What happend to the warm up ?

Just teasing the Local Weather Man.
It is very difficult to predict the weather here in the NW because of all the variables.
Micro climates can play a big part in weather. Sometimes things jsut stall. and right now we are getting "Snow Sprinkles"
But all joking aside, I really would liek to have a garden this year. and I sure don't want a white St Patricks day :)

Local Weather Alert
Special Weather Statement for Castle Rock, Washington

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Issued by The National Weather Service
Portland, OR
Fri, Feb 25, 2011, 9:00 PM PST
... BRIEF PERIOD OF SNOW POSSIBLE FOR THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY...

A FRONTAL SYSTEM PUSHING IN FROM THE NORTHWEST TONIGHT AND EARLY SUNDAY WILL BRING THE POSSIBILITY OF SNOW BACK TO THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF INTERIOR NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON.

RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING WILL BEGIN TO MODERATE TODAY... BUT POSSIBLY NOT FAST ENOUGH TO KEEP TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING AS PRECIPITATION SPREADS INTO THE REGION LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING. AS A RESULT... SNOW WILL ONCE AGAIN BE POSSIBLE DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOORS DURING THIS PERIOD.

INCREASING SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL WARM TEMPERATURES ABOVE FREEZING IN THE LOWLANDS SUNDAY... WITH RAIN INCREASING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING. THIS WOULD QUICKLY MELT ANY SNOW WHICH ACCUMULATES ON THE VALLEY FLOOR THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING. HOWEVER SNOW LEVELS WILL REMAIN RATHER LOW... AROUND 1000 TO 1500 FEET... THROUGH MONDAY.

LOCALLY UP TO 2 INCHES OF NEW SNOW ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE LOWLANDS... MAINLY IN NORTHERN CLARK COUNTY WASHINGTON AND THE INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR OF COWLITZ COUNTY. SNOW MAY TAKE LONGER TO CHANGE OVER TO RAIN IN THE HILLS ABOVE 500 FEET ELEVATION... WITH UP TO 2 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE BEFORE THE CHANGEOVER OCCURS.
Local Temperature Map
Updated Feb 26, 2011, 2:35pm PST |

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