The Sussman family snowman–or what’s left of it.
Carrot eyes, straw arms and buttons (yes, actual buttons) mercilessly ripped from frosty’s body by warmer weather and rain.
The remnants of frosty now a survivor (sort of) on bark dust island.
March 12, 2012 – Impressive Oregon & Washington Snow Totals
Unusually cold air and a steady stream of sub-tropical moisture combined to give many of us a great late winter snow, especially at the coast and in hilly parts of the Portland, Oregon metro area. Near the Portland Airport, where long term records are kept, there was only a trace of snow. But some areas on the valley floor did get up to 1″ of snow.
This may have been a record for some coastal communities, especially this late in the year. Here are the National Weather Service totals, from storm spotters:
TILLAMOOK, OR = 8.5”
NEWPORT, OR = 6.0″
FLORENCE, OR = 5.0″
LIVINGSTON MTN – CAMAS, WA = 5.5″
MT. SCOTT, OR = 5.0″
WEST LINN, OR = 5.0″
BORING, OR = 4.0″
CANBY, OR = 2.5″
HAPPY VALLEY, OR = 2.0″
LONGVIEW, WA = 2.0″
CAMAS, WA = 2.0″
WASHOUGAL, WA = 2.0″
MILWAUKIE, OR = 1.2″
WILSONVILLE, OR = 1.1″
SALEM, OR = 1.0″
GRESHAM, OR = 1.0″
Portland’s official snow total for the season so far is 2.6″ — 2.3″ is January and .3″ on March 1st. These numbers are recorded in NE Portland not far from Portland International Airport.
By the way. Here’s how the Sussman family snow man started out. Not the best snow man I’ve ever seen. But probably the last during winter 2012!