The local office of the Oregon Department of Forestry urged landowners to reconsider lighting burn piles as hot weather and east winds hit the region.
Hot weather spurs heat watch, fire danger warnings
With mid-90s temperatures in the forecast, area officials are gearing up for a spell of dangerously hot weather that will elevate wildfire risk this weekend.
National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Warning
Spring might be in the air, but the winter chill hasn’t quite loosened its grip. The Portland office of the National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning, cautioning residents of the Coast Range of Northwest Oregon and the Central Coast Range of Western Oregon to brace for heavy snowfall from 11 p.m. this evening to 11 p.m. Sunday, primarily affecting areas above 1,500 feet.
Deadline to remove studded tires is March 31
It may be snowing now, but Oregonians have one week to remove their studded tires or face a fine.
Snow possible Thursday night through Saturday
Spring may have sprung, but the weather didn’t get the memo. The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued several notices, warning of incoming adverse weather overnight and into Saturday.
Friday will be a snow day for Forest Grove School District students
The Forest Grove School District announced Thursday that all schools and the district offices would be closed Friday, Feb. 24 “due to dangerous driving and walking conditions.”
Snow day: Here’s what’s going on in Gales Creek
No school for students, almost 800 homes without power, and more as snow blankets region.
Forest Grove School District: Thursday is a snow day
The Forest Grove School District announced Wednesday that all schools and the district offices would be closed Thursday, Feb. 23 due to inclement weather.
Gates go up at Fernhill Wetlands
Commuters beware: the gates at Forest Grove’s edge near the Fern Hill Wetlands have gone up. More than 100,000 PGE are out of power, and trees and debris litter roadways throughout Gales Creek and beyond.
As ice storm bears down on region, Washington County opens shelters
Washington County said it would activate its Severe Weather Shelters in Hillsboro and Beaverton in the face of life-threatening cold temperatures expected to grip the region.
The facilities will each open Wednesday, December 21 at 4 p.m. until at least Saturday, December 24 at 12 p.m.