By News-Register staff • 

Snowfall disrupts school schedules; McMinnville High on remote learning

The Thursday morning snowfall has disrupted school schedules, and a winter weather advisory remains in effect for for Yamhill and Polk counties until 10 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Snow accumulations will vary depending on where you live, but expect one to three inches throughout the Central Willamette Valley. With the temperature dropping below the 32-degree freezing mark, plan on slippery road conditions. Heaviest accumulations are anticipated to be above 500 feet.

Downed trees have closed multiple roads in the Coast Range. Including Highway 18, east of Otis, between milepost 3 and 4, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Expect ice, snow, and downed trees in many areas. Where power is out, signals are four way stops. Be prepared for travel delays.

For the latest road conditions in Oregon, call 511. They are also available at

The forecast through Saturday night:

TODAY: Snow showers likely, mainly before 7am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Blustery, with an east/northeast wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

TONIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 18. North wind 9 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.

FRIDAY: Sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 16 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear, with a low around 17. North wind 8 to 11 mph

SATURDAY: Sunny, with a high near 41.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Snow after 10 p.m., mixing with rain after 4 a.m Sunday. Snow level 1100 feet,  lowering to 500 feet after midnight . Low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

The following local school districts and colleges/universities have announced schedule changes, with McMinnville schools using remote learning.


DAYTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - Two hours late and no morning preschool.


McMINNVILLE: Mac High using remote learning, other schools closed.


PERRYDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT - Closed. Afternoon and evening activities canceled.

SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT - Closed. All events canceled.

WILLAMINA SCHOOL DISTRICT - Closed. Evening activities canceled..

YAMHILL-CARLTON SCHOOL DISTRICT - Closed. Evening activities canceled.

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GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY: Newberg campus will open at noon, Portland campus closed.

LINFIELD UNIVERSITY - McMinnville campus, open at 10 a.m.; Portland campus, closed.

PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - All in-person and remote classes/operations are canceled.

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CITY OF AMITY - City offices and the library closed.

HEAD START OF YAMHILL COUNTY - All classes and parent meetings canceled.

VIRGINIA GARCIA MEMORIAL HEALTH CENTER - Closed to all in-person care. If you are scheduled for a tele-health appointment, your visit will continue as planned.

WILLAMETTE ESD - Two hours late at the McMinnville Yamhill Center.





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