Snow on the Swale

Multiple appearances this winter!

March 6

March 6, 2017

Snow dusted wetland landscapes on the morning of March 6th. Will this be the last of the season?  We will know soon. Spring Equinox is March 20, at 4:29 PDT.

March 6, 2017

Only early risers caught a glimpse of this snowy occasion… by 10:30 all traces of white were gone.


January 10-11

It makes sense that this snow event was a big one.

January 11, 2017

Meteorologists agreed that the first 12 days of January were the coldest since 1979, and that we are in our first “La Nina” winter in five years. A typical pattern for La Nina winter played out in this storm: cooler and wetter weather set us up for significant snow in the lower elevations.

January 2017 snow (3)
January 11, 2017

By the time snow stopped falling, depths around Glencoe Swale were reported at 9inch total by AccuWeather.

January 11, 2017

January 12- 18

Cold weather continued to cling to the region.

January 13, 2017
January 14, 2017

In fact, January 15 was the coldest day in Portland in 3 years; the thermometer only made it to 28 degrees… on a sunny day!

January 15, 2017
January 15, 2017

Snow remained almost unfazed until January 18th when daytime temperatures shot up to 54 degrees and nighttime temperatures finally remained above freezing at 39 degrees.

January 18, 2017
January 18, 2017

Snow melt and rainfall temporarily filled wetland.

  • 9.0 inches of snow = .22 inches of precipitation
  • rainfall January 17-18= 1.94 inches of precipitation
January 18, 2017

Water subsided within a day.

January 19, 2017

December 14, 2017

A little under two inches fell. This snow arrived with the first prolonged string of frigid weather.

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