City of Salem Road Conditions

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North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 05:04:00 AM Major ice storm appearing likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood River and Wind River valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Significant icing also possible Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central Willamette Valley ... . Yet another ice storm is appearing more likely for the inland valleys of southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon Tuesday ... Likely lasting into Wednesday in and near the Columbia river gorge. Temperatures will be slow to recover from several days of subfreezing weather ... Especially where there is snow left on the ground from last weeks Portland area snowstorm. Temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing under Valley inversions today ... Then remain steady near or below freezing tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. It is very possible that locally over an inch of ice will accumulate in the Columbia gorge ... Hood River ... And Wind River valleys by the time temperatures crawl above freezing Wednesday. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon for the valleys below 2000 feet in the north Oregon Cascades and foothills ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch for significant icing in the valleys below 2000 feet ... Which is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon. * Timing Rain is expected to develop Tuesday morning ... Increasing throughout the day. Subfreezing air trapped in the Cascade valleys will likely cause freezing rain and significant ice accumulation Tuesday morning. Valley temperatures are expected to slowly climb above freezing Tuesday afternoon ... Ending the freezing rain threat Tuesday evening. * Ice accumulation Valley ice accumulation of up to one third of an inch. Ridgetop temperatures will be significantly warmer ... So no significant icing is expected in the higher terrain. * Impacts Several days of very cold temperatures will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... There is a potential for significant ice accumulations. Future driving ... Bicycling ... And walking conditions may become hazardous ... So it is important to Monitor the latest forecasts. Also ... Be prepared for potential Power outages as ice may bring branches and Power lines down Tuesday.

Portland Metro, WA-Vancouver Area; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 05:04:00 AM Major ice storm appearing likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood River and wind river valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Significant icing also possible Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central Willamette Valley ... . Yet another ice storm is appearing more likely for the inland valleys of southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon Tuesday ... Likely lasting into Wednesday in and near the Columbia river gorge. Temperatures will be slow to recover from several days of subfreezing weather ... Especially where there is snow left on the ground from last weeks Portland area snowstorm. Temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing under Valley inversions today ... Then remain steady near or below freezing tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. It is very possible that locally over an inch of ice will accumulate in the Columbia gorge ... Hood River ... And wind river valleys by the time temperatures crawl above freezing Wednesday. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from early Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch for significant icing ... Which is in effect from early Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon. * Timing Freezing rain is expected to develop early Tuesday morning ... Increasing throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to slowly climb above freezing Tuesday ... With areas east of interstate 205 likely being the last to change to plain rain late in the afternoon or during the evening. * Ice accumulation ... 0.20 to 0.40 inch ... Except 0.50 to 0.75 inch Troutdale and Gresham eastward. * Impacts Many roads remain snow and ice covered from last weeks snowstorm. Additionally ... Several days of very cold temperatures will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Roads may again become difficult for travel across the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area Tuesday. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday into Tuesday night. Precautionary/preparedness actions... There is a potential for significant ice accumulations. Future driving ... Bicycling ... And walking conditions may become hazardous ... So it is important to Monitor the latest forecasts. Also ... Be prepared for potential Power outages as ice may bring branches and Power lines down Tuesday.

Central Willamette Valley; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 05:04:00 AM Major ice storm appearing likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood River and wind river valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Significant icing also possible Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central Willamette Valley ... . Yet another ice storm is appearing more likely for the inland valleys of southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon Tuesday ... Likely lasting into Wednesday in and near the Columbia river gorge. Temperatures will be slow to recover from several days of subfreezing weather ... Especially where there is snow left on the ground from last weeks Portland area snowstorm. Temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing under Valley inversions today ... Then remain steady near or below freezing tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. It is very possible that locally over an inch of ice will accumulate in the Columbia gorge ... Hood River ... And wind river valleys by the time temperatures crawl above freezing Wednesday. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from early Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon for the central Willamette Valley ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch for significant icing ... Which is in effect from early Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon. * Timing Freezing rain is expected to develop early Tuesday morning ... Increasing throughout the day. Temperatures are expected to slowly climb above freezing around midday Tuesday ... Ending the freezing rain threat Tuesday afternoon. * Ice accumulation Around one quarter inch ... Mainly near Newberg and McMinnville. Other areas such as Salem and Aumsville are expected to see less icing ... Generally around one tenth of an inch or less. * Impacts Several days of very cold temperatures will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... There is a potential for significant ice accumulations. Future driving ... Bicycling ... And walking conditions may become hazardous ... So it is important to Monitor the latest forecasts. Also ... Be prepared for potential Power outages as ice may bring branches and Power lines down Tuesday.

