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Storm watch continues: Winter prepares another punch

FLURRIES of snow, and snow-clearing, are in order once again this week. Local students were sent home early Tuesday and evening games and activities are cancelled. Watch hoodrivernews.com for closure updates.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea.
FLURRIES of snow, and snow-clearing, are in order once again this week. Local students were sent home early Tuesday and evening games and activities are cancelled. Watch hoodrivernews.com for closure updates.

Prepare for power outages that could last several days.

That’s the word from Barb Ayers, emergency manager for Hood River County, and the National Weather Service in Portland.

NWS has issued a Winter Storm Watch for snow and ice throughout the Hood River valley and Columbia River Gorge today and tomorrow.

• Snow accumulation forecast: 1 to 2 inches near the Columbia River and 2 to 4 inches — potentially 3 to 6 inches — for the upper Hood River valley,.

• Expect snow covered roads, with the most likely damage to trees and power lines.

• Snow will likely change to freezing rain late Wednesday afternoon or evening with another significant ice storm expected for the central Gorge and Hood River valley Wednesday night.

The storm watch is in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon and is in addition to the winter weather advisory for snow which is in effect Tuesday morning through midnight tonight Feb. 8, according to Ayers.

The period of heaviest snowfall will probably be during the midday and afternoon hours Tuesday, followed by a lull Tuesday night with more snow expected to develop Wednesday morning and increase through the day.

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