Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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Short Term Forecast
National Weather Service Portland OR
149 PM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018

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-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Western Columbia River Gorge-
Willapa Hills-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-
Greater Vancouver Area-South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of 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, Lebanon, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park,
Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Corbett,
Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Willapa, Frances,
Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver,
Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle,
Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar, North Bonneville,
and Stevenson
149 PM PDT Sat Mar 17 2018

At 149 PM, isolated thunderstorms had started to develop, with
lightning between Independence and Buena Vista and between Brooks
and Gervais. Isolated thunderstorms with small hail, brief heavy
showers, gusty winds, and deadly lightning will continue to be
possible from the coast range to the Cascade foothills into the
evening hours. Be sure to take cover should threatening weather
approach your location.

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