Monthly Archives: March 2012

Wild and Crazy Month of March

As April arrives, we can look back on a wild-and-crazy month of March. Truly it had just about everything – except warmth! Coastal storm (described by Steve Pierce) Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke March 13 to no power, downed trees, … Continue reading

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All-time Snow Record for Corvallis!

An unusual late-season snow storm brought heavy snow to much of Oregon on March 21-22. The daily observation for March 22, 4.3 inches, was an all-time record for March (the old record was 4.0 inches on 3/3/60). This was also … Continue reading

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Wind Event March 15, 2012

HIGH WINDS PAST TWENTY FOUR HOURS OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY SALEM WEATHER OFFICE 900 AM PDT THU MAR 15 2012 Highest winds reported at selected locations.                                     Highest                                      Wind         Location          ID         (mph)   ====================   =====       =====   Mt. … Continue reading

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Historic Coastal Snow Event – Guest Post by Steve Pierce

Vancouver, Washington (March 13th 2012) – Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke Tuesday morning to no power, downed trees, closed roads and as much as 8″ of snow in a rare one-two punch. This storm will likely go down in the record books as one of … Continue reading

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Thunderstorms without Thunder?

Just in time for spring, and Daylight Savings Time, our first thunderstorm of the year passed through the mid-Valley last week. There was heavy rain, gusty winds, and ice pellets (small hail). But no thunder. So how could it have … Continue reading

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