Heavy snow falling on mountains, but won’t last long

Temperatures expected to warm up soon

A dog enjoys the snow on Mt. Hood on September 20, 2017. (KOIN)
A dog enjoys the snow on Mt. Hood on September 20, 2017. (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Just days after hitting 90 degrees, there’s snow on the mountains — a lot of it.

But it may not last very long.

At Timberline Lodge, 13 inches of snow has fallen, while Mount Hood Meadows recorded 9 inches just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Timberline Lodge, September 20, 2017 (USDA Forest Service Webcam Image)
Timberline Lodge, September 20, 2017 (USDA Forest Service Webcam Image)

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and the snow may drop to as low an elevation as 4500 feet (not far from Government Camp) before rising to 6000 feet by Thursday and much higher next Monday.

As the temperatures begin to climb this weekend, the snow will slowly start to melt. But it may take a few days, depending on the combination of high daytime temps and low overnights.

Stay in touch with the KOIN 6 Meteorologists for complete details. Get weather anytime with the PDX Weather App.

Mount Hood Meadows Vista, 11am, September 20, 2017 (KOIN courtesy webcam)
Mount Hood Meadows Vista, 11am, September 20, 2017 (KOIN courtesy webcam)