Multiple appearances this winter!
Snow dusted wetland landscapes on the morning of March 6th. Will this be the last of the season? We will know soon. Spring Equinox is March 20, at 4:29 PDT.
Only early risers caught a glimpse of this snowy occasion… by 10:30 all traces of white were gone.
It makes sense that this snow event was a big one.
Meteorologists agreed that the first 12 days of January were the coldest since 1979, and that we are in our first “La Nina” winter in five years. A typical pattern for La Nina winter played out in this storm: cooler and wetter weather set us up for significant snow in the lower elevations.
By the time snow stopped falling, depths around Glencoe Swale were reported at 9inch total by AccuWeather.
January 12- 18
Cold weather continued to cling to the region.
In fact, January 15 was the coldest day in Portland in 3 years; the thermometer only made it to 28 degrees… on a sunny day!
Snow remained almost unfazed until January 18th when daytime temperatures shot up to 54 degrees and nighttime temperatures finally remained above freezing at 39 degrees.
Snow melt and rainfall temporarily filled wetland.
- 9.0 inches of snow = .22 inches of precipitation
- rainfall January 17-18= 1.94 inches of precipitation
Water subsided within a day.
December 14, 2017
A little under two inches fell. This snow arrived with the first prolonged string of frigid weather.