Wednesday, July 17, 2024

High Wind Warning, Flood Watch for Central Oregon Coast

NWS Wind Lincoln City

High Wind Warning

National Weather Service Portland has issued warnings for high winds and flooding for the Central Oregon Coast.

The High Wind Warning includes the cities of Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather, Yachats, and Florence.

High winds 25-40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph are expected from 4 p.m. this afternoon until 10 a.m. Tuesday. The strongest winds will hit early this evening and continue until 6 a.m.

Strong winds may blow down trees and scattered power outages are expected.

Flood Watch

A flood watch is also in effect from 7 p.m. tonight through late Tuesday night.

This Flood Watch is for portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, including the following areas, in Northwest Oregon, 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, and South Willamette Valley. In Southwest Washington, Greater Vancouver Area and I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County.

Heavy rain at low elevations Monday night and Tuesday may cause ponding in roadway low areas and flooding along small streams. Rainfall totals for low elevations are forecast to be 1 to 4 inches. Minor flooding along a few rivers and creeks in the Willamette Valley and Portland metro area is possible Tuesday and Tuesday night.

* Rivers of greatest concern include the Marys in Benton County, the Luckiamute in Polk and Benton counties, and Johnson Creek in Multnomah and Clackamas County. As of Monday morning, only minor flooding is predicted.

Justin Werner
Justin Werner
Justin Werner is the founder and editor of the Lincoln City Homepage, a trusted source of local news and information for residents and visitors of Lincoln City, Oregon. He is also a community leader, entrepreneur, and dedicated advocate for transparency and accountability in local government.


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