Ore. coastal snow over, but high winds follow
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- High winds have buffeted the Oregon coast in the wake of an unusual snowstorm -- and there's more wind in the forecast.
The National Weather Service says a gust of 60 mph was recorded at midday Wednesday at Garibaldi on the north coast while Lincoln City had a gust of 53 mph and Newport reported a 51 mph gust.
Meteorologist Jon Bonk says another storm is expected into Thursday with winds of 35-45 mph along the beaches and gusts of 65 to 75 mph in exposed areas of the central and north coast.
The region is reeling from snow and ice that closed highways, delayed school openings and left some people without power.
Coastal areas received between 5 inches and 8 inches of snow on Tuesday.