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More Snow for Oregon Coast Range, Washington Willapa Hills

Published 04/12/22 at 5:02 PM PST
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

More Snow for Oregon Coast Range, Washington Willapa Hills

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(Oregon Coast) – The crazy spring weather is not over for the passes to and from the Oregon coast and Washington coast, and it may not be over for the inland areas of the region, either. Yet for the beach towns, there does not seem to be a chance of snow any longer – although forecasters didn't really expect what actually arrived on Monday. Even Seaside got a sizable dusting (above - photo courtesy Angi D. Wildt Gallery).

Meanwhile, on the southern Oregon coast it's business as usual for beach towns south of Florence: spring's normal wet and wild conditions.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for the Oregon Coast Range and Willapa Hills of the south Washington coast, in effect until noon Wednesday. With snow levels dropping to about 1,000 feet, many parts of those passes will continue to get snow and inclement driving conditions.

The NWS said total accumulations may reach 3 to 6 inches.

“Plan on slippery road conditions,” the NWS said.

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The advisory covers everything from Highway 18 towards Lincoln City, Lee's Camp, Sunset Summit on Highway 26 and the Willapa Hills. Such conditions may last well towards the weekend.

However, areas close to the Oregon coastline should get some snow late tonight as snow levels drop to 400 feet after midnight, going all the way down to 300 feet. Then on Wednesday, beach towns such as Manzanita or Seaside could see some thunder but snow levels zip upwards to over 1500 feet.


Seaside on Monday, courtesy Angi D. Wildt Gallery

This rain / snow mix pattern is likely to stick around for the south Washington coast hills and Oregon Coast Range, hanging out until the weekend when things become a little more seasonally normal. These kinds of conditions will also affect the higher elevations of Vancouver, Washington, Portland or Salem.

“An unseasonably cool and showery weather pattern will bring periods of heavy mountain snow and valley rain and snow showers through the end of the week,” the NWS said. “A milder, but still active storm track will bring periods of valley rain and mountain snow over the weekend into early next week.”

Later in the week, you'll start to see some sun breaks along the Oregon coast and Washington coast, with the southern Oregon coast seeing a little more sun from Thursday onward.

On the shorelines, wave conditions will get unusually mellow. Currently, according to the NWS, offshore seas are around 14-foot swells but will decrease to under ten feet on Wednesday. Seas will gradually decrease to mere 3 to 5-foot swells through the weekend, which will make excellent conditions for spotting whales along the Oregon or Washington coast.

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Below: snow on the beaches in January, courtesy Angi D. Wildt Gallery



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