Thursday, December 7, 2023

A flurry of frozen water

Courtesy of Doug Wheldon

What started as just another gray, damp Thursday in Lincoln City by 10 a.m. turned into a wintery mix of hail and sleet that accumulated as much as 2 inches in some areas. 

By 11a.m. the downfall had ceased, giving way to clear skies and breaking sunshine.

While the valley had been expecting frozen precipitation, this morning’s blanketing caught most citizens here off guard. “I definitely was not ready for this.” said one visitor to the Homepage office.

SE 48th to High school drive

Hills such as the one leading up to High School Drive were slick, most traffic ambled up the hill without a problem.

SW 32nd access.
Courtesy of Doug Wheldon
Looking South to SW 35th  Courtesy of Doug Wheldon

Beach entrances near SW 32nd were covered in white as was the sand on the beach.
The National Weather Service has posted no notices regarding further snow or sleet for the central Oregon coast at this time.

Don Williams
Don Williams
Writer, award winning photographer and former Mayor of Lincoln City. While not serving as the world's proudest grandpa, the Honorable Don Williams serves as publisher and editor of The Lincoln City Homepage.


  1. Great photos. Thanks.
    I saw it started snowing hard and had a dental apt to make to remove two teeth. Yikes, left one hour early as we live up on a hill. The entire 101 was covered within about 5 minutes. Luckily, I arrived safe and when I left, it was gone. God answered my prayers.


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