Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Snow on the Beach?

The Washington coast does get snow on occasion but not as often as the Portland or Seattle areas. last weekend a minor snow event occurred in the Portland area but the coast was all rain for the most part. If you have always wanted to walk on a snowy beach with the waves crashing and all that winter wonderland about, timing will be critical. The NW Oregon and SW Washington coastline is just a tad too warm for snow most of the time. When it does snow however, it can be a significant event. The coast gets much more precipitation than the inland areas and so if it is falling as snow it can be heavy.

from Long Beach Peninsula Website
The beach is beautiful all year round, but a snowy beach is just magical. Those of you that have spent anytime in the North Eastern US or Alaska know how awesome the coastline is when covered in the winter blanket. Here is the Pacific Northwest the coastline generally endures rain with few intrusions from winter weather.

If you want to see the wonders of a snowy coastline in Washington, you will have to be prepared to wait for the opportunity and pounce when it arrives. It will mostly likely be fleeting.

That's all I have for you this time; I'll be back next month.