▶️ Snow returns to the High Desert as November begins


As the calendar turns to November, many Central Oregonians woke up Tuesday to the first lower-elevation snowfall of the season. Others were getting rain.

Snow started falling before sunrise as was still coming down as of late morning with accumulations on roads and sidewalks. The video above was recored at Eagle Park in northeast Bend around 9:00 a.m.

The snow continued to fall until early afternoon.

Meteorologist Scott Elnes called what we were seeing a “mish-mash” thanks to a very large system bringing a lot of activity to the area.

Many of those who didn’t get snow were getting rain instead. Madras had reported almost 0.3 inches of rain in 24 hours as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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Elnes says he expects winds to not be too bad during the day, although there may be some gusts up to about 15 mph.

Elnes says there will be a few breaks in the clouds Tuesday night, but more snow is expected — mainly for the mountains — on Wednesday.

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There will be a warm front coming through Thursday and Friday, but a wintry mix returns on Sunday.


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