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Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
939 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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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...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...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...
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...
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
939 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...
  INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST OREGON...CASCADE
  FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY...CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY...CENTRAL
  COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
   CENTRAL OREGON COAST...CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...COAST
  RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...
  LOWER COLUMBIA...NORTH OREGON COAST...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE
  FOOTHILLS...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES...SOUTH WILLAMETTE
  VALLEY...UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY AND WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER
  GORGE. 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.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* RAIN WILL CONTINUE TO FALL OVER NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
  WASHINGTON THROUGH MONDAY. THE RAIN OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON IS
  EXPECTED TO DECREASE IN INTENSITY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND EARLY
  SUNDAY. OVER NORTHWEST OREGON EXPECT RAINFALL TO DECREASE IN
  INTENSITY DURING THE DAY SUNDAY.

* FLOOD WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR SOME OF THE COASTAL RIVERS AND
  WILLAMETTE TRIBUTARIES. THERE IS A LESSER RISK FOR ANY FLOODING
  ON THE MAINSTEM OF THE WILLAMETTE. THERE ALSO REMAINS A THREAT
  FOR FLOODING ALONG THE HOOD RIVER.

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 6 PM SUNDAY.

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