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Local Alert Weather - Tues. Evening, Dec. 13

Happy Tuesday evening, everyone!

A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BEGINNING 4 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING EXTENDING UNTIL 11 P.M. WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS FOR HEAVY SNOWFALL IN CENTRAL OREGON WITH ACCUMULATIONS RANGING FROM 9" TO 15" OF SNOW DURING THE DAY.

Winter is back with a week left of the Fall season! We struggled to break from under the fog today in Central Oregon, so daytime highs were slightly cooler than expected in the low to mid 20s.

Overnight lows will hover in the teens with some dipping into single digits. Overcast skies increase until the snow showers arrive around midnight. By tomorrow morning we could wake up to 1-4" of new snow on the ground by sunrise. 

The wet system moving up from the south and northern California will impact La Pine and Sunriver first, before making its way north. We are expecting anywhere from 12-15" of snow in those areas, around a foot in Bend, around 9" in Jefferson county, and other locations falling somewhere in between. 

Our models have snow showers tapering off around 8:00 p.m. Wednesday evening with overcast to mostly cloudy skies to follow. Highs on Wednesday will peak in the upper teens and 20s for most. A cold air mass will linger over the forecast area for the next several days, so temperatures are expected to be well below average.

Send us your estimates and photos to weather@ktvz.com -- or you can contact us individually on our Facebook pages or e-mails.

Be safe out there!

-- Emily


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