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UPDATED Urgent Winter Weather Message

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
654 AM PST SAT FEB 23 2019

NORTH OREGON COAST-COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, HILLSBORO, PORTLAND, WILSONVILLE, OREGON CITY,
GRESHAM, TROUTDALE, SALEM, MCMINNVILLE, WOODBURN, STAYTON,
DALLAS, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL, YACOLT,
AND AMBOY
654 AM PST SAT FEB 23 2019

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…HEAVY SNOW POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 6
INCHES POSSIBLE, WITH 3 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW POSSIBLE NEAR THE
COAST RANGE. IT IS ALSO POSSIBLE SOME LOCATIONS ALONG THE
COAST AND IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY MAY RECEIVE ACCUMULATIONS
OF LESS THAN 2 INCHES.

* WHERE…GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA, CENTRAL
WILLAMETTE VALLEY INCLUDING SALEM, NORTH OREGON COAST AND
COAST RANGE.

* WHEN…MOST LIKELY PERIOD OF SNOW WILL BE MONDAY MORNING. SNOW
IS EXPECTED TO CHANGE TO RAIN BY MONDAY EVENING, THOUGH A FEW
POCKETS OF FREEZING RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE NEAR THE COLUMBIA
GORGE AND IN SOME COAST RANGE VALLEYS.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TRAVEL COULD BE VERY DIFFICULT. THE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE MONDAY MORNING COMMUTE.
IMPACTS APPEAR LESS LIKELY FOR THE MONDAY EVENING COMMUTE AT
THIS TIME. BE SURE TO CARRY CHAINS AND A WINTER EMERGENCY KIT
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL MONDAY, AND BE PREPARED FOR LONG DELAYS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE
TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

WEAGLE/CULLEN

URGENT WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
443 AM PST Sat Feb 23 2019

North Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City,
Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton,
Dallas, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt,
and Amboy
443 AM PST Sat Feb 23 2019

…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6
inches possible, with 3 to 8 inches of snow possible near the
Coast Range. It is also possible some locations along the coast
and in the Willamette Valley may receive accumulations of less
than 2 inches.

* WHERE…Greater Portland and Vancouver metro area, Central
Willamette Valley including Salem, North Oregon Coast and Coast
Range.

* WHEN…Most likely period of snow will be Monday morning. Snow
is expected to change to rain by Monday evening, though a few
pockets of freezing rain will be possible near the Columbia
Gorge and in some Coast Range valleys.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travel could be very difficult. The
hazardous conditions could impact the Monday morning commute.
Impacts appear less likely for the Monday evening commute at
this time. Be sure to carry chains and a winter emergency kit if
you must travel Monday, and be prepared for long delays.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant
snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue
to monitor the latest forecasts.

Weagle/Cullen

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
650 PM PST Wed Feb 20 2019

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-211600-
North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-

650 PM PST Wed Feb 20 2019

…BLACK ICE CONDITIONS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND EARLY THURSDAY…

Showers will continue dissipating this evening. As they do so,
skies will clear and allow for surface temperatures to cool near
and below freezing tonight.

Any moisture left on untreated surfaces will likely freeze
tonight making for treacherous driving and walking conditions.
Temperatures will remain below freezing through Thursday’s
morning commute.

Slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination.
Bridges and overpasses are likely freeze before surrounding
surfaces do. Black ice is difficult to see, especially on poorly
lit roads.

$$

JBonk