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Storm Moves Into Grant County

PENDLETON – A winter storm is expected to dump up to a foot and a half of snow on parts of Grant County over the next two days.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for the entire county and a swath of northeastern Oregon through 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

In John Day, the forecast calls for 90 percent chance of snow into Tuesday night, with a chance of rain or snow overnight and continuing through Wednesday. Snow accumulation of 3-6 inches is possible in 24 hours on the John Day Valley floor, and up to 4-8 inches over the 48-hour period.

At the higher elevations, the Weather Service is predicting accumulation of 12 to 18 inches over a 48-hour period. Long Creek, Monument, and Ukiah are expected to be in the heaviest snow zone.

Officials warn that driving may be difficult on Highways 207, 395, 19 and 126.


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