December 1, 2023

Plenty of snow falls in Ashland, but little accumulates

Snow comes down on traffic on Lithia Way Tuesday. Bob Palermini photo/
February 14, 2023

Continued below-freezing temps mean extreme weather shelter opening extended

By Bert Etling,

Plenty of snow fell on Ashland Monday night and Tuesday morning, but little stuck. An accumulation of 2 to 3 inches had been forecast.

With weather turning to clear and cold, the extreme weather shelter has been extended one night for now. It had been set to shut Friday morning, but will now be open through Friday night, closing Saturday morning, according to a notice posted on the door of the shelter at 48 5th St.

The shelter opens when temperatures are forecast to be below freezing, 32 degrees.

A woman crosses Winburn Way in Lithia Park Tuesday morning. Bob Palermini photo/

Doors close for the night at 9 p.m., with lights out 10 p.m. This is a no-frills shelter, which means individuals should plan on providing their own bedding. Well-behaved pets are welcome. The shelter closes at 9 a.m.

The shelter is operated by Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) for the city of Ashland.

Forecast lows for Tuesday through Saturday nights are 18, 23, 29, 26 and 30, according to the National Weather Service forecast as of Tuesday afternoon. The forecast highs for Wednesday through Saturday are 46, 45, 50 and 51.

Email Executive Editor Bert Etling at or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

Walkers in Lithia Park enjoy the snow Tuesday morning. Bob Palermini photo/
Pedestrians navigate the snow on Main Street in downtown Ashland Tuesday. Bob Palermini photo/
Ashland didn’t get as much snow as predicted Tuesday. Bob Palermini photo/
Bert Etling

Bert Etling

Bert Etling is the executive editor of Email him at

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