Forecast: Friday storm could be encore of Thursday snow

Forecast: Friday storm could be encore of Thursday snow

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EUGENE, Ore. - The worst of the storm appears to be over for the southern Willamette Valley.

It's the next storm Friday that poses a continued snow and ice threat to the area before relief arrives Saturday.

"A second low pressure system similar to today's weather system will track into the Oregon coast and spread snow into northwest Oregon from the south beginning midday Friday," the National Weather Service. "A relatively narrow but intense west to east oriented band of snow will likely then develop across northwestern Oregon Friday afternoon and evening. Localized accumulations of 6 to 12 inches will be possible but exactly where between Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, remains uncertain."

As of Thursday afternoon, forecasters predicted the storm would track to the south.

"We are leaning towards it setting up in the Eugene to Salem corridor," forecasters said, "but this position is subject to change, especially towards the north.

"A more northern track would likely switch precipitation over to freezing rain or even plain rain in the southern Willamette Valley around Eugene," forecasters said. "This will likely create another afternoon commuting special for communities impacted by the snow."

More snow reports from the National Weather Service

A WINTER STORM MOVED INTO THE REGION THIS MORNING PRODUCING SNOW ACROSS THE 
 REGION...TO INCLUDE THE COAST. LISTED BELOW ARE THE SNOW REPORTS AS OF 330 PM 
 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...FEB 6.
 
  
 LOCATION                 SNOW (IN)    DURATION    REPORT TIME
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 ...COAST...
 
 ALSEA,OR...................6.0          5 HR        1147 AM PST 02/06
 WALPORT,OR.................4.0          4 HR        0845 AM PST 02/06
 PACIFIC CITY,OR............3.5          4 HR        0230 PM PST 02/06
 WALDPORT,OR................3.5          12 HR       1104 AM PST 02/06
 TILLAMOOK,OR...............2.0          4 HR        0209 PM PST 02/06
 NEWPORT,OR.................2.0          4 HR        0837 AM PST 02/06
 YACHATS,OR.................2.0          1 HR        0725 AM PST 02/06
 
 ...COAST RANGE...
 
 VERNONIA,OR................8.5          8 HR        0241 PM PST 02/06
 SWISS HOME,OR..............0.25         4 HR        0916 AM PST 02/06
 
 ...INLAND VALLEYS...
 
 ALBANY,OR..................9.0          10 HR       0330 PM PST 02/06
 PHILOMATH,OR...............9.3          12 HR       0218 PM PST 02/06
 ALBANY,OR..................8.0          8 HR        0113 PM PST 02/06
 CORVALLIS,OR...............8.0          8 HR        0117 PM PST 02/06
 SCIO,OR....................7.5          7 HR        0305 PM PST 02/06
 JEFFERSON,OR...............7.0 8 HR        0300 PM PST 02/06
 LEBANON,OR.................6.0          5 HR       1135 AM PST 02/06
 RIDGEFIELD,WA..............6.0          10 HR        0325 PM PST 02/06
 STAYTON,OR.................4.5          12 HR       1126 AM PST 02/06
 MONMOUTH,OR................4.0          6 HR        0308 PM PST 02/06
 RIDGEFIELD,WA..............3.0          8 HR        0117 PM PST 02/06
 FOREST GROVE,OR............3.0          8 HR        0320 PM PST 02/06
 EUGENE,OR..................2.5          4 HR        0854 AM PST 02/06
 ST HELENS,OR...............2.0          6 HR        1223 PM PST 02/06
 BATTLE GROUND,WA...........2.0          12 HR       0221 PM PST 02/06
 HOCKINSON,WA...............2.0          8 HR        0247 PM PST 02/06
 SALMON CREEK,WA............2.0          8 HR        0251 PM PST 02/06
 TIGARD,OR..................1.5          8 HR        0241 PM PST 02/06
 SW PORTLAND,OR.............1.3          4 HR        0313 PM PST 02/06
 BATTLE GROUND,WA...........1.25         3 HR        0111 PM PST 02/06
 CLACKAMAS,OR...............1.0          4 HR        0256 PM PST 02/06
 LONGVIEW,WA................1.0          12 HR       0317 PM PST 02/06
 BATTLE GROUND,WA...........1.0          2 HR        1244 PM PST 02/06
 SPRINGFIELD,OR.............0.5          12 HR       1122 AM PST 02/06
 SALEM,OR...................0.25         2 HR        0733 AM PST 02/06
 
 ...FOOTHILLS...
 
 DETROIT,OR.................2.5          4 HR        1123 AM PST 02/06