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#snowonthealsea

We’re enjoying a snowday from home today.  Snow on the beach is such a rarity on the Oregon Coast and I got to kinda see it once…at midnight…from a distance…lit by my camera flash…see here: Snow on Tillicum Beach

Today I’m enjoying it from up the Alsea River.

alsea river snow
Alsea River at head of tidewater

We had plans for going to Newport to volunteer at the Family History Center and then do our weekly grocery shopping.  But caution prevails today.

driftboat in snow
timeout for snow

Some don’t mind travelling on snow days but the duck route isn’t any different than any other day on the river.

ring-necked ducks, alsea river
Ring-necked ducks

Most of the snow fell before the tide started going out this morning.

snow level meets tide level
Snow level meets tide level on the Alsea

Salmonberries first gathered weeds from the high river last month and now snow.

salmonberries gathering snow
Salmonberries gathering snow on the Alsea

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Are your eyes bigger than your tummy?  Please, eat responsibly.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Oregon Coast
Wild turkey hunting tips: http://www.huntingseasonready.com/wild-turkey-hunting-tips/

Have a safe and happy day!

…for tomorrow is another story.  Maybe we’ll get snow on the beach!?  (It’s rare, that’s why we get excited about it.)

Here’s the weather alert for the north and central Oregon Coast:

A SHARP COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE REGION FROM THE NORTH ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH INITIALLY…BUT WILL FALL SHARPLY BEHIND THE COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. POST FRONTAL SHOWERS MAY FALL AS A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW DOWN TO THE VALLEY FLOOR AT TIMES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO END BY SATURDAY NIGHT. GUSTY OFFSHORE FLOW IS THEN EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THIS OFFSHORE FLOW WILL USHER IN FRIGID CONDITIONS AS IT PULLS IN AIR FROM AN ARCTIC AIR MASS ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CASCADES.