Flood Watch issues for Northwest Oregon and Coastal areas
Flood Watch National Weather Service Portland OR 239 PM PST Sun Dec 16 2018 ORZ001>007-010-014-WAZ020>022-039-040-045-046-180030- /O.NEW.KPQR.FA.A.0002.181218T1200Z-181220T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast- Coast Range of Northwest Oregon- Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia- Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley- Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Upper Hood River Valley- Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I- 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area- South Washington Cascade Foothills-Western Columbia River Gorge- Central Columbia River Gorge- 239 PM PST Sun Dec 16 2018 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a * Flood Watch for portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, including the South Washington Coast and Willapa Hills, the Washington side of the Western and Central Columbia River Gorge, South Washington Cascade Foothills, the North and Central Oregon Coast, North and Central Coast Range of Western Oregon, the Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor, Greater Portland and Vancouver Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, and Upper Hood River Valley * From late Monday night through Wednesday afternoon * Periods of heavy rain starting Monday afternoon through Tuesday will result in sharp rises on many rivers and creeks across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, and minor flooding is possible. * Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected for the coast, Willapa Hills, Coast Range, Cascades, and Cascade foothills. Meanwhile, 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain are expected across the inland valleys. * Rivers of particular concern include the Grays River in Wahkiakum County, the Wilson River in Tillamook County, the Siletz River in Lincoln County, the Upper Tualatin River in Washington County, the Clackamas River in Clackamas County, and Johnson Creek in Multnomah and Clackamas counties. 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. && $$
Special Weather Statement
Special Weather Statement National Weather Service Portland OR 432 AM PST Sun Dec 16 2018 ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-170600- North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast- Coast Range of Northwest Oregon- Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia- Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley- South Willamette Valley-Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills- Northern Oregon Cascades-Cascade Foothills in Lane County- Cascades in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley- Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge- South Washington Cascades-Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I- 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area- South Washington Cascade Foothills- Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather, Yachats, Florence, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit, Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater, Swisshome, Veneta, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Government Camp, Detroit, Santiam Pass, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, McKenzie Pass, McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge, Willamette Pass, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett, Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River, Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center, Mount St. Helens, Wind River Valley, Willapa, Frances, Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet, Cape Disappointment, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar, North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood 432 AM PST Sun Dec 16 2018 ...HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY... The strongest storm so far this season appears likely to impact southwest Washington and northwest Oregon late Monday into Tuesday, bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to the region. Strong south winds are expected to develop along the coast Monday, then spread inland Monday night and Tuesday. Winds strong enough to down trees and power lines are expected along the coast and in higher elevations of the Coast Range. There is also the potential that strong winds will affect the inland valleys, particularly the Willamette Valley. Details remain uncertain, but at this point it appears central and southern portions of the Willamette Valley have the better chance to experience winds strong enough to cause damage to trees and power lines. The combination of heavy rain and strong winds may make travel difficult across the region Monday night and early Tuesday. Stay tuned to weather.gov/portland, NOAA weather radio, or your favorite source of weather information for the latest updates on this evolving weather situation. $$ Weagle
Hydrologic Outlook ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-170030- Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Portland OR 302 PM PST Sat Dec 15 2018 ...FLOODING POSSIBLE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON... A weather system early next week is expected to bring heavy rain to the Pacific Northwest. Details are beginning to become more clear, with the potential for 2 to 5 inches of rain to fall across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Monday afternoon through Tuesday, with heaviest amounts in the Willapa Hills, the North Oregon Coast Range, and the west slopes of the Cascades. Sharp rises are likely on rivers draining these areas, and flooding is possible Tuesday and Wednesday. Confidence in the precise timing and location of the heaviest rain for this storm remains moderate, and slight changes to the forecast should be expected and monitored over the next several days. If conditions warrant, watches or warnings for specific areas or rivers will be issued. If you live in or near a flood-prone location, this is a good time to review your preparations and action plans should flooding develop next week. Monitor weather and river forecasts closely at weather.gov/portland or mobile.weather.gov.
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