERT is for THURSDAY, APRIL 8TH and FRIDAY, APRIL 9TH

Yet another cold spring storm is taking aim at Oregon. Snow will begin falling again tonight (Cascades) or tomorrow (Blue Mountains)… making for excellent powder skiing & boarding tomorrow and Friday.

Here are the specifics:

THURSDAY – It will be snowing and blowing most of the day… with the heaviest snow falling in the early morning hours (Cascades) and midday hours (Blue Mountains). By day’s end Thursday, there should be 8-14″ of new powder. The snow level will be down to between 1,000 and 2,000 feet, so the new snow’s quality should be amazingly fluffy and dry for April.

FRIDAY – Snow showers ease off, but there will be several inches of untouched new powder on the ground at lift opening time… with a couple more inches possible during the morning. The weather will be calmer, so the higher Cascade ski areas might be able to open their upper mountain lifts… allowing access to all the new, deep powder that wasn’t accessible during Thursday’s storm.

As for the weekend, it looks beautiful! No new snow on Saturday or Sunday, but sunny skies, comfortable temperatures and light wind should make for an outstanding weekend of skiing and boarding.

Many of our Oregon ski areas will close for the season this month… and not because of a lack of snow. Interest and attendance diminish far more rapidly than the snowpack. If a lot of you keep showing up… then the season gets extended. Let’s keep it going!

- Drew
KPTV FOX 12 meteorologist

Check out www.SkiOregon.org for current conditions at all Oregon Ski Areas!

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