High Winds and Flood Watch

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The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch and high wind warning for the Central Oregon Coast.

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PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WILL
CAUSE SHARP RISES ON MANY RIVERS AND CREEKS IN NORTHWEST OREGON
AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON. WHILE CERTAINLY NOT A GUARANTEE…A FEW
RIVERS MAY REACH MINOR FLOOD STAGE THANKSGIVING AFTERNOON AND/OR
FRIDAY. THE HEAVIEST RAIN WILL MOST LIKELY FALL ACROSS THE OREGON
COAST RANGE WHERE 30 HOUR RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE.

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON…

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON…INCLUDING THE
FOLLOWING AREAS…IN OREGON…CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN
OREGON…CENTRAL OREGON COAST…CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY…
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON…GREATER PORTLAND METRO
AREA…NORTH OREGON COAST AND SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY. IN
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON…SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST.

* FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING

* A BAND OF HEAVY RAIN PUSHING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE REGION WILL
PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IN THE MOST FAVOR
LOCATIONS. EXPECT SHARP RISES ON AREA CREEKS AND RIVERS…
PARTICULARLY THOSE DRAINING OUT OF BOTH SIDES OF THE COAST
RANGE AND WILLAPA HILLS.

* RIVERS OF CONCERN INCLUDE THE GRAYS IN WAHKIAKUM COUNTY…THE
LOWER NEHALEM AND WILSON IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY…THE SILETZ IN
LINCOLN COUNTY…THE UPPER TUALATIN IN WASHINGTON COUNTY…THE
LUCKIAMUTE RIVER IN POLK COUNTY…AND THE MARYS IN BENTON
COUNTY. IF FLOODING OCCURS…IT IS EXPECTED TO BE MINOR…
PRIMARILY IMPACTING FIELDS AND LOW-LYING PROPERTY AND
SECONDARY ROADS VULNERABLE TO FLOODING IN LOW AREAS.
Instructions: A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT. PEOPLE…STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES…IN CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR FLOOD WARNINGS IF FLOODING BECOMES MORE CERTAIN. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

Winds are expected to gust from 50 – 70mph.

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST OF OREGON…

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
THIS EVENING FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL COAST OF OREGON…

A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS
MORNING. A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* THROUGH THIS MORNING: SOUTH WIND 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
60 MPH ACROSS THE MORE EXPOSED BEACHES AND HEADLANDS. WIND WILL
DIMINISH FROM SOUTH TO NORTH MID TO LATE THIS MORNING.

* LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING: SOUTH WIND WILL
INCREASE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND PEAK THIS
EVENING. THERE REMAINS A GOOD DEAL OF UNCERTAINTY REGARDING WIND
GUSTS POTENTIAL. GUSTS ARE LIKELY TO TOP OUT IN THE 50 TO 60 MPH
RANGE…BUT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR 60 TO 70 MPH GUSTS. THE
STRONGEST WIND WILL BE ALONG THE MOST EXPOSED BEACHES AND
HEADLANDS.

* IMPACTS: WINDS MAY PRODUCE SPOTTY POWER OUTAGES AND DAMAGE
ANY UNSECURED OBJECTS LIKE DECK PATIO AND CONSTRUCTION
SCAFFOLDING.
Instructions: A HIGH WIND WATCH MEANS THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT. SUSTAINED WINDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH…OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR STRONGER MAY OCCUR. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS. A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

 

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