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Heaviest snow falls in the Coast Range

Heaviest snow falls in the Coast Range

by KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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Posted on December 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 2:10 AM

The forecast for light snow in Portland, likely snow at the coast and heavier amounts south of Salem turns out to be correct.  The big surprise to this forecaster are the high amounts in the Coast Range near Corvallis.  Below are the latest snow totals from the National Weather Service:

Philomath, Or. (near Corvallis in the Coast Range):  8.5 inches

Corvallis, OSU campus:  9.0 inches

Albany:  2.0 inches

Eugene:  3.0 inches

Astoria:  2.5 inches

Newport:  3.0 inches

Vernonia:  1.75 inches

Portland:  Dusting

Ridgefield, Wa:  1.0 inch

Longview:  1.0 inch

Vancouver:  Dusting

Salem:  1.0 inch

There are reports of 2-4 inches in the north Coast Range and similar amounts off of highway 30 near Scappoose. (The photo shows a snow covered beach this morning.)  Very cold air through this weekend will keep roadways icy and dangerous.  Many areas may not get above freezing until Monday afternoon.

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