Flash Flood Watch
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FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1251 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014


ORZ005-014>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-212200-
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LOWER COLUMBIA-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...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...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
1251 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

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

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ORZ001>004-006>008-010>013-222000-
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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-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
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...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
1251 PM PST SUN DEC 21 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* A PORTION OF NORTHWEST OREGON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY...CASCADES IN LANE
  COUNTY...CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON...CENTRAL
  OREGON COAST...CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COAST RANGE OF
  NORTHWEST OREGON...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...NORTH OREGON
  COAST...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...NORTHERN OREGON
  CASCADES AND SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* RAINFALL OVER NORTHWEST OREGON WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE IN
  INTENSITY THROUGH MONDAY.

* FLOOD WARNINGS REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR A FEW COASTAL RIVERS AND
  WILLAMETTE TRIBUTARIES. SOME OF THE SLOWER RESPONDING RIVERS
  WILL CONTINUE TO RISE AND APPROACH FLOOD STAGE OVER THE NEXT
  COUPLE OF DAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT.
PEOPLE...STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES...IN
CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK
FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.

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.

THE NEXT UPDATE FOR THIS WATCH WILL BE ISSUED BY NOON MONDAY.

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