Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Portland OR

501 PM PST Wed Feb 27 2019

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North Oregon Coast-Lower Columbia-Greater Portland Metro Area-

Central Willamette Valley-Western Columbia River Gorge-

South Washington Coast-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-

Greater Vancouver Area-

Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,

Netarts, Pacific City, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro,

Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem,

McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Corbett, Rooster Rock,

Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park,

Naselle, Cathlamet, Cape Disappointment, Longview, Kelso,

Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal,

Yacolt, Amboy, North Bonneville, and Stevenson

501 PM PST Wed Feb 27 2019

…SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE IN LOWLAND AREAS LATE TONIGHT THROUGH

THURSDAY MORNING…

An area of showers off the central coast of Oregon this afternoon

is expected to move inland late tonight. The favored area for

these showers will be north and west of a Newport to Salem line.

Although the showers will be scattered in nature, there is the

potential for a quick inch or so of snow, even along the coast

north of Newport. This would still be enough to cause slick roads,

even during the morning commute. Roadways that are wet this

evening will likely freeze tonight as temperatures lower into the

middle 20s to lower 30s.

Visibility may suddenly lower due to the randomness of these

showers. Slow down and allow extra time to reach your destination

if driving during the overnight hours or Thursday morning.