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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
403 PM PST SUN DEC 26 2021

...SNOWFALL REPORTS FOR CHRISTMAS WEEKEND SNOW...

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
ON THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 25, 2021 THROUGH THE DAY ON DECEMBER 26TH, 2021. THIS STORM
BROUGHT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SNOW THROUGHOUT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, ESPECIALLY TO
THE CASCADES. THE SHOWERY NATURE OF THE SNOW THOUGH DID BRING HEAVIER SNOWFALL TO SOME
OF THE LOWLAND AREAS WITHIN THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY. THE FOLLOWING
ARE OBSERVATIONS OBTAINED BY THE TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS, COCORAHS, FIRST RESPONDERS,
AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 

.........................IN WASHINGTON.........................................

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       ELEVATION (FT.)    

...SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST...
CATHLAMET                    5.3 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
1 SW OYSTERVILLE             1.3 IN    0630 AM 12/26   40

...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...
4 W SWIFT RESERVOIR          6.0 IN    0848 AM 12/26   

...LOWER COLUMBIA AND I - 5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY...
2 E STELLA                   6.0 IN    1229 PM 12/26                        
1 NW LONGVIEW                4.0 IN    0900 AM 12/26                        
2 E STELLA                   2.1 IN    0700 AM 12/26   300                  
1 WNW CASTLE ROCK            2.0 IN    0230 PM 12/26        

...GREATER VANCOUVER AREA...
1 SSW EVERGREEN              3.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26   310                  
1 WSW AMBOY                  1.3 IN    0134 PM 12/26                        
1 SW HEISSON                 0.5 IN    0810 AM 12/26   400 


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...........................IN OREGON............................................

LOCATION                     AMOUNT    TIME/DATE       ELEVATION (FT.)  

...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...
5 W DETROIT                  6.7 IN    0408 AM 12/26    


...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...
3 ESE LACOMB                 5.0 IN    0819 AM 12/26   900                  
SANDY                        4.0 IN    1230 PM 12/26                        
2 W FOSTER RESERVOIR         1.7 IN    0419 AM 12/26                        
1 NE SANDY                   1.5 IN    0800 AM 12/26   


...NORTH OREGON COAST...
4 W OLNEY                    4.0 IN    0145 PM 12/26   95                   
1 SE TILLAMOOK               2.8 IN    0725 AM 12/26   36                   
NETARTS                      1.5 IN    0953 AM 12/26                        
NEHALEM                      1.0 IN    0930 AM 12/26                        
1 W TILLAMOOK                1.0 IN    1233 AM 12/26                        
1 SW WARRENTON               0.5 IN    0800 AM 12/26


...CENTRAL OREGON COAST...
OTIS                         6.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
LINCOLN CITY                 2.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
2 NNW KERNVILLE              1.3 IN    0915 AM 12/26                        
1 WSW SILETZ                 1.0 IN    0800 AM 12/26   130 


...CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON...
VENETA                       8.0 IN    0930 AM 12/26                        
1 NW SUMMIT                  6.2 IN    0725 AM 12/26   780                  
5 NNW NOTI                   3.0 IN    0910 AM 12/26                        
2 E MAPLETON                 1.3 IN    0100 AM 12/26


...LOWER COLUMBIA...
RAINIER                      7.0 IN    0130 PM 12/26                        
1 W SAINT HELENS             1.5 IN    0542 AM 12/26   270   


...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...
1 NNE HAPPY VALLEY           6.0 IN    1229 PM 12/26   650                                       
FOREST GROVE                 5.5 IN    1000 AM 12/26                        
FOREST GROVE                 5.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
FOREST GROVE                 4.0 IN    0815 AM 12/26                        
GALES CREEK                  4.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
3 SSW HILLSBORO              3.0 IN    0213 PM 12/26   200                  
3 WNW HILLSBORO              2.5 IN    0715 AM 12/26   200                                      
1 SE BEAVERTON               1.8 IN    0710 AM 12/26                        
1 SSW KING CITY              1.6 IN    0824 AM 12/26                        
4 SSE CLACKAMAS              1.5 IN    0910 AM 12/26                                              
2 SW FARMINGTON              1.5 IN    0911 AM 12/26                        
2 W ALOHA                    1.4 IN    0805 AM 12/26   190                  
3 NNE CEDAR HILLS            1.3 IN    0756 AM 12/26                        
1 SSW TUALATIN               1.3 IN    0730 AM 12/26                        
SCAPPOOSE                    1.2 IN    0930 AM 12/26                        
2 WNW SELLWOOD               1.2 IN    0730 AM 12/26                        
1 NNW HAPPY VALLEY           1.0 IN    0810 AM 12/26                        
GRESHAM                      1.0 IN    1030 AM 12/26                                                
1 NNE ROCKCREEK              1.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
2 NE DURHAM                  0.8 IN    1000 AM 12/26   200                  
2 SSE THE OREGON ZOO         0.8 IN    1011 AM 12/26                        
1 SSW BEAVERTON              0.8 IN    0942 AM 12/26                                              
2 WNW LAKE OSWEGO            0.5 IN    1000 AM 12/26                        


...CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...
DALLAS                       8.0 IN    0900 AM 12/26                                                          
1 NNW DALLAS                 6.3 IN    0800 AM 12/26                        
3 ESE BROOKS                 6.0 IN    1230 PM 12/26                        
YAMHILL                      6.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
KEIZER                       5.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
INDEPENDENCE                 5.0 IN    0907 AM 12/26                        
1 SW WEST SALEM              4.5 IN    0740 AM 12/26   212                  
1 NNE KEIZER                 4.0 IN    0800 AM 12/26   140                                                           
SAINT PAUL                   4.0 IN    0130 PM 12/26                        
2 WNW WOODBURN               4.0 IN    1100 AM 12/26                        
2 WNW MCMINNVILLE            4.0 IN    0820 AM 12/26   160                  
3 NE YAMHILL                 4.0 IN    0151 PM 12/26                        
KEIZER                       3.7 IN    0900 AM 12/26                        
JEFFERSON                    3.5 IN    1100 AM 12/26                        
4 NW KINGS VALLEY            3.5 IN    1130 AM 12/26                        
NEWBERG                      3.5 IN    0700 AM 12/26                        
3 ESE SALEM                  3.0 IN    0811 AM 12/26                        
2 WSW MCMINNVILLE            2.8 IN    0721 AM 12/26                        
4 SW SALEM                   2.4 IN    0708 AM 12/26                        
1 SSE WEST SALEM             2.0 IN    0700 AM 12/26                        
YAMHILL                      2.0 IN    0730 AM 12/26                        
4 NNW AUMSVILLE              1.3 IN    0826 AM 12/26                        
1 SE CANBY                   1.0 IN    0815 AM 12/26 


...SOUTH  WILLAMETTE VALLEY...
3 WSW SPRINGFIELD            7.0 IN    0930 AM 12/26                        
5 SE ALBANY                  6.5 IN    0915 AM 12/26                        
JUNCTION CITY                6.0 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
SCIO                         5.5 IN    0700 AM 12/26                                                
2 WNW LEWISBURG              5.3 IN    0845 AM 12/26                        
2 NE CORVALLIS               5.0 IN    0857 AM 12/26                        
2 NNW EUGENE                 5.0 IN    0325 PM 12/26   326                  
1 NW ALBANY                  5.0 IN    0648 AM 12/26                                                              
2 WSW PHILOMATH              4.5 IN    0710 AM 12/26   282                  
1 SSE SODAVILLE              4.3 IN    1118 AM 12/26                                              
3 NNE LACOMB                 4.0 IN    0739 AM 12/26                        
2 SSW EUGENE                 4.0 IN    0300 PM 12/26   1000                                    
3 SSE EUGENE                 3.3 IN    1019 AM 12/26   560                  
2 NE ALBANY                  3.3 IN    0745 AM 12/26                                       
2 SSE CORVALLIS              3.0 IN    1001 AM 12/26                        
2 NNW EUGENE                 3.0 IN    0909 AM 12/26   326                                    
EUGENE AIRPORT               3.0 IN    0350 PM 12/26   
1 WNW GOSHEN                 2.5 IN    0830 AM 12/26                        
1 ESE SANTA CLARA            2.5 IN    0800 AM 12/26                        
1 S STAYTON                  2.5 IN    1019 AM 12/26                                                                                                                               
5 NW CHESHIRE                1.0 IN    1102 PM 12/25


...WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
CORBETT                      1.2 IN    0914 AM 12/26                        
1 NE CASCADE LOCKS           0.6 IN    0833 AM 12/26                        


...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
HOOD RIVER                   0.5 IN    0650 AM 12/26      


...CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY...
CRESWELL                     4.0 IN    0930 AM 12/26  


...CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY...
1 SSE MCKENZIE BRIDGE        7.0 IN    0745 AM 12/26                        
OAKRIDGE                     15.0 IN   0900 AM 12/26                        



OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURES. WE THANK ALL VOLUNTEER WEATHER OBSERVERS 
FOR THEIR DEDICATION. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

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