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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...SIGNIFICANT WINTER WEATHER EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...

.A STRONG WINTER STORM WILL BRING MIXED PRECIPITATION ACROSS MUCH
OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TODAY AND TONIGHT.
SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS SPREAD NORTH OVER THE AREA TODAY...CONTINUING
IN THE NORTHERN AREAS TONIGHT...AND THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE INTO
FRIDAY. THIS IS THE STRONGEST STORM OF THIS TYPE IN QUITE A WHILE.

ORZ004-008-012-082200-
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CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VENETA...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...
CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...COTTAGE GROVE
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL COAST
RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON...SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY...AND CASCADE
FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...BEGINNING JUST BEFORE SUNRISE TODAY AND CONTINUING INTO
  MID AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION SHOULD MAINLY BE FREEZING RAIN BY
  AROUND 10 AM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE
  FOOTHILLS AND COAST RANGE...LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF A TRACE TO
  LESS THAN AN INCH IN THE SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH OF ICE IS
  POSSIBLE...PERHAPS LASTING INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AS SOME BRIEF SNOW
  ACCUMULATIONS CHANGE TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN. ROADS WILL
  BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED AND SLICK. SOME POWER DISRUPTIONS
  ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL
WILLAMETTE VALLEY UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...BEGINNING AROUND SUNRISE AND CONTINUING THROUGH MOST OF
  THE AFTERNOON. PRECIPITATION SHOULD TURN TO MAINLY FREEZING RAIN
  BETWEEN NOON AND 2 PM.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 1 TO 2 INCHES...THOUGH
  ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR
  LOCATIONS CLOSER TO THE COAST RANGE SUCH AS NEWBERG...
  DALLAS...AND MCMINNVILLE.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE ACCUMULATION IS
  POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT. SOME POWER DISRUPTIONS ARE
  POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ001-WAZ021-090000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.W.0004.161208T1600Z-161209T0400Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...TILLAMOOK...RAYMOND...
LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH OREGON
COAST AND SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
PST THIS EVENING...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM PST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...A MIXTURE OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN WILL BEGIN
  LATE THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED
  TO BE RELATIVELY LIGHT. THE BEST CHANCE FOR AN INCH OF SNOW WILL
  BE NORTH TOWARD ASTORIA AND LONG BEACH.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE IS
  POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY WELL INLAND.

* IMPACTS...AREAS INLAND MORE THAN A COUPLE MILES WILL BE AFFECTED
  THE MOST. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AS ROADS BECOME ICY. SOME
  POWER DISRUPTIONS ARE POSSIBLE.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL
VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ003-005-006-010-WAZ020-022-039-040-090000-
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COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
WILLAPA HILLS-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VERNONIA...ST. HELENS...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SWEET HOME...LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...COUGAR
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE COAST RANGE OF
NORTHWEST OREGON...THE LOWER COLUMBIA OF OREGON AND I-5 CORRIDOR
IN COWLITZ COUNTY...THE GREATER PORTLAND-VANCOUVER METRO
AREA...THE NORTH OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE
FOOTHILLS...AND THE WILLAPA HILLS FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO
MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN MID TO LATE MORNING CONTINUING THROUGH
  MUCH OF THE DAY FOR INLAND AREAS. THE COAST RANGE WILL START TO
  CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON AND IN THE INLAND
  AREAS 4 TO 6 PM. FREEZING RAIN WILL THEN CONTINUE INLAND UNTIL
  MIDNIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE GORGE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 2 TO 4 INCHES. HOWEVER...AREAS
  NEAR THE GORGE...THE COAST RANGE...AND WESTERN TUALATIN
  VALLEY COULD STAY SNOW LONG ENOUGH FOR ACCUMULATIONS TO
  REACH 4 TO 7 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO ONE QUARTER INCH...LIKELY
  HEAVIEST NEAR THE GORGE.

