Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016


ORZ003-005-006-010-WAZ020-022-039-040-091500-
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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
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST FRIDAY FOR THE
WILLAPA HILLS...LOWER COLUMBIA RIVER VALLEY...NORTH OREGON COAST
RANGE...THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREAS...THE
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS AND THE NORTH OREGON CASCADE
FOOTHILLS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FREEZING
RAIN ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST FRIDAY.




* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* ADDITIONAL FREEZING RAIN...GENERALLY A TENTH OF AN INCH OR LESS.

* IMPACTS...MANY ROADS...SIDEWALKS AND BIKE PATHS WILL BE SLICK.





PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$

ORZ001-WAZ021-090645-
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NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED FOR THE NORTH OREGON AND
SOUTH WASHINGTON COASTS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS CANCELLED THE WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN AS TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTINUE TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING OVERNIGHT.


$$

ORZ015-WAZ045-091500-
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WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...CORBETT
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY
FOR THE WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...

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




* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

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

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO ONE QUARTER OF AN INCH.

* WIND...EAST WINDS GUSTING TO 50 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. 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
OCCURRING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

ORZ014-016-WAZ019-046-091500-
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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
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY
FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
AND UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
FRIDAY.




* TIMING...THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 8 TO 16 INCHES.

* IMPACTS...SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DIFFICULT ALONG
  INTERSTATE 84 AND HIGHWAY 14 AS WELL AS IN THE SOUTH WASHINGTON
  CASCADES.



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.

&&

$$

ORZ011-091200-
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NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

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

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



* TIMING...SNOW CONTINUING NEAR THE CREST THROUGH TONIGHT...BUT
  CHANGING TO FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET IN VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON
  THROUGH TONIGHT. RIDGES BELOW 4000 FEET IN ELEVATION WILL SEE
  PRIMARILY RAIN TONIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...STORM TOTALS OF 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 IS DIFFICULT AS ROADS HAVE BECOME SNOW COVERED
  AND ICY.




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.

&&

$$

ORZ007-091500-
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CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE
939 PM PST THU DEC 8 2016

...FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST FRIDAY FOR
THE CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...

THE FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY FOR FREEZING RAIN IS NOW IN EFFECT
UNTIL 7 AM PST FRIDAY.



* TIMING...THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* ADDITIONAL FREEZING RAIN...GENERALLY A TENTH OF AN INCH OR
  LESS.

* IMPACTS...MANY ROADS...SIDEWALKS AND BIKE PATHS WILL BE SLICK.






PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZING RAIN ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF FREEZING RAIN OR
FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS. SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

&&

$$



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