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