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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
324 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-292000-
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...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...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
324 PM PST SUN DEC 28 2014

...COLD AND BREEZY WEATHER COMING TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
NORTHWEST OREGON THIS WEEK...

...ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND COAST RANGE LATE TONIGHT AND MONDAY
MORNING...


1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW BETWEEN 1000 AND 2500 FT IS POSSIBLE LATE
TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING IN THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH AND
CENTRAL OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND OREGON COAST RANGE. SNOW MAY
MIX WITH RAIN BELOW 1000 FT MONDAY MORNING IN THE WILLAMETTE
VALLEY...BUT LITTLE...IF ANY...SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED.

THE COLDEST WEATHER OF THE WINTER SEASON SO FAR WILL IMPACT
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON LATE MONDAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. COLD EAST WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DEVELOP ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY
AFTERNOON...AND INCREASE IN EARNEST OVER THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT.

EAST WINDS WILL LIKELY GUST TO 60 TO 70 MPH IN THE WINDIEST AREAS
OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE BY TUESDAY. BRISK 15 TO 25 MPH EAST
AND NORTHEAST WINDS WILL ALSO AFFECT THE ENTIRE REGION MONDAY
NIGHT AND TUESDAY. THE WINDS COULD BE LOCALLY STRONG ENOUGH TO
PRODUCE ISOLATED DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES AGAIN AROUND THE
PORTLAND METRO.

HIGHS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MAY STRUGGLE TO REACH 32 DEGREES
FAHRENHEIT IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. COASTAL LOCATIONS WILL LIKELY
ONLY TOP OUT IN THE 30S AS WELL. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY BE
COLDEST EITHER TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN WINDS BEGIN TO
RELAX. EXPECT LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW 20S ACROSS THE PORTLAND
METRO...BUT TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY DIP INTO THE TEENS ACROSS
THE REST OF THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY.

THE STRONG EAST TO NORTHEAST WINDS IN COMBINATION WITH COLD
TEMPERATURES WILL PRODUCE VERY COLD WIND CHILLS MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY. THE COLDEST WIND CHILLS WILL LIKELY BE IN THE CASCADES
AND IN THE COLUMBIA GORGE...BUT THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON WILL FEEL THE EFFECTS AS WELL. A
WIND CHILL WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH OREGON AND SOUTH
WASHINGTON CASCADES WHERE WIND CHILL VALUES OF MINUS 15 TO MINUS
25 FAHRENHEIT APPEAR POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY
MORNING...MAINLY ABOVE 3000 TO 4000 FT.

BE SURE TO HAVE WINTER SUPPLIES ON HAND AND BE PREPARED FOR THE
COLD WEATHER AND BRISK EAST WINDS THIS WEEK.



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