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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
229 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WITH
TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENTS ACROSS THE INTERIOR PACIFIC
NORTHWEST. WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED STRONG GUSTS OVER 60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE
SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...ALONG CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON AND THE
FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS.

WAZ027-202300-
/O.CON.KPDT.WI.Y.0036.141220T2000Z-141221T2000Z/
YAKIMA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA
229 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL PICK UP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH
  SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 55
  MPH ARE EXPECTED. THESE GUSTS WILL LIKELY BE ALONG THE BASE OF
  THE YAKIMA VALLEY AS IT MEETS UP WITH THE SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...AND
  MAY NOT BE AS STRONG FURTHER INTO THE VALLEY.

* IMPACTS: SUDDEN WIND GUSTS WILL MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT...
  ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. LOOSE OBJECTS...INCLUDING
  HOLIDAY DECORATIONS...MAY SUDDENLY BECOME AIRBORNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST
BETWEEN 30 AND 39 MPH OR GUSTS RANGING FROM 45 TO 57 MPH. WINDS
OF THESE MAGNITUDES CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY ALSO OCCUR. FOR
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON.

&&

$$








Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
121 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS DESCHUTES RIVER...NACHES RIVER IN OREGON...
WASHINGTON...

  DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY AFFECTING SHERMAN AND WASCO COUNTIES
  NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES AFFECTING YAKIMA COUNTY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT
FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECAST AND BE ALERT FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING
SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT:
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PDT


&&

WAZ027-520-210921-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FL.A.0004.141222T0355Z-141223T0843Z/
/NACW1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
121 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR
  THE NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES
* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
* AT 11:15 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17.8 FEET.
* FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY SUNDAY EVENING.
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REACH A MAXIMUM STAGE OF 18.3 FEET BY LATE
  MONDAY MORNING.

$$





Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1019 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48 TO
72 HOURS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST
WASHINGTON...

.A LARGE MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WITH 72 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN EXCESS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST
OREGON...AND 3 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES...FLOODING OF RIVERS AS WELL AS SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

ORZ041-509>511-WAZ024-026-027-520-521-201430-
/O.CON.KPDT.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-
CENTRAL OREGON-EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-
EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...LA PINE...
SUNRIVER...DUFUR...MAUPIN...BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...
REDMOND...WHITE SALMON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...
SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...APPLETON...CLE ELUM...
CLIFFDELL...GOLDENDALE
1019 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...CENTRAL OREGON...EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF
  OREGON...EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES AND NORTH CENTRAL
  OREGON...EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES AND SIMCOE
  HIGHLANDS...EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON...KITTITAS
  VALLEY AND YAKIMA VALLEY.

* FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
  CASCADES WILL LEAD TO RISING RIVERS AS WELL AS THE SMALL
  CREEKS AND STREAMS. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OFF AROUND 3000
  FEET...BUT WILL QUICKLY RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE ON SATURDAY WITH
  THE LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES SATURDAY NIGHT AND
  SUNDAY. MINOR FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING INTO
  MONDAY EVENING FOR THE DESCHUTES RIVER NEAR MOODY...AND THE
  NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES. SEVERAL OTHER RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO
  CREST AT ACTION STAGE...BUT ARE NOT FORECAST TO REACH FLOOD
  STAGE. HOWEVER...THE SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS COULD SEE MINOR
  FLOODING...ESPECIALLY SUNDAY AS MODERATE RAIN AND SNOW MELT
  ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

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.

&&

$$



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