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Areas of Snowfall and Low Wind Chills in PNW

31 Jan 2022, 7:30 am

Looking towards the Pacific Northwest, additional snowfall and low wind chill values will be present through Thursday.

Winter Alerts

Through southern regions of Montana, including Billings, winter alerts remain through this afternoon for snowfall 2″ – 6″. Snowfall ends through the morning hours but wind chill values remain down to 30 below zero at times.

For portions of southeast Washington, northern Idaho, and western Montana, Winter Weather Advisories are in effect this afternoon through Thursday morning. An additional 2″ – 3″ of snowfall is expected. Into the higher elevation more snowfall is possible. Travel could be effected during this time frame across these locations.

Forecast Timing

Wednesday night, showers across the coastal regions will be present with snow inland and through the higher terrain.

By Thursday morning, precipitation will be winding down.

Forecast Accumulation

Higher elevations, like the northern Cascades and Blue Mountains or Oregon will see the highest accumulations.


Areas of wind chill values 35 below zero will be possible through Thursday morning into far eastern portions of Montana. Wind chill alerts will be in effect for those areas.

You can get more details on this top weather story in your Western Regional Forecast at :50 past the hour.

About the author
Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!