More snow marches in

  • Thu Mar 9th, 2017 6:30am
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Spring has yet to arrive in Montesano as snow accumulated this past Sunday night and into Monday morning.

Andy Haner, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, explained that the weather moved in from the coast and pulled together soon after to create the precipitous storm experienced in Montesano.

Exact snowfall numbers for Montesano were not reported to the weather service, but it is estimated that Montesano received as much as an inch and a half of snow, a substantial amount, as total snowfall for Montesano this year is about 6 inches.

Haner says nowfall and accumulation are not uncommon for this time of year.

“Snowfall in March is still pretty common for the area, because as you get 10,000, 20,000 feet up, March can be one of the coldest times of year,” Haner explained.

The snowfall last Sunday night and into the morning led to the weather service issuing a winter weather advisory and Montesano and Elma school districts issuing delays.


(Corey Morris | The Vidette) A state Department of Transportation snowplow drives south on Devonshire Road in Montesano on March 6. Grays Harbor County woke to a blanket of some 2 inches of snow on Monday. Roadways were slick.

(Corey Morris | The Vidette) From left, Rhylie Clinton-Smith, 10, Catherin Peterson, 11, Julianna Smith, 8, and Aubrey Smith, 6, take advantage of a late-start school day to get in some time having fun in the snow on March 6. The children were building Julianna into a snowman.