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Feb-25-2009 22:30printcomments

Oregon Snow May Fall to Sea Level At The Beach (VIDEO)

Sticking snow will continue Above 500 Feet tonight and Thursday as a cold low pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest, below 500 feet snow showers can be expected but little or no accumulation is expected.

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Oregonians should prepare for cold conditions tonight and tomorrow. Image of Cannon Beach in a previous beach level snow courtesy: farm1.static.flickr.com

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - Weather forecasters say a steady onshore flow of moisture combined with cold temperatures in the upper levels of the atmosphere continues to generate snow across the Cascades and Sierra Nevada.

Accuweather.com reports that a foot or more of new snow will have fallen across the Washington and Oregon Cascades by tonight, while a general 3-6 inches of new snow is expected in the mountains of northern California and northern parts of the Sierra Nevada above 5,000 feet.

A Winter Weather Advisory for the Coast Range of Northwest And Central Oregon and the Willapa Hills, and a Winter Weather Advisory for snow both remain in effect until 1:00 p.m. Thursday.

The communities of Vernonia, Jewell, Trask, Grande Ronde, Tidewater, Swisshome, Frances and Ryderwood are areas that may be strongly affected by the conditions.

In Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Lincoln City, Newport, Florence, Raymond, Long Beach and Cathlamet, snow levels are expected to drop to near sea level late tonight and Thursday as a low cold low pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest. Along The South Washington Coast and North Oregon Coast snow showers can be expected late tonight and Thursday.

Sticking snow will continue Above 500 Feet tonight and Thursday as a cold low pressure system moves into the Pacific Northwest.

Snow Showers In The North And Central Oregon Coast Range And In The Willapa Hills are expected to accumulate from 2 to 4 inches tonight above 500 feet with another 1 to 3 inches possible Thursday. Below 500 feet snow showers can be expected late tonight and Thursday but with little or no accumulation expected.

The National Weather Service explains that a Winter Weather Advisory for snow means that periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered roads and limited visibilities and use caution while driving.




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