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I-84, 3 miles West of Baker City MP 302 - 216

 

 

Closure
The highway is closed to westbound traffic due to weather conditions and multiple crashes. Use alternate routes.

Updated: 01/17/2017 4:54 pm

I-84, Hood River MP 64 - 17

 

 

Closure
The highway is closed in both directions between Hood River and Troutdale. Use alternate routes.

Issued: 01/17/2017 2:02 pm

I-84, Troutdale MP 17 - 64

 

 

Closure
The highway is closed in both directions between Troutdale and Hood River. Use alternate routes.

Updated: 01/17/2017 2:08 pm

Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range

 

 

Weather Alert
High Wind Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 03:48:00 PM High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday for the coast range of northwest Oregon and the central coast range of western Oregon ... * Winds: south to southwest 25 to 35 MPH with gusts 50 to 60 MPH. On higher more exposed ridges expect southerly winds 35 to 45 MPH with gusts up to 70 MPH. * Timing: two bursts ... With one period of stronger winds through this evening ... And the main burst of strong winds Wednesday morning into early Wednesday afternoon. * Locations include: Vernonia ... Veneta.. And Mapleton. * Impacts: some Power outages are possible. Tree damage is highly likely ... Especially after a prolonged period of snow loading and damage from recent freezing rain events. Drive with extreme caution in the warning area and be prepared for flying and downed debris on roadways. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage.

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North Coast, Central Coast, WA-South Coast

 

 

Weather Alert
High Wind Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 03:48:00 PM High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 AM PST Wednesday for the south Washington coast and the north and central Oregon coast ... A High Wind Warning remains in effect until 10 AM PST Wednesday. * Headlands and open beaches: south to southeast 20 to 30 MPH this afternoon with gusts 50 to 60 MPH. Winds will increase tonight ... Becoming south 35 to 45 MPH and gusts 65 to 70 MPH. * Coastal communities: south to southeast 15 to 25 MPH today into this evening ... Then south 25 to 35 MPH with gusts of 45 to 60 MPH. * Timing of strongest winds: late tonight into Wednesday morning. * Impacts: winds may be strong enough to produce spotty Power outages. Watch for tree debris on roadways later today through Wednesday morning. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 MPH OR gusts of 58 MPH OR more can lead to property damage.

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Portland Metro, WA-Vancouver Area

 

 

Weather Alert
Ice Storm Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 01:59:00 PM Major ice storm likely today through Wednesday for the Hood river and Wind River valleys ... And the Columbia river gorge ... ... Freezing rain late today for parts of the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area and north through the lower Columbia Valley ... . Precipitation will be increase in intensity this afternoon and evening as warm moist air overruns the cold air in place over the northern interior valleys of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. This will bring freezing rain this afternoon and evening into the Portland Vancouver metro area ... And freezing rain and sleet lasting into Wednesday for the Columbia river gorge and Hood river Valley. ... Ice Storm Warning remains in effect for the greater Portland metro area and the greater Vancouver area until 10 PM PST this evening ... An ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. * Timing Heavier precipitation will spread into the area during the afternoon and continue into the evening. * temperatures ... . Temperatures will slowly rise late this afternoon and evening. The east metro area will be the last to climb above freezing. Over the far east metro area near Troutdale and washougal it is possible that temperatures will not warm above freezing until late tonight or early Wednesday morning. * Ice accumulations Spotty light accumulations across the southern and western metro area. A tenth of an inch is likely from downtown Portland from the west hills north through Clark county mainly this afternoon.. With local accumulations up to a quarter of an inch. Heaviest ice accumulations will be in the east metro ... Especially near the mouth of the Gorge around Troutdale and washougal where up to an inch of ice is possible. * Impacts Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines especially over the east metro area ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages this afternoon into tonight. Icing will make travel treacherous on untreated roads and walkways. Precautionary/preparedness actions... An ice Storm Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of ice accumulations will make travel dangerous or impossible. Travel is strongly discouraged. Commerce will likely be severely impacted. If you must travel ... Keep an extra flashlight ... Food ... And water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. Ice accumulations and winds will likely lead to snapped Power lines and falling tree branches that add to the danger.

