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Most of Oregon gets snow for the holiday weekend, more is expected

Snow showers fell over much of Sunday in Eugene.
Rachael McDonald
Snow showers fell over much of Sunday in Eugene.

Western Oregon got its snow, a day after Christmas. And it’s likely to stick around for the next few days. Colder temperatures are coming at night and so road conditions may be icy Monday morning. Daniel Hartsock is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland

He said the South Willamette Valley got three to seven inches of snow as of Sunday afternoon. With more likely overnight. Hartsock said most of Monday should be dry, but cold.

“There’s another system that’s going to drop down with another chance of snow showers late Monday night into Tuesday morning,” he said. “So that could bring another, not sure exactly how much yet, but possible for another couple inches of snow.”

Hartsock said Oregon and Washington are getting cold air from Canada.

“So we’re getting a lot of cold air from Canada that’s sitting over us and it’s pretty much going to stay there for the next few days,” he said.

There was even snow on the coast, which led to the cancellation of a vaccine clinic in Newport Sunday.

Egan Warming Center Activates

Egan Warming Center in Eugene and Springfield opened Sunday night and they will activate Monday They’re on standby for Tuesday and Wednesday. They are in need of trained volunteers. More information at EganWarmingCenter.com.

Eugene: Lane Events Center (County Fairgrounds) 796 West 13th Avenue in Eugene. We will be operating Expo Halls 1, 2 & 3. Site opens at 7pm. Accessible Site, Pets welcome. After hours entrance is through the A Gate on 13th between Tyler and Van Buren.

Springfield: Springfield Memorial Building, 765 A Street in Downtown Springfield. Site opens at 6pm. Accessible Site, Pets welcome. Use the entrance on 8th Street.

Youth Site at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St in Eugene. Site opens at 6pm. Accessible Site, Pets welcome.

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Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.