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Another round of snow expected this weekend

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Published on January 6, 2017 4:25PM

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterSnow is expected in Grant County this weekend. In the photo: The snow flies near the John Day Senior Center on Friday, Dec. 30.

The Eagle/Angel CarpenterSnow is expected in Grant County this weekend. In the photo: The snow flies near the John Day Senior Center on Friday, Dec. 30.

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A Pacific storm will move onshore in Oregon Saturday with accumulating snow expected throughout the region.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for areas in Grant County, starting at 4 a.m. Saturday and ending 4 a.m. Monday; the NWS updated the information Friday afternoon.

In Seneca, Prairie City, Paulina and Brothers, the storm is expected to bring several inches of snow Saturday and Saturday night with winds gusty at times.

Another round of steadier or even heavier precipitation will move into the area on Sunday and into Sunday night with a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain for much of the area.

Ice accumulations could be up to a tenth of an inch.

Snow accumulations are expected to be 5 to 9 inches; and above 4,500 feet, 8 to 14 inches.

Temperatures will rise to the lower or mid-30s by Sunday afternoon.

Long Creek can also expect 5 to 9 inches of snow accumulation, and freezing rain on Sunday.

John Day, Dayville, Mitchell, Monument and Spray can expect snow accumulations at 3 to 5 inches and freezing rain on Sunday afternoon and night.

The NWS reports conditions could make travel difficult or impossible.

Neighboring counties will also be affected.

For the latest information, visit noaa.gov.



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