This week’s snow accumulation in Portland surprised many. A total of 10.8 inches of snow was recorded at Portland International Airport, where official records have been kept since 1939. A massive snowstorm dropped about 16 inches of snow in 1937, which pre-dates the official snowfall totals recorded at the airport. Take a look at how Oregonians handled extreme weather in the past.
Taking a look at Portland snowstorms from the past
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We hear from officials and services providers from around the region about the impact of Wednesday's snowfall in Western Oregon.
Some areas of Portland saw more than a foot of snow as the region slowed to a crawl Wednesday night and will remain under a white blanket with a wind chill advisory in effect until noon Friday.
Heavy snow and high winds are causing blizzard conditions in the Upper Midwest. It's the latest stage of a three-day storm that's placed over half the country under winter weather warnings.