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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
727 PM PDT THU SEP 11 2014

...STRONG EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS IMPACT NORTHWEST OREGON AND
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...

AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG PUSH OF COLD AND DRY AIR CROSSED THE BORDER
FROM WESTERN CANADA INTO THE UNITED STATES EARLY THIS MORNING. THE
COLDEST AIR FOCUSED WELL EAST OF OUR AREA...BRINGING SNOW FROM THE
DAKOTAS TO THE NORTHERN ROCKIES. HOWEVER THE ASSOCIATED HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO PUSH AN AUTUMN-LIKE SURGE OF
DRY OFFSHORE FLOW THROUGH THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND INTO
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON.

EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS GUSTED ABOVE 35 MPH AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS
ACROSS THE PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA...CAUSING SOME MINOR
POWER OUTAGES. EXPOSED AND ELEVATED LOCATIONS SAW EVEN STRONGER
WINDS...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE.

THESE STRONG WINDS ARE USHERING IN AN UNSEASONABLY DRY AIR MASS
WHICH WILL CAUSE FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TO CONTINUE AS TEMPERATURES
WARM UP THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

BELOW IS A SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE STRONGER WIND REPORTS RECORDED
AROUND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON SINCE EARLY THIS
MORNING.

...LATEST WIND REPORTS...

LOCATION                       SPEED     TIME/DATE       LAT/LON


...WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
CROWN POINT (751 FT)           66 MPH    0856 AM 09/11   45.54N/122.24W
CAPE HORN (1416 FT)            54 MPH    0350 AM 09/11   45.58N/122.21W
ROOSTER ROCK STATE PARK        52 MPH    1021 AM 09/11   45.55N/122.24W
CORBETT (659 FT)               45 MPH    0909 AM 09/11   45.53N/122.29W
STEVENSON (25 FT)              39 MPH    0339 PM 09/11   45.69N/121.88W
PRINDLE (239 FT)               30 MPH    1000 AM 09/11   45.59N/122.16W
1 E CORBETT (839 FT)           30 MPH    0709 AM 09/11   45.53N/122.27W

...GREATER VANCOUVER AREA...
LARCH MOUNTAIN (1149 FT)       55 MPH    0609 AM 09/11   45.72N/122.35W
PEARSON FIELD AIRPORT          38 MPH    0954 AM 09/11   45.62N/122.66W
VANCOUVER MALL (301 FT)        38 MPH    1200 PM 09/11   45.66N/122.60W
1 ESE HEISSON (534 FT)         36 MPH    0630 AM 09/11   45.81N/122.46W
1 E SALMON CREEK (320 FT)      33 MPH    1200 PM 09/11   45.71N/122.62W
LACAMAS LAKE (700 FT)          32 MPH    1209 PM 09/11   45.60N/122.43W
ORCHARDS (210 FT)              30 MPH    1125 AM 09/11   45.67N/122.56W
1 WNW ORCHARDS (219 FT)        30 MPH    0125 PM 09/11   45.67N/122.57W

...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...
TIMBERLINE (7001 FT)           55 MPH    0600 AM 09/11   45.35N/121.71W
LOG CREEK (2800 FT)            37 MPH    0106 PM 09/11   45.50N/121.90W
1 WNW BRIGHTWOOD (1069 FT)     34 MPH    0230 PM 09/11   45.38N/122.04W
WANDERERS PEAK (4350 FT)       30 MPH    0907 AM 09/11   45.11N/122.20W
TOMBSTONE SUMMIT (4240 FT)     30 MPH    1147 AM 09/11   44.40N/122.14W

...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...
3 CORNER ROCK RAWS (3450 FT)   52 MPH    1100 AM 09/11   45.72N/122.04W
DRY CREEK (2700 FT)            29 MPH    0525 PM 09/11   45.94N/121.99W

...COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON...
4 E HEBO (3160 FT)             50 MPH    0835 AM 09/11   45.21N/123.75W
SOUTH FORK (2256 FT)           34 MPH    1012 AM 09/11   45.60N/123.48W
RYE MOUNTAIN (2000 FT)         33 MPH    0914 AM 09/11   45.22N/123.53W
4 ESE HEBO (2220 FT)           32 MPH    1010 AM 09/11   45.21N/123.77W
TIDEWATER (2035 FT)            31 MPH    0814 AM 09/11   46.01N/123.56W

