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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.