Snow Changing over to Rain

Reporting in from Castle Rock
Where we have rain/snow mixture and it is trying to change over to snow. and just now we have a winter weather alert that popped up for this area.. I mean literally just now

Issued by The National Weather Service
Portland, OR
2:12 pm PST, Wed., Feb. 16, 2011

... SNOW SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OVER MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING...

WARMING TEMPERATURES AND MORE BROKEN UP AND DISCRETE SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON HAVE EASED THE THREAT OF SNOW TO THE VALLEY FLOORS... THOUGH A HEAVIER SHOWER COULD YET PROVIDE SOME BRIEF ACCUMULATION TO LOW LEVELS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE OFF AND ON THROUGH TONIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY MORNING. THE GENERAL NATURE OF THE CURRENT AIR MASS OVER THE AREA IN COMBINATION WITH NIGHTTIME COOLING COULD EASILY DROP THE SNOW LEVEL TO NEAR THE VALLEY FLOORS OR NEAR SEA LEVEL AGAIN LATER TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING. A COUPLE OF INCHES OF SNOW AT ELEVATIONS FROM AROUND 500 TO 1000 FEET AND ABOVE IS EASILY POSSIBLE FROM THESE SHOWERS. THERE IS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY ON WHETHER ENOUGH ORGANIZATION TO THE SHOWERS WILL EXIST LATER TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING TO PRODUCE ANY SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS CLOSE TO THE VALLEY FLOOR... BUT SOME ACCUMULATION TO NEAR SEA LEVEL IS DEFINITELY POSSIBLE.

THE THREAT OF SNOW IS SOMEWHAT REDUCED ON FRIDAY... THOUGH A LOW DROPPING SOUTH ALONG THE COAST COULD PRODUCE A LITTLE SNOW ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COASTAL STRIP AND THE COAST RANGE AS IT HEADS SOUTH.

THE BOTTOM LINE WILL BE TO BE PREPARED FOR LOCAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS AGAIN LATER TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING.

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CORRECTED SHOW TO SNOW IN THE HEADLINE

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lee98632 says ... on Wednesday, Feb 16 at 2:56 PM

What the? it was suppose to say Rain/changing over to Snow ..

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