PORTLAND, Ore. — Wednesday's snow storm is one for the history books. Portland saw its second snowiest day on record, with 10.8 inches of snow at Portland International Airport on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Meanwhile, pockets of western Washington saw even larger snow totals. The hills near Washougal, Washington recorded 16 inches of snow above 500 feet, according to KGW meteorologist Rod Hill.
But not everyone across the Portland-Vancouver metro area experienced a winter wonderland to the same extent. Some areas saw closer to a dusting to a few inches of snow.
"I've been here for over 20 years and there haven't been hardly any events where you actually end up with more snow in downtown Portland even than you do out in parts of east county. That even happened yesterday," Hill said.
With so much variation in the winter weather that people saw, here's a look at the snow totals for some cities across the Portland metro area and on the Oregon coast.
- Washougal: 17 inches of snow
- Portland: 11 inches of snow
- Gresham: 10 inches of snow
- Tillamook: 10 inches of snow
- Hillsboro: 7 inches of snow
- Happy Valley: 7 inches of snow
- Beaverton: 6 inches of snow
- Lake Oswego: 4 inches of snow
- Hazel Dell: 4 inches of snow
- Dallas: 3.5 inches of snow
- Salem: 2 inches of snow
- Milwaukie: 3 inches of snow
- Durham: 2.5 inches of snow
- Longview: 2 inches of snow
- Canby: 1.5 inches of snow
- Cannon Beach: 1 inch of snow
The most snow recorded in Portland was 14.4 inches on January 21, 1943. More than a decade later, the city saw 9.3 inches of snow in 1956, 8 inches in 1964 and 7.7 inches in 1951.
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