Winter Weather Warnings / Watches / Advisories
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

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

.AN UNUSUALLY STRONG WINTER STORM WILL BRING MIXED PRECIPITATION
ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THAT WILL
HAVE SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS OVER THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY. THIS IS THE STRONGEST STORM OF THIS TYPE IN QUITE A
WHILE.

ORZ004-008-012-071400-
/O.NEW.KPQR.WS.A.0004.161208T0700Z-161208T1800Z/
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
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY...THE CENTRAL
OREGON COAST RANGE...AND THE SOUTH OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 OR 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

ORZ007-071400-
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CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 OR 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

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

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

ORZ003-005-006-010-WAZ020-022-039-040-071400-
/O.NEW.KPQR.WS.A.0004.161208T1200Z-161209T0200Z/
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
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO
AREAS...THE INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR AND LOWER COLUMBIA REGION OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND EXTREME NORTHWEST OREGON...THE NORTH
OREGON COAST RANGE...THE NORTH OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...AND THE
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MOST OF
  THURSDAY MORNING...TURNING TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN FOR
  THE REMAINDER OF THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...VALLEY AREAS AND COASTAL MOUNTAINS 1 TO 4
  INCHES...CASCADE FOOTHILLS 2 TO 5 INCHES.

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

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS LOCALLY GUSTING TO 45 MPH ALONG THE
  COLUMBIA RIVER WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILLS AND POSSIBLY
  SOME BLOWING SNOW.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

ORZ014>016-WAZ045-046-071400-
/O.NEW.KPQR.WS.A.0004.161208T1200Z-161209T1400Z/
UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ODELL...CORBETT...HOOD RIVER...CARSON...
UNDERWOOD
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER
GORGE AND THE UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW THURSDAY INTO
  THURSDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A QUARTER TO POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS A HALF
  INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS GUSTING TO 50 TO 70 MPH ALONG THE
  COLUMBIA RIVER WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILLS...BLOWING AND
  DRIFTING SNOW...VERY COLD WIND CHILLS.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

$$

FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND


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