...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...
PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 44 MPH    1058 AM 09/11   45.59N/122.60W
1 WSW GOVERNMENT ISLAND        43 MPH    1022 AM 09/11   45.57N/122.55W
1 NNW TROUTDALE (120 FT)       40 MPH    1115 AM 09/11   45.56N/122.40W
PORTLAND-TROUTDALE AIRPORT     39 MPH    1010 AM 09/11   45.55N/122.40W
2 SE THE OREGON ZOO (750 FT)   39 MPH    0828 AM 09/11   45.48N/122.69W
1 S TROUTDALE (262 FT)         37 MPH    0948 AM 09/11   45.53N/122.39W
1 ESE MT TABOR (270 FT)        37 MPH    0902 AM 09/11   45.50N/122.57W
HILLSBORO AIRPORT              36 MPH    0922 AM 09/11   45.54N/122.95W
1 NW HAPPY VALLEY (1000 FT)    35 MPH    1149 AM 09/11   45.45N/122.55W
1 WNW PORTLAND AIRPORT (54 FT) 34 MPH    1225 PM 09/11   45.60N/122.62W
1 E CEDAR HILLS (430 FT)       34 MPH    1100 AM 09/11   45.51N/122.78W
1 NNW PORTLAND DOWNTOWN        33 MPH    0140 PM 09/11   45.54N/122.68W
PORTLAND/GARDEN HOME (236 FT)  33 MPH    1156 AM 09/11   45.46N/122.76W
1 ENE ROCKCREEK (236 FT)       32 MPH    1058 AM 09/11   45.56N/122.85W
FOREST GROVE (180 FT)          32 MPH    1130 AM 09/11   45.55N/123.08W
FOREST GROVE (200 FT)          32 MPH    1055 AM 09/11   45.52N/123.09W
1 NW FOREST GROVE (200 FT)     32 MPH    1130 AM 09/11   45.54N/123.13W
2 W HILLSBORO (193 FT)         32 MPH    0945 AM 09/11   45.53N/122.99W
1 E MT TABOR (275 FT)          31 MPH    0729 AM 09/11   45.51N/122.57W
1 SSE ROCKWOOD (300 FT)        31 MPH    0944 AM 09/11   45.50N/122.48W
1 E ROCKWOOD (255 FT)          31 MPH    1131 AM 09/11   45.52N/122.46W
4 WNW FARMINGTON (482 FT)      31 MPH    1044 AM 09/11   45.47N/123.02W
TROUTDALE (29 FT)              30 MPH    0325 PM 09/11   45.55N/122.39W
1 ENE ROCKCREEK (278 FT)       30 MPH    1234 PM 09/11   45.56N/122.84W
2 SSE WILSONVILLE (141 FT)     30 MPH    1045 AM 09/11   45.28N/122.75W
1 WNW HILLSBORO (219 FT)       30 MPH    0933 AM 09/11   45.54N/122.96W

...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
2 WNW COOK (2990 FT)           44 MPH    0315 PM 09/11   45.74N/121.68W
1 W UNDERWOOD (25 FT)          28 MPH    1252 PM 09/11   45.72N/121.57W
1 S HOOD RIVER (570 FT)        27 MPH    0845 PM 09/10   45.69N/121.52W
HOOD RIVER (40 FT)             25 MPH    0836 PM 09/10   45.72N/121.52W

...CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...
CHEHALEM MTN (1348 FT)         42 MPH    1043 AM 09/11   45.36N/123.01W
AURORA STATE AIRPORT           39 MPH    0926 AM 09/11   45.25N/122.77W
MC MINNVILLE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT 31 MPH    0207 PM 09/11   45.19N/123.13W
2 ESE DONALD (163 FT)          30 MPH    0904 AM 09/11   45.21N/122.80W
SALEM AP (MCNARY FIELD)        26 MPH    0456 PM 09/11   44.91N/123.00W

...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...
4 SSW ESTACADA (1079 FT)       42 MPH    1043 AM 09/11   45.23N/122.35W
HORSE CREEK (3402 FT)          38 MPH    0827 AM 09/11   44.95N/122.40W
EAGLE CREEK (731 FT)           30 MPH    0113 PM 09/11   45.37N/122.33W

...NORTH OREGON COAST...
3 SW SANDLAKE (13 FT)          41 MPH    0934 AM 09/11   45.26N/123.95W
TILLAMOOK AIRPORT (36 FT)      35 MPH    1215 PM 09/11   45.42N/123.82W
PACIFIC CITY (27 FT)           31 MPH    0652 AM 09/11   45.20N/123.97W
ASTORIA AIRPORT (9 FT)         30 MPH    0155 PM 09/11   46.16N/123.88W

...SOUTH  WILLAMETTE VALLEY...
EUGENE-MAHLON SWEET FIELD      40 MPH    0203 PM 09/11   44.13N/123.22W
CORVALLIS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT    30 MPH    0255 PM 09/11   44.50N/123.29W

...CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON...
MARYS PEAK (4137 FT)           38 MPH    0845 AM 09/11   44.50N/123.55W

...CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY...
EMIGRANT RAWS (3840 FT)        35 MPH    1053 AM 09/11   43.48N/122.23W

...WILLAPA HILLS...
ABERNATHY MTN (2000 FT)        30 MPH    1001 PM 09/10   46.35N/123.10W

...CENTRAL OREGON COAST...
NEWPORT (164 FT)               30 MPH    1118 AM 09/11   44.64N/124.05W
2 N LINCOLN CITY (88 FT)       28 MPH    1116 AM 09/11   45.01N/124.01W
HECETA BEACH (30 FT)           28 MPH    0813 PM 09/10   44.04N/124.13W
NEWPORT MUNI AP                28 MPH    0955 AM 09/11   44.58N/124.05W

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OBSERVATIONS ARE COLLECTED FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES WITH VARYING
EQUIPMENT AND EXPOSURE. NOT ALL DATA LISTED ARE CONSIDERED OFFICIAL.

$$

WEAGLE



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