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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
1143 AM PST Sun Dec 3 2023

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-Cascade
Foothills in Lane County-Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-South
Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Yachats, Gresham, Jewell, Longview,
Trask, Lake Merwin, Lincoln City, Lebanon, Ridgefield, Astoria,
Cape Disappointment, St. Helens, Cannon Beach, Salem, Jasper,
Springfield, Albany, Elk Mountain, Yacolt, Frances, Toutle,
Grande Ronde, Tidewater, Silver Falls State Park, Cathlamet,
Cougar, Vida, Kelso, Sandy, Netarts, Hillsboro, Ariel, Pacific
City, Battle Ground, Portland, Stayton, Cottage Grove, Oregon
City, Eugene, McMinnville, Sunset Summit, Vancouver, Corvallis,
Sweet Home, Castle Rock, Florence, Wilsonville, Washougal,
Veneta, Dallas, Newport, Ocean Park, Vernonia, Yale Lake, Amboy,
Troutdale, Cape Foulweather, Long Beach, Lowell, Ryderwood,
Estacada, Raymond, Naselle, Burnt Woods, Swisshome, Willapa,
Tillamook, Woodburn, Clatskanie, and Lees Camp
1143 AM PST Sun Dec 3 2023


* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be

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

* WHEN...Through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
  creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
  Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur
  in poor drainage and urban areas.

  - Periods of rain will continue Sunday night through Wednesday,
    heaviest Monday night through Tuesday night as another
    atmospheric river aims at southwest Washington and northwest
    Oregon. This is also when flooding concerns are highest.

    Additional rain amounts expected Sunday night through Tuesday
    night (48 hour rain totals):  3 to 5 inches along the south
    Washington coast, north Oregon coast, and central Oregon
    coast, 3 to 7.5 inches over the Coast Range and Willapa Hills
    (highest amounts in higher terrain), 1.5 to 3 inches across
    the interior lowlands of southwest Washington and northwest
    Oregon (highest from Salem northward), 3 to 7 inches across
    the south Washington and north Oregon Cascades, 1 to 2 inches
    for the Lane County Cascades, 2 to 4.5 inches for the
    Columbia River Gorge, and 1 to 2 inches for the Upper Hood
    River Valley.

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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. If you encounter a flooded
road while driving, be sure to turn around and avoid driving through
the flooded roadway. Motorists should allow extra time for their
commute as ponding on roads will increase the risk of hydroplaning.




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