Northwest Coast Range, Lower Columbia; Weather Alert
Winter Storm Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 05:04:00 AM Major ice storm appearing likely Tuesday and Wednesday for the Hood River and wind river valleys ... The Columbia river gorge ... As well as many valleys within the gifford pinchot national forest ... ... Significant icing also possible Tuesday for the greater Portland and Vancouver metro area ... Nearby valleys in the coast range and Cascades ... And the central Willamette Valley ... . Yet another ice storm is appearing more likely for the inland valleys of southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon Tuesday ... Likely lasting into Wednesday in and near the Columbia river gorge. Temperatures will be slow to recover from several days of subfreezing weather ... Especially where there is snow left on the ground from last weeks Portland area snowstorm. Temperatures are expected to remain near or below freezing under Valley inversions today ... Then remain steady near or below freezing tonight and Tuesday morning. Meanwhile ... A very moist Pacific frontal system will spread rain across the region Tuesday morning ... Increasing Tuesday afternoon and evening. There will likely be several hours of rain before warm air aloft can work its way down to the Valley floors ... Leading to the potential of several hours of freezing rain. Areas in and near the Columbia gorge will be hardest hit ... As they will be the last to climb above freezing. It is very possible that locally over an inch of ice will accumulate in the Columbia gorge ... Hood River ... And wind river valleys by the time temperatures crawl above freezing Wednesday. ... Winter Storm Watch in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon for the lower Columbia and valleys below 1000 feet in the north Oregon coast range ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter Storm Watch for significant icing in the valleys below 1000 feet elevation ... Which is in effect from late tonight through Tuesday afternoon. * Timing Rain is expected to develop late tonight or early Tuesday morning ... Increasing throughout the day. Subfreezing air trapped in the coast range valleys will likely cause freezing rain and significant ice accumulation Tuesday morning. Valley temperatures are expected to climb above freezing around midday Tuesday ... Ending the freezing rain threat Tuesday afternoon. * Ice accumulation Valley ice accumulation of up to one half inch is possible. Ridgetop temperatures will be significantly warmer ... So no significant icing is expected in the higher terrain. * Impacts Several days of very cold temperatures will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain threat at any given location. Ice accumulation on trees and Power lines may result in downed branches and lines ... Which would bring the threat of Power outages Tuesday. Precautionary/preparedness actions... There is a potential for significant ice accumulations. Future driving ... Bicycling ... And walking conditions may become hazardous ... So it is important to Monitor the latest forecasts. Also ... Be prepared for potential Power outages as ice may bring branches and Power lines down Tuesday.

North Coast, Central Coast, WA-South Coast; Weather Alert
High Wind Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 1/16/2017 03:20:00 AM High Wind Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning for the beaches and headlands of the south Washington and central and north Oregon coast ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind Watch ... Which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday morning. * Winds: south 30 to 45 MPH with gusts of 55 to 70 MPH along the most exposed beaches and headlands. * Coastal communities: south 25 to 35 MPH with gusts of 40 to 55 MPH. * Timing: peaking Tuesday night. * Locations include: Florence ... Yachats ... Newport ... Lincoln city ... Garibaldi ... Cannon Beach ... Long Beach ... And ocean park * Impacts: winds may be strong enough to produce isolated Power outages. Secure outdoor belongings such as deck and patio furniture. Neuman Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 MPH ... Or gusts of 58 MPH OR stronger may occur. Continue to Monitor the latest forecasts.

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: 1/15/2017 03:22:00 PM Flooding possible Tuesday through Thursday for most of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause sharp rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... With flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascades in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches are expected. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains. ... Flood Watch in effect from Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night for the central Oregon coast and coast range ... Central and south Willamette Valley ... And north Oregon and Lane county Cascade foothills ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a * Flood Watch 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 Tuesday evening through late Wednesday night freezing levels will rise to over 8000 feet Monday night leading to rapid snow melt. In addition ... Heavy rain beginning Tuesday will cause sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... And north Oregon Cascade foothills. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday * Willamette Valley ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..1.5 to 3 inches * Central Oregon coast and coast range ... .4 to 8 inches * North Oregon Cascade foothills ... ... ... .2 to 4 inches * Impacts * Street flooding is possible in urban areas where ice and snow may block storm drains. 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.

North Coast, Northwest Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, 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: 1/15/2017 03:22:00 PM Flooding possible Tuesday through Thursday for most of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... . Periods of heavy rain combined with snow melt Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday night will cause sharp rises on several rivers and creeks in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington ... With flooding possible Tuesday night through Thursday. The heaviest rain will fall along the coast and coast range in Oregon and in the Willapa hills and Cascades in southwest Washington ... Where rainfall totals of 4 to 8 inches are expected. In addition to river flooding ... Some urban flooding is possible ... Especially in areas where snow and ice are blocking storm drains. ... Flood Watch in effect for the north Oregon coast and coast range ... Portland/Vancouver metro area ... Columbia river gorge ... And southwest Washington from the Willapa hills to the south Washington Cascades ... From Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington Including the following areas ... In northwest Oregon ... Central Columbia river gorge ... Coast range of northwest Oregon ... Greater Portland metro area ... Lower Columbia ... North Oregon coast ... Upper Hood river Valley and western Columbia river gorge. In southwest Washington ... Central Columbia river gorge ... Greater Vancouver area ... I-5 corridor in Cowlitz county ... South Washington Cascade foothills ... South Washington Cascades ... South Washington coast ... Western Columbia river gorge and Willapa hills. * From Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night freezing levels will rise to over 8000 feet Monday night leading to rapid snow melt. In addition ... Heavy rain beginning Tuesday will cause sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the coast range ... South Washington Cascades ... And Willapa hills. * Rainfall amounts through Thursday *Portland/Vancouver metro area ... ... 1.5 to 3 inches * North coast range/Willapa hills ... .4 to 8 inches * South Washington Cascades ... ... ... .4 to 8 inches * Impacts * Street flooding is possible in urban areas where ice and snow may block storm drains rivers of concern include the grays in Wahkiakum county ... The lower Nehalem and Wilson in Tillamook county ... The upper Tualatin in Washington county ... The marys in Benton county ... And Johnson creek in Clackamas county. 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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