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS LOCALLY GUSTING 40 TO 50 MPH ACROSS
  THE EASTERN PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA WILL LEAD TO
  AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...AS WELL AS COLD WIND CHILLS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FROM THIS
  AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY ACROSS
  THE AREA DUE TO THE SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION COMBINED WITH THE
  WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ015-WAZ045-090000-
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WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CORBETT
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE WESTERN COLUMBIA
RIVER GORGE FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN
EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL INCREASE LATE THIS MORNING CONTINUING INTO
  THE EVENING. A CHANGE OVER TO FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET IS
  POSSIBLE BY FRIDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY CLOSER TO ROOSTER ROCK
  AND CORBETT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...6 TO 12 INCHES...HEAVIEST CLOSER TO
  CASCADE LOCKS.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO ONE QUARTER INCH...HEAVIEST
  NEAR THE WEST END.

* WIND...EAST WINDS GUSTING TO 55 TO 70 MPH ALONG THE COLUMBIA
  RIVER WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILLS...BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT...WITH NEAR ZERO
  VISIBILITY AT TIMES DUE TO BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW. POWER
  OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ014-016-WAZ019-046-090000-
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UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ODELL...HOOD RIVER...MOUNT ST. HELENS...
CARSON...UNDERWOOD
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE UPPER HOOD RIVER
VALLEY...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...AND THE SOUTH WASHINGTON
CASCADES FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND ICE REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8
AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...LATE MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY. THE BULK OF THIS EVENT
  WILL BE SNOW. SOME FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET COULD DEVELOP TONIGHT
  BUT MAY NOT CHANGE OVER TO MIXED PRECIPITATION UNTIL FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DIFFICULT
  ALONG HIGHWAYS 84 AND 14 AS WELL AS IN THE SOUTH WASHINGTON
  CASCADES. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH OREGON
CASCADES UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND ICE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4
AM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP MID TO LATE MORNING...CHANGING TO
  SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN BEGINNING LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. NEAR THE
  CASCADE CREST AND PASSES...SNOW WILL PERSIST INTO THE EVENING
  HOURS. PRECIPITATION SHOULD CHANGE TO RAIN BELOW 4500 FEET BY
  SUNRISE FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES...HEAVIEST NEAR MOUNT
  HOOD.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH...MAINLY IN
  PROTECTED CASCADE VALLEYS AWAY FROM THE CREST.

* SNOW LEVELS...SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO AROUND 4500 FEET THIS
  EVENING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT AS ROADS BECOME SNOW
  COVERED AND ICY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE PASSES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ013-090000-
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CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...OAKRIDGE
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CASCADES IN LANE
COUNTY UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND ICE REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6
PM PST THIS EVENING.

* TIMING...SNOW AND SLEET WILL MIX WITH FREEZING RAIN BY MIDDAY
  EXCEPT NEAR THE CASCADE CREST AND PASSES. SNOW WILL PERSIST NEAR
  THE CREST AND PASSES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND MIX WITH POCKETS
  OF FREEZING RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 14 INCHES NEAR THE CREST AND
  PASSES. LESSER ACCUMULATIONS ELSEWHERE...3 TO 7 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY ONE TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF
  ICE...THOUGH SOME PROTECTED CASCADE VALLEYS AND PASSES MAY
  SEE AS MUCH AS ONE HALF INCH OF ICE.

* SNOW LEVELS...RISING TO 6000 FEET OR HIGHER BY LATE THURSDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BECOME VERY DIFFICULT THURSDAY AS ROADS
  BECOME SNOW COVERED OR ICY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS WILLAMETTE
  PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET...AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ002-082100-
/O.CON.KPQR.WW.Y.0027.000000T0000Z-161208T2100Z/
CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...FLORENCE
522 AM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE CENTRAL
OREGON COAST UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...FREEZING RAIN...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SLEET OR A LITTLE
  SNOW WILL CONTINUE AS MOSTLY FREEZING RAIN INTO THE EARLY
  AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...LESS THAN AN INCH.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO TWO TENTHS OF AN INCH OF ICE.

* IMPACTS...AREAS INLAND MORE THAN A COUPLE MILES WILL BE AFFECTED
  THE MOST. TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES AS ROADS BECOME
  ICY.

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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