Fall has barely arrived in Oregon, and already it's snowing big-time at Crater Lake.
Marsha McCabe, a spokeswoman for the only national park in Oregon, tells KFLS in Klamath Falls (http://bit.ly/14I1p1v) there was an unusually early snowfall Tuesday night, amounting to about 8 inches.
It's expected to keep snowing through Wednesday, adding an inch to three inches.
McCabe says September snowfall at Crater Lake is rare - usually a dusting of an inch or two.
But when things get going in the winter, the snowfall at Crater Lake is prodigious: averaging more than 500 inches a year.
McCabe says the North Entrance to the park and West Rim Drive are temporarily closed but should be reopened by the weekend as the forecast calls for nice weather.