Winter storm watch in effect, Camas schools delayed

CAMAS — Camas schools are on a two-hour delay this morning, Washougal school buses on Ammeter Road and Mabee Mines are on snow routes and a winter storm watch is in effect for much of Southwest Washington through tomorrow afternoon.

The National Weather Service has a winter storm watch in effect from late tonight, Wed., Dec. 7, through tomorrow afternoon, Thu., Dec. 8, for Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon.

The Weather Service says snow and freezing rain will begin very late tonight or early tomorrow morning, then continue through most of the day Thursday. Precipitation could transition to sleet and freezing rain late Thursday afternoon.

Snow accumulations of two to four inches are expected, but the areas in far eastern Clark County and in the foothills of the Coast Range and Cascades could see four to six inches of snow.

The Weather Service says strong winds are expected across the Vancouver metro area and will lead to blowing snow and “rather cold wind chills.”

They advise that travel will be difficult, particularly from late morning Thu., Dec. 8 through that afternoon. Travelers should be prepared for significant snow, sleet or ice and continue to monitor the latest winter weather forecasts for updates on the winter storm watch.



About The Author

Kelly Moyer has been reporting for community newspapers since the mid-1990s, including the Newport News-Times on the Oregon Coast; the Lewistown Sentinel, a daily newspaper in central Pennsylvania; the Gresham Outlook, Wilsonville Spokesman, Sherwood Gazette and South County Spotlight newspapers in the Portland metro area; and The Reflector newspaper in Battle Ground, Wash. She also is the former managing editor of Midwifery Today, an international magazine for birth professionals. Kelly, a University of Oregon alumnus and Pennsylvania native, lives with her family in Northeast Portland.

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