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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED SATURDAY 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED STRONG GUSTS OVER 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE SIMCOE
HIGHLANDS AND ALONG CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON.

WAZ027-521-200700-
/O.NEW.KPDT.WI.Y.0036.141220T2000Z-141221T2000Z/
YAKIMA VALLEY-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...
YAKIMA...GOLDENDALE
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY.

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

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS 30 TO 39 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH
  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 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
306 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-WAZ024-026-027-520-521-200700-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.RS.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
306 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH 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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