In preparation for this winter, let's reminisce over the most impressive snow/ice events in the PACNW, specifically the lowland locations.
Gonna have to put January 15-28th, 1950 up there for the whole region, that was one impressive sequence of events. December 2008 was something to remember, as was January 1-7, 2004 for Portland and the Valley. December (I believe it was the 24th to the 28th) 1996 was record-breaking for Seattle, dangerous for Portland due to the extraordinarily intense ice storms that ensued. More recently, January 2012 brought some crazy snow to Seattle, and January 10-11th, 2017, brought heavy snowfall to PDX in only a couple hours. Eugene has February 6-8th, 2014 and February 24-25th of last year, both of which brought more than a foot to select areas.
So, let's discuss and reminisce, shall we? What are your experience with winter storms in the Pacific Northwest?