Flash Flood Watch
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
338 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

ORZ005-008-010-012-WAZ022-039-040-181245-
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LOWER COLUMBIA-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...EUGENE...
SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...
COTTAGE GROVE...LONGVIEW...KELSO...CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...
BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...
TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...YALE LAKE...COUGAR
338 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED FOR THE LOWER COLUMBIA..SOUTH
WILLAMETTE VALLEY...CLARK COUNTY...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES
FOOTHILLS...AND CASCADES FOOTHILLS OF NORTH OREGON AND LANE
COUNTY...

THE FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

WHILE RAIN CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING...RIVERS WILL
RISE A BIT MORE. BUT...RIVERS FOR THESE AREAS ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN BELOW BANKFULL LEVELS.


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ORZ001>004-006-007-WAZ020-021-182300-
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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
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...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...
WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...TROUTDALE...SALEM...
MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
338 AM PST WED JAN 18 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT FOR THE
COAST OF SOUTH WASHINGTON...NORTH OREGON AND WEST CENTRAL OREGON
AS WELL AS THE WILLAPA HILLS AND COAST RANGE...AND THE NORTH AND
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST OREGON...NORTH
  OREGON COAST...NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN
  OREGON...WEST CENTRAL OREGON COAST...CENTRAL WILLAMETTE
  VALLEY...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA. IN SOUTHWEST
  WASHINGTON...SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND WILLAPA HILLS.

* THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.

* MODERATE TO SHARP RISES ON RIVERS AND STREAMS DRAINING THE COAST
  RANGE AND THE WILLAPA HILLS.

* RIVERS OF CONCERN...WILSON RIVER AND LUCKIAMUTE RIVERS. THESE
  COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE LATER TODAY...BUT COULD VERY WELL CREST
  BELOW FLOOD STAGE.

* TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH TODAY...GENERALLY ANOTHER 1 TO 3
  INCHES OF RAIN WILL FALL CROSS THE WILLAPA HILLS AND COAST
  RANGE. ALREADY HAVE SEEN 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THOSE AREAS SINCE
  EARLY AFTERNOON TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN AND NEAR
STEEP SLOPES.

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