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Lower Columbia, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co.

 

 

Weather Alert
Freezing Rain Advisory

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 01:59:00 PM Major ice storm likely today through Wednesday for the Hood river and Wind River valleys ... And the Columbia river gorge ... ... Freezing rain late today for parts of the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area and north through the lower Columbia Valley ... . Precipitation will be increase in intensity this afternoon and evening as warm moist air overruns the cold air in place over the northern interior valleys of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. This will bring freezing rain this afternoon and evening into the Portland Vancouver metro area ... And freezing rain and sleet lasting into Wednesday for the Columbia river gorge and Hood river Valley. ... Freezing Rain Advisory now in effect for the lower Columbia ... And the i-5 corridor in Cowlitz until 6 PM PST this evening ... The Freezing Rain Advisory is now in effect until 6 PM PST this evening. * Temperatures Will linger around freezing through the afternoon ... Before climbing above freezing this evening. * Ice accumulation A tenth to a quarter of an inch. * Impacts Icing will likely make travel difficult in the late morning through early afternoon for untreated roads and walkways. It may take several hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Freezing Rain Advisory means that periods of freezing rain or freezing drizzle will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads. Slow down and use caution while driving.

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North Coast, Northwest Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills

 

 

Weather Alert
Flood Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:03:00 AM Flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascade foothills in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have only minor impacts. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding and roadway ponding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains in the northern Willamette Valley and southwest Washington. ... Flood Watch remains in effect through late Wednesday night for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Including the following areas ... In northwest Oregon ... Coast range of northwest Oregon ... Greater Portland metro area ... Lower Columbia and north Oregon coast. In southwest Washington ... Greater Vancouver area ... I-5 corridor in Cowlitz county ... South Washington Cascade foothills ... South Washington coast and Willapa hills. * Through late Wednesday night with dramatically rising snow levels Tuesday and the onset of heavy rain Tuesday night ... Expect moderate to sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... Willapa hills ... And south Washington Cascades. At this point ... Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have minor impacts. The heavy rain will likely cause urban flooding in the Portland/ Vancouver metro area as the rain will help melt the existing snow and ice. Blocked storm drains may also contribute to ponding of water on streets. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday ... 1 to 2 inches Portland/ Vancouver metro area ... 3 to 6 inches north coast range/Willapa hills ... And 3 to 6 inches south Washington Cascades foothills. * Rivers and creeks of greatest concern include Johnson creek in southeast Portland The Nehalem in Clatsop and Tillamook county ... And the grays in Wahkiakum county. However ... All of these are currently forecast to crest just below flood stage. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.

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Central Coast, West Coast Range, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills

 

 

Weather Alert
Flood Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:03:00 AM Flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday for parts of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascade foothills in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected. Any river flooding that occurs is expected to have only minor impacts. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding and roadway ponding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains in the northern Willamette Valley and southwest Washington. ... Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM PST this evening through late Wednesday night for portions of northwest Oregon ... The Flood Watch continues for * A portion of northwest Oregon Including the following areas ... Cascade foothills in Lane county ... Central coast range of western Oregon ... Central Oregon coast ... Central Willamette Valley ... Northern Oregon Cascade foothills and south Willamette Valley. * From 7 pm PST this evening through late Wednesday night * The onset of heavy rain Tuesday night Combined with some snowmelt in the coast range and Cascades foothills ... Will cause rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... And north Oregon Cascade foothills. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday ... 1 to 2 inches in the central and southern Willamette Valley ... 3 to 6 inches central Oregon coast and coast range ... And 2 to 4 inches north Oregon Cascade foothills. * Rivers of greatest concern include the Siletz river in Lincoln county and the marys river in Benton county However ... Both of these rivers are forecast to crest just below flood stage. Forecasts will be updated as needed as the heavy rain moves in. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People ... Structures and roads located below steep slopes ... In canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.

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