Snow: up to 2 inches today, more tonight

A cold front that swept into the Rogue Valley this morning didn't pack quite the punch forecasters had predicted, but snow showers will continue through the day.

"The initial front was not quite as powerful as the model predicted," said Dan Weygand, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Medford office said.

A heavy snow warning that predicted 2 to 6 inches of snow by this afternoon has been removed and replaced with a snow advisory calling for up to 2 inches of snow by late today at elevations above 1,000 feet. Another 1 to 3 inches could fall tonight.

At about 9:30 a.m., the cold front was passing over the Rogue Valley and snow was falling at the Medford airport, elevation 1,397 feet, but wasn't sticking.

Weygand said snow showers clustered behind the front would continue to bring scattered snowfall around the region until midnight.

Overnight snow fell to the west, with 2 inches reported in O'Brien, and in the Cascades. Crater Lake got 12 inches of new snow overnight, giving the national park 112 inches of snow on the ground as of 7 a.m. today.

The Cascades will get up to 5 inches today and another 3 to 7 inches tonight.

— Anita Burke

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