There’s a razor clam season set to start today and run through next Tuesday, but it may not be a great weekend to go and do that. The Weather Service says that a cold front is coming ashore tomorrow, bringing high winds and heavy seas to the south Washington and north Oregon coastal areas. Wind gusts of up to 45 miles an hour are expected out of this system, with seas building up to 16 to 20 feet tomorrow afternoon and evening. These high seas are also coming in at the same time as some extremely high tides, so some minor coastal flooding is possible in parts of the Long Beach Peninsula. Weather Service officials say that this is NOT a time to be in or near the surf zone.
Snows are expected to drop down to pass levels over the weekend, as well. Tomorrow’s snow level is projected to be at about eight thousand feet, but will drop to three thousand feet by tomorrow evening. Snow showers are expected to be heaviest tomorrow afternoon and evening, but will also continue into Sunday. Pass-level accumulations of two to four inches are possible during the day tomorrow, with a total accumulation of 10 to 15 inches by Sunday. Gusty winds of 45 to 50 miles an hour are also possible. Anyone planning to head into or over the mountains this weekend needs to be ready for winter-time conditions.