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Heavy snowfall has caused many closures across the Southern Willamette Valley and surrounding region.  This is in addition to below freezing temps in the evenings.  

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Wintry weather will continue to hit the southern Willamette Valley through the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service.   

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The first major snowstorm of the holiday season is a gift to businesses across the Oregon Cascades.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports. 

Rachael McDonald / Hoodoo Ski Area

The National Weather Service says Oregon’s Cascade Mountains are at 105 percent of normal for snowpack at this time of year. That’s making snow enthusiasts happy.

It's going to be a white Christmas in the mountain ranges of Oregon. And the Eugene-Springfield area might even get some snow.

HooDoo Resort

With Mount Bachelor open for the season, Hoodoo and Willamette Pass aren't far behind, especially with this weekend's forecast of lots and lots of snow.

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Mount Bachelor's Sunshine Accelerator lift is open. If mother nature behaves, the majority of lifts will be running by Wednesday.

Heavy Rain Expected This Halloween Weekend.

Oct 30, 2015
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The National Weather Service is predicting rain and a drop in temperatures this weekend in Oregon. The "Pineapple Express" weather pattern is a subtropical moisture pocket that follows the jet stream, and many times, ends up hitting the northwest. Clinton Rocky is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Portland. He says snow isn't likely in the high country Friday or Saturday, but…

Ask any Northwest skiers and they’ll tell you it’s been a bad year for snow.
They’re right. Snow levels are at record lows for Washington and Oregon.
But it’s not time to hit the panic button yet.

Scott Pattee, a water supply specialist with the National Resources Conservation Service, checks snow levels at Stevens Pass ski resort in Washington's Cascade Mountains.Credit Ashley Ahearn / EarthfixEdit | Remove

Scott Pattee: "Alrighty, off we go."

Crater Lake Has Record Low Snow Levels

Mar 2, 2015

Crater Lake is experiencing record low snow levels for this time of year.  Sunday it was at 37 inches. That's about a third of what the average depth is for this date. Marsha McCabe works for the park. She explains where she notices the lack of snow the most:

"It's pretty unusual because you can actually see out of the windows on the first floor of the buildings. Which, normally this time of year, they would be buried."

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