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High Wind Watch

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
634 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

ORZ001-002-181400-
/O.NEW.KPQR.HW.A.0016.141218T2200Z-141219T0800Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
634 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS FOR THE NORTH AND
CENTRAL OREGON COAST...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WATCH NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM
THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* WINDS: SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH NEAR
  BEACHES AND HEADLANDS. WINDS WILL BE LIGHTER IN THE COASTAL
  COMMUNITIES...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING: A SHORT BURST OF STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY OCCUR SOMETIME
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON OR EVENING...LASTING TWO TO FOUR HOURS.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: CLATSOP SPIT...GARIBALDI...BARVIEW JETTY...
  CAPE MEARES...CAPE FOULWEATHER...YAQUINA BRIDGE IN NEWPORT...

* IMPACTS: EXPOSED SECTIONS OF HIGHWAY 101 WILL LIKELY EXPERIENCE
  STRONG WINDS. DRIVERS OF HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES TRAVELING COASTAL
  ROUTES SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR STRONG GUSTS. STRONG WINDS WILL
  ALSO LIKELY AFFECT CAPES AND JETTIES...MAKING THEM HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS
HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH...OR GUSTS OF
58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS.

&&

$$

WEAGLE



Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
235 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-182300-
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...
LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...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...
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...LONGVIEW...KELSO...CASTLE ROCK...
VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...
AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...YALE LAKE...COUGAR...
CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
235 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...

A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO BRING
HEAVY RAIN TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY. AS OF NOW...IT LOOKS LIKE THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL BE IN
THE NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE AND THE NORTH OREGON AND SOUTH
WASHINGTON CASCADES...BUT THIS FORECAST IS UNCERTAIN.
METEOROLOGISTS WILL BE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THIS STORM. THIS IS A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT THAT COULD
PRODUCE SOME AREAS OF VERY HEAVY RAIN.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY PROJECTED AS 5 TO 8 INCHES FOR THE
COAST...COAST RANGE AND CASCADES...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES FOR VALLEY
LOCATIONS. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH...WELL ABOVE PASS LEVEL...FOR
MOST OF THIS EVENT. IF WE GET THESE AMOUNTS OF RAIN OR MORE...
THERE WILL LIKELY BE FLOODING ON AREA RIVERS AND CREEKS SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV.

$$



Hydrologic Outlook

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-182215-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
214 PM PST WED DEC 17 2014

...POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...

A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPING OVER THE PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO BRING
HEAVY RAIN TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH
SUNDAY. AS OF NOW...IT LOOKS LIKE THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL BE IN
THE NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE AND THE NORTH OREGON AND SOUTH
WASHINGTON CASCADES...BUT THIS FORECAST IS UNCERTAIN.
METEOROLOGISTS WILL BE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF
THIS STORM. THIS IS A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT THAT COULD
PRODUCE SOME AREAS OF VERY HEAVY RAIN.

RAINFALL AMOUNTS ARE CURRENTLY PROJECTED AS 5 TO 8 INCHES FOR THE
COAST...COAST RANGE AND CASCADES...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES FOR VALLEY
LOCATIONS. SNOW LEVELS WILL BE HIGH...WELL ABOVE PASS LEVEL...FOR
MOST OF THIS EVENT. IF WE GET THESE AMOUNTS OF RAIN OR MORE...
THERE WILL LIKELY BE FLOODING ON AREA RIVERS AND CREEKS SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY.

STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV.

$$




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