The National Weather Service in Portland has advised that we will see some snow over the next couple of days, more likely Monday afternoon-evening (will likely affect commute/school release). With around an 80% chance, they expect us to have around two (2) inches county-wide by the end of Monday.
There is also a chance for a dusting of snow overnight in the lower-level areas (along US 30: Clatskanie, Rainier, Columbia City, St. Helens, Scappoose) and up to an inch in the higher elevations (Vernonia, Mist, Birkenfeld, Chapman, etc.) Sunday afternoon and evening.
The other item of note is that it will be chilly the next few days. Particularly, Tuesday and Wednesday will see highs in the mid-30s and lows in the 20s. Folks who are outside should dress in layers. These days are expected to be dry, however, so no additional snow is expected.
We could start to see the snow melt off later in the week around Thanksgiving Day. For updated information, please visit:
* Weather: http://www.weather.gov/portland
* Updated Emergency Information: http://columbiacountyem.blogspot.com
PUBLIC SAFETY/UTILITIES/SCHOOLS: Please pass on to others in your organizations.
All others may feel free to pass along to others as well. Let's stay safe out there!
Columbia County Emergency Management