Winter Weather in Oregon’s Tualatin Valley
River Flood Warning Is Now in Effect
Due to heavy rains, the National Weather Service has issued a River Flood Warning for Washington County from 8 p.m., Thursday, January 14th until 2 a.m., Sunday, January 17th.
Heavy rain has caused road closures throughout the region, as well as landslides and other potential hazards in neighboring counties. Drivers are urged to take caution while driving. Please go to WC-Roads for list of current road closures.
Driving in Winter Weather
Weather in Tualatin Valley can be unpredictable. From the higher elevations of wine country down to the valley farmlands, late-fall and winter months can sometimes bring unexpected travel issues. During inclement weather, we advise you to check road conditions and call attractions beforehand, as many may close during severe weather.
During inclement, snowy weather, chains or traction devices are required on some roads in Tualatin Valley. See alerts >>>
While temperatures in the Tualatin Valley are usually mild in the winter, occasionally a winter storm may pass through, which makes for hazardous driving conditions. Winter storms may also affect public transportation and business hours.
The following are resources that can help you navigate your stay in the Tualatin Valley:
Washington County Roads: Provides information about road closures throughout Washington County and the Tualatin Valley
Oregon Department of Transportation: Offers tips and resources for driving in inclement conditions
TripCheck: Provides traffic and road conditions in real-time, complete with live road cams, for the entire state
TriMet: Provides winter weather tips, as well as links to real-time updates for its services
Portland International Airport: Allows travelers to check on flight delays and cancellations
During inclement weather, we advise you to check road conditions and call attractions beforehand, as many may close during severe weather.
Photo: L.L. Stub Stewart State Park, picture taken January 4, 2017