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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
258 PM PST Thu Feb 23 2017

Central Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
South Willamette Valley-Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley-
Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
Willapa Hills-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-
Greater Vancouver Area-South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather,
Yachats, Florence, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit, Lees Camp,
Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater, Swisshome, Veneta,
St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn,
Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon,
Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Vida,
Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett,
Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River,
Willapa, Frances, Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Longview, Kelso,
Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal,
Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar,
North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood
258 PM PST Thu Feb 23 2017


A cool and unstable air mass will remain over the region through
the weekend. Meanwhile, a low pressure system dropping down from
British Columbia will move south just off the Washington and
Oregon coast on Friday. This will bring increasing showers
starting early Friday morning. Showers will continue, briefly
heavy at times, through the remainder of the day. With overnight
lows forecasted to be in the lower to mid 30s, snow will likely
reach close to the lowest elevations during any showers Friday
morning. Most locations will see little to no accumulation.
However, spotty amounts anywhere from a dusting to up to 1 inch
are possible across the region through the morning hours. The best
chances for accumulating snow will above 500 ft. Any accumulations
will be short-lived and should melt within a couple of hours.
However, the timing of the snow showers will include the time of
the morning commute and there could be some impacts to travel


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