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Icy Roads & Snow Staying Put

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Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton‘s Daily Forecast Discussion: 

The snow as all but stopped for the Willamette Valley and coast, but not before some impressive snowfall totals:

7″ at the KEZI 9 News studios in Eugene

9″  in Philomath

8″ Corvallis

3″ at Newport!

For a full list of spots that have reported, check out the link from the National Weather Service: Friday Snow Totals 

Behind this storm it’s back to dry and still chilly weather Friday night. We’ll stay sunny and cold through the weekend with highs in the mid 20s Saturday and lows in the single digits and teens Saturday night. The next couple of mornings will be the coldest we’ve seen since 2008 and maybe even longer than that! Wind chills will approach zero and likely below zero across Central Oregon and in the mountains, a Wind Chill Warning has been issued for much of the mountains including the Lane Co. Cascades. Roads with the sub-freezing temperatures won’t be able to clear the snow and ice so give youself some extra time getting around this weekend.

Sunday and Monday we should get above freezing during the day for a few hours, but still into the teens and 20s overnight. There’s another storm coming Tuesday which might start off as some freezing rain because of the stubborn cold air that’ll be in place. We’ll shift gears to that scenario after tomorrow. By midweek, back to a more typical forecast, rain showers with highs back in the 40s and 50s and nights above freezing.

Have a great weekend! Be careful on the roads!

– Chief Meteorologist Justin Stapleton

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