Experience the first winter snowflakes this season.
Forget about fall; this week’s weather is heading straight into winter in some parts of the Northwest. Get ready to experience the first winter snowflakes of the year.
As cold weather and a few winter snowflakes are predicted for the highest elevations of Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, residents in some parts of the northwest US will experience snowy weather early this week.
This will be the first winter snowflakes since last winter in several areas.
According to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Heather Zehr, a cold storm system lowering down out of western Canada will have the potential to bring significant amounts of winter snowflakes to the highest mountains of the Northwest during the middle of this week.
Prepare For The Upcoming Winter Snowflakes And Cold Temperatures
According to the National Weather Service in Boise, Idaho, light winter snowflakes are forecast above 7,000 feet, with a 10% probability of accumulation of more than an inch of winter snowflakes over 8,000 feet at high mountain peaks.
The Wallowa Mountains and the Elkhorns will receive at least a couple inches of winter snowflakes, while Pendleton, Oregon will experience winter snowflakes at an elevation of about 6,000 feet.
As of Tuesday noon, the weather service has not yet issued any advisories or warnings for winter weather.
Despite a drop in temperature this week, Spokane, Washington; Portland, Oregon; Boise, Idaho; and Reno, Nevada—the key Northwest towns—are not likely to see any winter snowflakes, according to AccuWeather.