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Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
545 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-222300-
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...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...
MCMINNVILLE...WILSONVILLE...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...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...
LAKE MERWIN...YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
545 AM PDT WED OCT 22 2014

...WET AND WINDY WEEK AHEAD FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

A STRONG AND WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY
RAIN TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING. STRONG WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED ALONG THE COASTAL HEADLANDS
AND HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGHOUT
THE MORNING.

GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ARE ALSO DEVELOPING IN THE INLAND VALLEYS. LOCAL
GUSTS OF UP TO 40 MPH HAVE ALREADY OCCURRED AND WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE MORNING. MANY TREES STILL HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF
LEAVES ON THEM...WHICH COULD CAUSE MORE LIMBS TO BREAK THAN IS
OFTEN THE CASE WITH SUCH WINDS. AS A RESULT...SOME MINOR POWER
OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE GUSTY WINDS.

THE FRONTAL SYSTEM HAS TAPPED INTO SUB-TROPICAL MOISTURE WHICH
WILL ENHANCE RAINFALL NEAR THE FRONT AS IT SLOWLY MOVES THROUGH
THE AREA TODAY THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT
TIMES...NOT JUST ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN...BUT
FOR THE INLAND VALLEYS AS WELL.

STORM TOTAL RAINFALL TOTALS UPWARDS OF 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN
THE INLAND VALLEYS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. COASTAL LOCATIONS ARE
EXPECTED TO RECEIVE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES OF
RAIN ARE FORECAST FOR MOST OF THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES. ONE TO
TWO INCHES OF THIS RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS MUCH OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON.

MINOR URBAN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DUE TO AUTUMN LEAVES CLOGGING
STORM DRAINS. ADDITIONALLY...THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF MINOR
FLOODING ON A COUPLE OF FAST RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS
DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN. BURN SCAR AREAS FROM RECENT WILDFIRES IN
THE CASCADES MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO DEBRIS FLOWS OR MUDSLIDES. ALL
OF THIS WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY OVER THE COMING DAYS.

AFTER A LULL ON THURSDAY...ANOTHER STRONG SYSTEM MAY AFFECT PART
OF THE AREA FRIDAY INTO THIS WEEKEND. DETAILS ON THIS SYSTEM ARE
STILL QUITE UNCERTAIN...BUT IT APPEARS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
NORTHWEST OREGON ARE IN FOR A FAIRLY EXTENDED PERIOD OF WET AND
UNSETTLED FALL WEATHER.

$$

WEAGLE



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