This Powder Alert is for FRIDAY, MARCH 26th

Ride the endless winter!

This powder season isn’t finished yet! An incoming storm system is spreading increasing snow to all Oregon mountain ranges today… with the snow continuing through midday tomorrow. Initially, the snow level will be 4,000 to 5,000 feet but as colder air filters into the Northwest during the day, the snow level should fall to 3,000 feet (or lower) in the evening… meaning that the accumulating powder in the evening and overnight should be of a much higher quality.

So… how much snow? I think a total of 6-8 inches by Friday morning is a sure thing. But it’s possible that the total could be closer to a foot at the higher ski areas. It will be windy up high… so deep powder stashes are likely in the higher bowls where the west wind loads and deposits the new snow.

Looking ahead, sunshine returns for Saturday… it will be a beautiful and calm day in the mountains. Skiing and boarding should be excellent. And further ahead, I’ll be watching for the possibility of another powder day around the middle of next week.

Enjoy the new snow!

Drew Jackson
KPTV FOX 12 meteorologist

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

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