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Powerful Winter Storm to Dump Heavy Snow in the Northwest


A strong winter storm will bring the threat of heavy snow across the Northwest starting late this weekend into early next week.

Key Highlights

Threats: Heavy snow, downpours, high winds, flash flooding, power outages, road closures

States affected: OR, WA, ID, CA, MT, NV

When: Saturday, November 5 - Tuesday, November 8, 2022


A powerful winter storm will bring the threat of heavy snow and high winds across the Northwest late this weekend into next week. Heavy snow will start in the higher terrain of Oregon and Washington on Sunday morning, spreading south toward the Sierra Nevada by Monday. Snow will spread eastward into the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains. By Monday night, snow will extend into the Canadian Prairies.MAJORSTORM

Snow will taper across the Cascades on Monday morning and the Northern Rockies and Northern High Plains by Tuesday morning. Some locations across the eastern slopes of the Washington Cascades will see heavy snow accumulations of up to 12 inches at rates of 1" per hr will occur across the eastern slopes of the Washington Cascades into the Oregon Cascades. The higher elevations of the Sierra Nevada will see the heaviest snow of up to 24 inches, with snow falling up to 2" per hour. 

High wind gusts up to 60 mph will begin Monday afternoon and end on Tuesday morning across areas of the Intermountain West.

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Businesses in these areas should keep an eye on the storm and should: 

  • Be prepared for business interruptions due to extended power outages. 
  • Expect ground logistics disruption from drifting snow, downed trees, and power outages due to road closures.
  • Damaging hail could impact outdoor activities, equipment, and inventory.
  • Businesses with weather exposure: Life safety and asset protection should be top of mind.
  • Prioritize cold weather concerns for outdoor workers.

It's not a matter of if but when severe weather will threaten your business. Depend on SkyGuard® to provide the most accurate, site-specific forecasts and warnings. 

If unprepared when a major winter storm hits, your business could experience disruptions in business operations, property damage, and employee injury.

On Wednesday, November 16, at 11 a.m. ET, join our lead U.S. Long-Range Forecaster, Paul Pastelok, as he shares his predictions for the 2022-23 winter weather season. He, along with AccuWeather For Business Senior Account Executive and Meteorologist Paul Drewniak, will outline what this winter has in store, the scenarios that could impact your business, and how you can prepare before the next storm hits.

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