Snow dusts parts of Southwest Washington

No snow accumulations expected in metro area

By Craig Brown, Columbian Managing Editor

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It wasn’t exactly a scene worthy of Currier & Ives, but residents of some of the outlying parts of Clark County awoke to a dusting of snow today.

There was enough snow to dust decks and lawns, and prompt a flurry of social media posts.

However, in most areas there wasn’t enough for a good snow angel, and arterial roads and commuting weren’t affected.

The National Weather Service in Portland issued a winter weather advisory for elevations above 1,000 feet, in effect through midnight today. It calls for an additional 1 to 6 inches of snow at elevations below 2,000 feet, with as much as a foot at elevations higher than that. Motorists can expect roads at those elevations to be slick.

The forecast for the lower elevations, including all of Vancouver and the metro area, calls for perhaps a few snowflakes mixed with rain today, to be followed by something even rarer this December: A day without rain.

The brief dry spell should last through Saturday, according to the forecast.