More snow expected in Clark County Wednesday evening

National Weather Service advises area residents to expect another 1 to 2 inches of snow overnight Wednesday

VANCOUVER — Clark County’s introduction to winter weather will continue overnight Wednesday. The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory Wednesday afternoon that is expected to remain in effect from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday.

A snow cover that blanketed Clark County overnight was still intact Wednesday afternoon including near I-5 at the WSDOT weigh station near Ridgefield. Tri-Mountain Golf Course can be seen off to the east. Photo by Mike Schultz
A snow cover that blanketed Clark County overnight was still intact Wednesday afternoon including near I-5 at the WSDOT weigh station near Ridgefield. Tri-Mountain Golf Course can be seen off to the east. Photo by Mike Schultz

Snow is expected in Clark County during that time with widespread accumulations of 1 to 2 inches likely, with localized amounts up to 4 inches at elevations above 500 feet. Areas include all of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon interior lowlands.

Light snow may develop earlier Wednesday evening but little to no accumulation is expected until the overnight hours.

 

Fiona Belden (right) and her mother Tricia Belden found the hill near McKenzie Stadium in east Vancouver to be a fun place to spend the wintry evening Wednesday. Photo by Paul Valencia
Fiona Belden (right) and her mother Tricia Belden found the hill near McKenzie Stadium in east Vancouver to be a fun place to spend the wintry evening Wednesday. Photo by Paul Valencia

 

Temperatures are expected to dip down to 28 degrees overnight Wednesday before reaching a high of 40 on Thursday.

The advisory also suggests travelers plan on difficult conditions and to expect reductions in visibility at times. Although snow is expected to mainly be over before the Thursday morning commute, travel may be impacted significantly.

This youngster used part of his morning to venture out along NE 39th Ave. in east Vancouver Wednesday morning, where more than an inch of snow had accumulated overnight. Photo by Andi Schwartz
This youngster used part of his morning to venture out along NE 39th Ave. in east Vancouver Wednesday morning, where more than an inch of snow had accumulated overnight. Photo by Andi Schwartz

Schools in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Green Mountain, Hockinson, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal districts were all closed Wednesday as well as private schools Cornerstone Christian Academy, Firm Foundation Christian, King’s Way Christian, Meadow Glade Adventist, St. Joseph Catholic, and Three Rivers Christian. Columbia Adventist Academy was two hours late.

Vancouver resident Katlyn Dato enjoyed the winter weather at a (baby) gender-reveal gathering at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz
Vancouver resident Katlyn Dato enjoyed the winter weather at a (baby) gender-reveal gathering at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Mike Schultz

 

Temperatures around Clark County are expected to dip down to 28 degrees overnight Wednesday before reaching a high of 40 on Thursday. Photo by Andi Schwartz
Temperatures around Clark County are expected to dip down to 28 degrees overnight Wednesday before reaching a high of 40 on Thursday. Photo by Andi Schwartz

WSU Vancouver opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday and Clark College opened at 11 a.m.

C-TRAN suspended service on several of its routes throughout the day on Wednesday.

 

The winter weather created many scenic offerings for those who ventured out to enjoy the offerings, such as this path along NE 29th Ave. near WSU Vancouver. Photo by Alex Peru
The winter weather created many scenic offerings for those who ventured out to enjoy the offerings, such as this path along NE 29th Ave. near WSU Vancouver. Photo by Alex Peru

 

The annual State of the County event, which was scheduled for 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at the Event Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, was postponed, likely until late March.

For all winter weather delays and closures, check www.ClarkCountyToday.com Wednesday evening and Thursday for more announcements.

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Ken Vance got his start in the newspaper industry in 1987 as a reporter at The Columbian Newspaper in Vancouver. Vance graduated from Stevenson High School in Stevenson, WA, and attended Clark College in Vancouver. He worked for The Columbian from 1987-2001. He was most recently a staff member of The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground, where he served as editor since 2010 and reporter since 2007. Vance’s work in the newspaper industry has won him multiple awards, including a first place award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth reporting.

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