Looking South from Yaquina Head at Newport

Snow on the Central Oregon Coast!

It's a beautiful day here one the Central Oregon Coast! Snow on the Oregon Coast is a very rare event as most our storms bring warm air from the South, but due to the Subfreezing temperatures and a low from the North, this was the perfect conditions for Snow to blanket the sandy beaches. It started around 1 am Friday morning. First as white dust, then progressively growing bigger until the snow flakes were the size of pocket change. We had 30-35 mph wind gusts frequently swirling the snow about forming Snow drifts 2 feet deep in some place. We have 3 inches fell in the Agate beach area of Newport closing the Yaquina Head Lighthouse for the day. Even at noon the temperature was still hovering around 28°F, and travel on Hwy 101 and 20 are extremely hazardous especially any roads with an incline where the road surface has been covered in black ice. The National Weather Service has called for 2-4 more inches for the Central Oregon Coast and Lane County.

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Dana says ... on Monday, Dec 9 at 7:02 AM

This is an incredible scene. How beautiful to see a winter wonderland in even the most incapable places. Thanks for sharing!

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