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US101, 12 miles North of Florence MP 177

 

 

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Updated: 12/20/2014 4:02 pm

Lower Columbia Basin, WA-Lower Columbia Basin

 

 

Weather Alert
Wind Advisory

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:25:00 PM Strong winds expected tonight through Sunday morning ... . A Pacific storm system will move into the area with tightening pressure gradients across the interior Pacific northwest. Southwest to west winds will continue to increase through the evening. These winds will continue overnight ... Before diminishing through the day on Sunday. Isolated strong gusts over 60 MPH can be expected along the simcoe highlands ... Central and north central Oregon ... And the foothills of the southern Blue Mountains. ... Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST Sunday ... A Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST Sunday. * Timing: winds will increase tonight with the strongest winds expected overnight and early Sunday morning. Winds will decrease Sunday afternoon. * Winds: sustained winds of 25 to 35 MPH with gusts to 50 MPH. * Impacts: sudden wind gusts will make traveling difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects ... Including holiday decorations ... May suddenly become airborne. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast between 30 and 39 MPH OR gusts ranging from 45 to 57 MPH. Winds of these magnitudes can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Minor property damage may also occur. For additional weather information ... Check our web site at www. Weather. Gov/Pendleton.

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Grand Ronde Valley, Wallowa Co., North Blue Mnts, South Blue Mnts, John Day Basin, Ochoco-John Day Highlands, WA-Blue Mnts Foothills, WA-Northwest Blue Mnts

 

 

Weather Alert
Flood Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:26:00 PM Heavy rain will continue at times through Sunday across the mountains of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington ... . A storm system will continue to move through the Pacific northwest through Monday with heavy rain causing possible flooding of streams and creeks draining the mountain areas. ... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Oregon and southeast Washington Including the following areas ... In Oregon ... Foothills of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Grande Ronde Valley ... John Day basin ... Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Ochoco-John Day highlands ... Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa county. In southeast Washington ... Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington and northwest Blue Mountains of Washington. * Through Monday afternoon precipitation amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through Sunday night over the mountain areas. The snow level will rise to near 6000 feet over the Blue Mountains and near 8000 feet over southern Oregon on Sunday. * Small creeks and streams will start to rise late tonight with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises Sunday No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers ... But several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding ... Especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur. 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.

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East Columbia Gorge, WA-East Columbia Gorge, WA-Yakima Valley

 

 

Weather Alert
Flood Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 02:26:00 PM Heavy rain will continue at times through Sunday across the mountains of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington ... . A storm system will continue to move through the Pacific northwest through Monday with heavy rain causing possible flooding of streams and creeks draining the mountain areas. ... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon ... The Flood Watch continues for * Portions of Oregon and Washington Including the following areas ... In Oregon ... Central Oregon ... East Columbia river gorge of Oregon ... East slopes of the Oregon Cascades and north central Oregon. In Washington ... East slopes of the Washington Cascades and simcoe highlands. In Washington ... Eastern Columbia river gorge of Washington ... Kittitas Valley and Yakima Valley. * Through Monday afternoon moderate to heavy rainfall along the Cascades will lead to rising creeks ... Streams and rivers. Precipitation amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected along the Oregon Cascade crest with 2 to 3 inches of precipitation along the Washington Cascade crest. Snow levels will rise to over 6000 feet by Sunday afternoon over Oregon with snow levels near 4500 feet for the east slopes of the Washington Cascades * Small creeks and streams will start to rise late tonight with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises on Sunday The ground has been saturated by previous storms over the past week and most of the rain is expected to runoff into streams and creeks. Most of the large river are not expected to flood ... But the small creeks and streams could see minor flooding ... Especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor the latest forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.

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Lower Columbia Basin

 

 

Weather Alert
Flood Watch

*NOAA Issue Date: 12/20/2014 12:08:00 PM The Flood Watch continues for the following rivers in Oregon ... Washington ... Deschutes river at Moody affecting Sherman and Wasco counties Naches river near Naches affecting Yakima county the Flood Watch continues for the Deschutes river at Moody * From Sunday afternoon to Monday afternoon at 11:45 AM Saturday the stage was 3.0 feet. * Minor flooding is possible flood stage is 8.0 feet. * Forecast Flood stage may be reached by tomorrow afternoon. * The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 8.9 feet by Sunday night. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should Monitor later forecast and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Additional information is available at: http://water. Weather. Gov/ahps2/index. Php?wfo=PDT

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North Coast, Central Coast, Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascades, WA-South Cascades, 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: 12/20/2014 08:21:00 AM Flood Watch remains in effect from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon ... The Flood Watch continues for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon from 4 PM PST this afternoon through Monday afternoon. A classic atmospheric river type precipitation event is setting up over the Pacific northwest today ... Which will continue to impact the region into early Monday. A very long fetch of moisture with origins west to the south china sea is feeding into this system ... Bringing the potential for very large rainfall totals across the region. A deep and moist westerly flow will develop today and continue through Sunday. With the flow forecasted to remain perpendicular to the coast range and Cascades for an extended period of time ... Expect strong orographic enhancement to lead to the highest rainfall totals over the mountains. The coast range ... Foothills and Cascades are expected to see in the range of 6 to 12 inches of rain ... With locally higher amounts possible. Lower but still significant totals are expected for the lower terrain. Projected rainfall along the coast is forecasted to be around 4 to 8 inches. The interior lowlands should see 1 to 4 inches ... With the highest amounts closer to the Cascade foothills. Given the latest forecasted rainfall totals ... It appears that there is the strong potential for flooding over the weekend on numerous rivers and tributaries draining the coast range and Cascades. A few rivers may even reach major flood stage. The current river stage forecasts indicate that the faster responding rivers could reach flood stage as early as tonight. There are also likely to be impacts from urban and small stream flooding and flooding along low lying pasture land. In addition to the flooding concerns ... Excessive rainfall has the potential to create landslides ... Debris flows ... And excessive runoff in the vicinity of recent wildfire burn scars. Burn scars from two large fires this summer ... The 36 pit fire in the Clackamas river basin near Estacada and the deception complex near Oakridge ... Will be particularly vulnerable. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. 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. 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. The next update for this watch will be issued by 10 PM Saturday night.

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