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I-84, 7 miles East of Pendleton MP 216 - 374

 

 

Closure
The highway is closed to eastbound traffic due to extreme weather conditions. Use alternate routes.

Issued: 01/17/2017 7:39 pm

I-84, 3 miles West of Ontario MP 374 - 216

 

 

Closure
The highway is closed to westbound traffic due to extreme weather conditions. Use alternate routes.

Updated: 01/17/2017 7:36 pm

US97, 22 miles South of Intersection with East Diamond Lake Highway ORE138 MP 235

 

 

Closure
A crash has occurred, use caution.

Issued: 01/17/2017 6:06 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

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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Wallowa Co.

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 4 PM PST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations Enterprise ... Joseph ... Wallowa. * Snow level Rising to 3500 feet. * Ice accumulations One quarter to one half inch. * Snow accumulations ... 5 to 10 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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North Blue Mnts, South Blue Mnts, WA-Northwest Blue Mnts

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to noon PST Thursday. * Locations Meacham ... Tollgate ... Long creek ... North powder ... Ukiah ... Ski bluewood resort. * Ice accumulations One quarter to one half inch. * Snow accumulations ... 6 to 12 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Snow level ... 4000-5000 feet. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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Grand Ronde Valley

 

 

Weather Alert
Blizzard Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Blizzard Warning in effect until noon PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a blizzard warning ... Which is in effect until noon PST Thursday. The Winter Weather Advisory is no longer in effect. * Locations Cove ... Elgin ... La grande. * Snow accumulations ... 2 to 5 inches. * Ice accumulations Up to a quarter of an inch. * Timing Precipitation will increase by tonight ... With the heaviest amounts Wednesday. Strong winds will continue through Thursday. * Impacts Snow and blowing snow will make roadways very hazardous. Ice accumulations ... Plus the winds ... Can cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH. * Visibilities One quarter mile or less at times. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Blizzard Warning means severe winter weather conditions are expected or occurring. Falling and blowing snow with strong winds and poor visibilities are likely. This will lead to whiteout conditions ... Making travel extremely dangerous. Do not travel. If you must travel ... Have a winter survival kit with you. If you get stranded ... Stay with your vehicle.

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John Day Basin

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for a wintry mix of precipitation ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday. * Locations Dayville ... John day ... Mitchell ... Monument ... Spray. * Ice accumulations One tenth to two tenths of an inch. * Snow accumulations Up to 1 inch. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heaviest amounts late tonight and early Wednesday. * Impacts Ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 MPH. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ... Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving.

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Ochoco-John Day Highlands

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Storm Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain ... Which is in effect from 6 PM this evening to 6 AM PST Thursday. * Locations Brothers ... Paulina ... Prairie city ... Seneca. * Ice accumulations Up to one quarter of an inch. * Snow accumulations ... 5 to 10 inches. * Timing Precipitation will increase tonight ... With the heavier amounts Wednesday and Wednesday night. * Impacts Snow and ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds South 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35 MPH. * Snow level ... 4500-5500 feet. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.

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East Columbia Gorge, WA-East Columbia Gorge

 

 

Weather Alert
Ice Storm Warning

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Ice Storm Warning remains in effect until 6 PM PST Wednesday ... * Locations Arlington ... The dalles ... White salmon. * Ice accumulations One quarter to one half of an inch. * Timing Icing will increase by this evening ... With the heaviest amounts late tonight into early Wednesday. * Impacts Ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. 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 Basin

 

 

Weather Alert
Winter Weather Advisory

*NOAA Issue Date: 1/17/2017 10:45:00 AM A wintry mix of precipitation likely into Thursday ... . A Pacific storm system will affect the interior northwest today through midweek. Warmer air riding over the residual arctic airmass will result in freezing rain ... Sleet ... And higher elevation snow through Thursday. ... Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 10 AM PST Wednesday ... * Locations Boardman ... Hermiston ... Ione. * Ice accumulations One tenth of an inch to two tenths of an inch. * Timing Precipitation will increase this evening ... With the heaviest amounts late tonight. * Impacts Ice will make roadways hazardous. Ice accumulations may cause downed tree limbs and Power lines. * Winds East 5 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH. * Web page: for a detailed view of the hazard area visit http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/map/?wfo=pdt. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow ... Sleet ... Or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities ... And use caution while driving.

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