Surprise snow hits Columbia City in March!

The litle flowers shiver in the snow
Surprise snow covers up spring flowers

Many of us from the Columbia County area get very excited over the threat of snow. The weather forecasters often alert us days in advance, only to find that it is a nonevent and we are merely left with rain or maybe a slight dusting of snow. This past week, we were all watching in anticipation of a big storm that really didn’t appear. Then when we were ready to put that cold weather behind us and move towards spring, we were greatly surprised when we had a snowy couple of days starting on March 1st. The interesting part was that Scappoose barely saw more than a few flakes, yet further north in Columbia City we had 2-3 inches. That may not seem like much to those in snowier climates, but to us, it was fun! Schools were cancelled and the kids got a day to play.

As fun as it was for those brief few days, I think we’re all ready to move forward and be blessed with a little sunny, warmer weather and bright flowers in our gardens. Unfortunately, we have just a few more days of rain ahead in order to make those flowers grow! That’s what makes this wonderful area so beautiful!


Welcome to Columbia County!

Let me introduce you to Beyond the Burbs, a blog devoted to highlighting the happenings of Columbia County, Oregon!

You can find us by taking just a short drive northwest out of Portland, along Hwy 30. The people here enjoy small-town life yet easy access to the Metro area. This is a family-oriented rural community with a mix of folks who have lived here their entire lives, to those that have recently discovered all this area has to offer.

The mighty Columbia River is a wonderful attraction as it winds along Scappoose, St. Helens, Columbia City and beyond. The breathtaking views of the river and the gorgeous Cascade Mountains is unmatched. Boaters can enjoy abundant fishing and breezy sailing, and you can kayak for miles up into the wildlife-rich area of Scappoose Bay.

We that enjoy the lifestyle of this community welcome you to check us out! If you would like more detailed information, just let me know.