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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
223 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

.A STRONG JET STREAM WILL BE DIRECTED AT SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
NORTHWEST OREGON TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A SERIES OF WEATHER
SYSTEMS WILL PRODUCE VERY STRONG WIND ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE
OREGON COAST RANGE.

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-171500-
/O.UPG.KPQR.HW.A.0001.170117T2100Z-170118T1800Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.HW.W.0002.170117T2000Z-170118T1800Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...TILLAMOOK...LINCOLN CITY...
NEWPORT...FLORENCE...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK
223 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST...NORTH OREGON
COAST...AND CENTRAL COAST OF OREGON...


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TUESDAY TO 10 AM PST
WEDNESDAY. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* WINDS: SOUTH 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH ALONG THE
  MOST EXPOSED BEACHES AND HEADLANDS.

* COASTAL COMMUNITIES: SOUTH 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING: PEAKING LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: ASTORIA...TILLAMOOK...LINCOLN CITY...
  NEWPORT...FLORENCE...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK

* IMPACTS: WINDS MAY BE STRONG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE ISOLATED POWER
  OUTAGES. SECURE OUTDOOR BELONGINGS SUCH AS DECK AND PATIO
  FURNITURE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

$$



Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
328 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...FLOODING POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FOR PARTS OF
NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...

.PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN COMBINED WITH SNOW MELT TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL CAUSE RISES ON SEVERAL
RIVERS...CREEKS AND STREAMS IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL FALL ALONG THE COAST AND COAST
RANGE IN OREGON AND IN THE WILLAPA HILLS AND CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...WHERE RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED. IN ADDITION TO RIVER FLOODING...SOME URBAN FLOODING IS
POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE SNOW AND ICE ARE BLOCKING
STORM DRAINS.

ORZ001-003-005-006-WAZ020>022-039-040-171800-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0001.170117T1800Z-170119T1200Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-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...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...VERNONIA...JEWELL...SUNSET SUMMIT...
LEES CAMP...TRASK...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...TROUTDALE...
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
328 PM PST MON JAN 16 2017

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH OREGON COAST AND COAST
RANGE...PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA...AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON
FROM THE WILLAPA HILLS TO THE SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS FROM
TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST OREGON...COAST
  RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...
  LOWER COLUMBIA AND NORTH OREGON COAST. IN SOUTHWEST
  WASHINGTON...GREATER VANCOUVER AREA...I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ
  COUNTY...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...SOUTH WASHINGTON
  COAST AND WILLAPA HILLS.

* FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* FREEZING LEVELS WILL RISE TO 8000 FEET TONIGHT WHICH WILL ALLOW
  SNOWMELT TO BEGIN IN ELEVATIONS ABOVE LOW LEVEL INVERSIONS WHERE
  COLDER AIR IS TRAPPED. HEAVY RAIN WILL BEGIN TUESDAY AND CAUSE
  RISES ON RIVERS AND CREEKS DRAINING THE COAST RANGE...SOUTH
  WASHINGTON CASCADES...AND WILLAPA HILLS. THE HEAVY RAIN WILL
  LIKELY CAUSE URBAN FLOODING IN THE PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO
  AREAS AS THE RAIN WILL HELP MELT THE EXISTING SNOWPACK. BLOCKED
  STORM DRAINS MAY ALSO CONTRIBUTE TO PONDING OF WATER ON STREETS.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THURSDAY...
  * PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA...1 TO 2 INCHES
  * NORTH COAST RANGE/WILLAPA HILLS...3 TO 6 INCHES
  * SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES FOOTHILLS...3 TO 6 INCHES

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 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.

&&

$$



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