Freezing rain and snow predicted for Salem, Oregon

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital City 970700173

Can you believe it?  Snow, freezing temps and freezing rain are in the forecast for Salem, Oregon and around the Willamette Valley tonight and into tomorrow morning.  In November!  We usually see this kind of weather in January.  

Here are a few tips to protect your horse property tonight from potential damage:

  • Wrap any exposed plumbing pipes salem oregon horse property
  • Disconnect and drain all the water from hoses
  • Fill your water trough, just in case you don't have any running water tomorrow!
  • Clean the barn gutters, when all that snow and ice melt, they need to be able to flow
  • grease any gate hinges, door latches, etc that are currently sticking.  They will likely freeze in place
  • Have your tools rounded up where you can find them, you just might need them!

Don't forget to blanket your horses, or bring them in, or provide access to shelter tonight!  


Comments (6)

Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Oh, that dreaded freezing rain--I hated driving in those weather conditions when I lived in cold country.  Good tips on keeping your horses safe and warm.

Nov 12, 2014 06:17 AM
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

This will be a time that I am thankful I live in Florence on the Oregon coast!

Nov 12, 2014 08:00 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am not a horse person but your suggestions sound like they would ward off trouble.

Nov 12, 2014 11:36 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like some memorable weather Christine, being a veteran  of cold weather I can assure you that your two biggest dangers here are the horses slipping on ice and icey roads for driving.

Nov 12, 2014 03:25 PM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hi Catherine-as lovely as it is up there I just could not deal with any of that stuff. I am happy hear on my sunny warm strip of sand

Nov 17, 2014 10:59 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's been a rough start of winter with the weather  for a big part of the country.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 22, 2014 01:18 PM