Monthly Archives: December 2018

Special Weather Advisory

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
345 PM PST Mon Dec 31 2018

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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-Upper Hood River Valley-
Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather,
Yachats, Florence, 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, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett,
Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River,
Willapa, Frances, Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Raymond, Long Beach,
Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet, Cape Disappointment, Longview,
Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield,
Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake,
Cougar, North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood
345 PM PST Mon Dec 31 2018

…FOGGY, FROSTY AND SLICK ROADWAYS LIKELY TONIGHT FOR THE
VALLEYS OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON…

Temperatures will fall rapidly after sunset this New Year’s Eve
across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, dipping below
freezing for many areas by midnight tonight or shortly afterward.

Despite a mainly clear and dry afternoon, the ground is still damp
from recent rain. The ground moisture will increase the likelihood
that frost may develop on roads overnight, resulting in icy and
slick conditions as people return home after New Year’s Eve
festivities. Meanwhile, increasing fog may further complicate
travel in some areas overnight.

Roadways most likely to be impacted with foggy, frosty, and slick
conditions will be secondary, untreated roads outside of the main
urban centers. However, it is possible that urban areas will be
affected as well.

With the potential for challenging road conditions developing
overnight, those heading out to New Year’s Eve activities should
be prepared for a tricky drive home, especially as temperatures
fall, and fog and frost become more widespread after midnight.

Air Stagnation Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1117 AM PST Mon Dec 31 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-
Northern Oregon Cascades-Cascade Foothills in Lane County-
Cascades in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley-
Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
South Washington Cascades-Willapa Hills-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-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, Government Camp, Detroit, Santiam Pass, Vida, Jasper,
Lowell, Cottage Grove, McKenzie Pass, McKenzie Bridge, Oakridge,
Willamette Pass, Parkdale, Odell, Corbett, Rooster Rock,
Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Hood River,
Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center, Mount St. Helens,
Wind River Valley, Willapa, Frances, Ryderwood, Longview, Kelso,
Castle Rock, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar,
North Bonneville, Stevenson, Carson, and Underwood
1117 AM PST Mon Dec 31 2018

…AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY…

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued an Air
Stagnation Advisory, which is in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday.

* AIR QUALITY…Air quality is expected to gradually deteriorate
across the area through Wednesday afternoon due to light winds
and reduced vertical mixing.

* TIMING…Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Diminished air quality could negatively affect
health, especially for those with respiratory sensitivities.
Those with such sensitivities should take necessary precautions
to reduce or eliminate potential exposure to diminished air
quality during the time period of this advisory.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

An Air Stagnation Advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an air mass across the advisory area, pollution will increase
to dangerous levels. Persons with respiratory illness should
follow their physicians advice for dealing with high levels of air pollution.

Pedestrian vs. Vehicle crash under investigation

On 12/30/2018 at 11:38 PM Astoria Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian versus vehicle crash in the 4000 block of Lief Erickson Dr.  Initial investigation indicates the pedestrian was standing in the middle of the Eastbound lane of travel and was reportedly wearing dark clothing.  The operator of the vehicle, 21 year old Allyn Bauer of Naselle, Washington and other witnesses stopped immediately and rendered aid.  The pedestrian identified as 28 year old Frankie McGuire of Astoria was unconscious at the scene and was transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.  He was later transferred to Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon where he was reported to be in stable condition with fractures to the leg and arm.  The operator of the vehicle is cooperating with authorities while the incident remains under investigation.

PHONE SERVICE OUTAGE

ASTORIA 9-1-1 HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF A CENTURYLINK PHONE OUTAGE IMPACTING CUSTOMERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LOCALLY WE HAVE EXPERIENCED SOME TROUBLE WITH LONG DISTANCE AND 1-800 NUMBERS. GIVEN THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM WE DO NOT YET HAVE SPECIFICS, THOUGH WE ARE ACTIVELY MONITORING THIS SITUATION.

 

CITIZENS ARE REMINDED TO TRY CELL PHONE SHOULD A LAND LINE FAIL, AND YOU MAY ALSO SEND A TEXT MESSAGE TO 9-1-1 SHOULD YOU NEED IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE.