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Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
444 PM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017

North Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Northern Oregon Cascades-
South Washington Cascades-Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-Western Columbia River Gorge-
Central Columbia River Gorge-
444 PM PDT Fri Oct 20 2017


The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington,
  including the following areas, in Northwest Oregon, Central
  Willamette Valley, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, Greater
  Portland Metro Area, Lower Columbia, North Oregon Coast,
  Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, and Northern Oregon
  Cascades. In Southwest Washington, Central Columbia River
  Gorge, Greater Vancouver Area, I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County,
  South Washington Cascade Foothills, South Washington Cascades,
  South Washington Coast, Western Columbia River Gorge, and
  Willapa Hills.

* From Saturday afternoon through late Sunday night.

* Heavy rain expected on Saturday and Saturday night, with
  significant rises expected on many streams and rivers.

* Total rainfall Coast Range and Willapa Hills...4 to 8 inches.
  South Washington and north Oregon Cascades... 3 to 7 inches.
  Coastal areas... 3 to 6 inches, heaviest north of Lincoln
  City. Columbia River Gorge... 3 to 6 inches, including Eagle
  Creek. Interior lowlands...1 to 3 inches.


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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