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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 10:50 PM PST on December 09, 2016


... Thursday Dec 9th 2016 snow and freezing rain totals...

Cold air spread into northwest Oregon and southwest Washington on
Monday December 5th. A weak warm front draped west to east across
the eastern Pacific slowly began to shift northward late Wednesday
night. Snow, sleet and freezing rain spread northward across
northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Thursday morning reaching
Portland and the Kelso/Longview area around lunchtime. Enough
easterly flow existed that light freezing rain was noted near
Tillamook, and light snow fell along the coast around Astoria and
much of Willapa Bay. Snow totals were generally short of
expectations in northwest Oregon, but the snow intensity, the
freezing rain and below freezing temperatures that followed created
a lot of hazardous travel conditions across much of northwest Oregon
and southwest Washington on Thursday.

Will update this later tonight or Fri morning as more reports arrive.


Location new snow (in) elev (ft)

... South Washington and north Oregon coastal areas...
Ocean Park, WA 1 on beach


... Lower Columbia River and I-5 corridor through Cowlitz County...
Longview 4
Toutle 3
clastkanie 1 50

... Portland Metro area and nearby foothills...
Cooper Mountain (se of aloha) 2.5
Sandy 2 to 3
Cedar Hills area 2
Forest Grove 2
Tigard 2
Hillsboro 2
Portland (northeast) 1 to 2 100-200
Portland (laurelhurst area) 1.5 150
Beaverton 1.5
Portland (downtown) 1 200
Gresham 1
Wilsonville 1
Happy Valley 1
Tualatin 0.5

... Clark County Washington...
Vancouver (southeast) 2 130
Battle Ground 1.5
Venersborg 1

... Central Willamette Valley and nearby foothills...
Chehalem mountain (elev. 1300) 6
Salem (average) 0.5 to 1
Newberg 1

... South Willamette Valley...
most locations had a trace up to 0.5 inch of snow.'
     But 0.10" to 0.20" of freezing rain and ice.


... Coast Range of western and northwest Oregon...
Wilson river Summit 4 1500
seine creek (snotel)' 3 2060
sunset Summit 2 1200
Miller Woods (snotel)' 2 420


... Columbia River gorge and Upper Hood River Valley...
Hood River (5 mi se) 11
near Multnomah Falls 2
Home Valley (near Carson, wa) 1 to 3


... South Washington Cascades...
June Lake (snotel)' 3 3440
Sheep Canyon (snotel)' 3 3990
Spencer Meadow (snotel)' 3 3400
Surprise Lakes (snotel)' 4 4290
Pinto Rock (snotel)' 3 4440
Lone Pine (snotel)' 4 3930
Swift Creek (snotel)' 3 4440
pepper creek (snotel)' 2 2139


... North Oregon Cascades...
timberline (nwac)' 4 5880
blazed Alder (snotel)' 5 3650
South Fork Bull Run (snotel)' 3 2630
Red Hill (snotel)' 5 4410
Mt Hood Meadows resort 5 5300
Mt Hood Meadows base (nwac)' 5 5380
Mt Hood test site (snotel)' 2 5370
Mt Hood ski bowl (nwac)' 5 5010
Greenpoint (snotel)' 6 3310



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