Portland, OR. Snowy pictures and video continue to pop up as people dig out from under the record-setting snowfall. The heaviest amounts were recorded in the West Hills, North Portland and Vancouver, according to the National Weather Service. Some areas in the West Hills reported as much as 15 inches.
The winter wonderland was captured via drone by photographer Michael Demidenko.
This snowstorm will go down as the snowiest day since December 2008, and the worst snow event since 1995. Two daily snowfall records were set at the Portland airport: January 10 – 6.5-inches, and January 11 – 1.5-inches. Snow totals wildly ranged from 6-inches to up to 15-inches. Click here for a link with more detailed reports.
The storm prompted Gov. Kate Brown to declare a state of emergency in Oregon. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler also declared a state of emergency in the city. Cold temperatures will keep the snow around through the weekend as highs will struggle to reach the freezing mark. Rain and much warmer temperatures are in the forecast beginning Monday.