Oregon Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
401 AM PDT Mon Apr 8 2019

….HEAVY RAIN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS MAY CAUSE URBAN AND SMALL
STREAM FLOODING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…
…MINOR FLOODING POSSIBLE ALONG A FEW RIVERS IN NORTHWEST OREGON
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…

.Periods of heavy rain continues through this afternoon in
Northwest Oregon. The additional rain today combined with the
rain received the past two days will continue to support rises of
local rivers and small streams. River flooding and localized
small stream flooding will likely affect portions of the Central
and South Willamette Valley through Monday.

Central Oregon Coast-Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-
Central Willamette Valley-South Willamette Valley-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-
401 AM PDT Mon Apr 8 2019

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON…

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.

* Through this afternoon

* 2 to 5 inches of rain have already fallen in the past 24 hours.
An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible for the
Cascades through tonight with 0.25 to 0.5 inch for the lower
elevations.

* Rivers of greatest concern include the Willamette between
Harrisburg and Albany, the Marys in Benton County, the
Luckiamute in Polk and Benton counties, the Pudding in Clackamas
and Marion counties. Note that flood warnings are already in
effect for the Siuslaw River in Western Lane County, the Coast
Fork of the Willamette River, the Mohawk River in Lane County,
and the Long Tom River in Benton and lane Counties.

* Rising of small streams may result in minor flooding.

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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