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WINTER STORM WARNING/WINTER CHILL ADVISORY

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, and Trask
330 AM PST Thu Dec 22 2022

…WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST FRIDAY…
…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 10 PM PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…For the Winter Storm Warning, heavy mixed precipitation
expected. Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch
and ice accumulations of 0.3 to 0.5 inches. Winds gusting as
high as 45 mph. For the Wind Chill Advisory, very cold wind
chills expected. Wind chills as low as 5 below zero.

* WHERE…Coast Range of Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN…For the Winter Storm Warning, from 2 PM this afternoon
to 10 PM PST Friday. For the Wind Chill Advisory, until 6 AM
PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
ice. Travel could be difficult. Gusty winds could bring down
tree branches. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on
exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures appear most likely to warm
above freezing Friday evening into Friday night.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

Use caution while traveling outside. Wear appropriate clothing, a
hat, and gloves.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit
for Oregon: https://www.tripcheck.com
and for Washington: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

 

North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
330 AM PST Thu Dec 22 2022

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 7 AM PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation and significant icing expected.
Total snow and sleet accumulations of up to one inch and ice
accumulations of 0.1 to 0.3 inches. Winds gusting as high as 35
mph.

* WHERE…In Oregon, North Oregon Coast. In Washington, South
Washington Coast.

* WHEN…From 2 PM this afternoon to 7 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Power outages and tree damage are likely due to the
ice. Travel could be difficult. The hazardous conditions could
impact the morning or evening commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Temperatures appear most likely to warm
above freezing Friday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in
your vehicle in case of an emergency.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit
for Oregon: https://www.tripcheck.com
and for Washington: https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

 

WINTER STORM WATCH

ORZ001-WAZ021-220000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.A.0006.221222T1800Z-221223T1500Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, PACIFIC CITY, RAYMOND, LONG BEACH, OCEAN PARK, NASELLE,
CATHLAMET, AND CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
320 AM PST WED DEC 21 2022

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING…

* WHAT…HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO HALF AN INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF
ONE TENTH TO ONE HALF OF AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…IN OREGON, NORTH OREGON COAST. IN WASHINGTON, SOUTH
WASHINGTON COAST.

* WHEN…FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO
THE ICE. TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON COMMUTE AND THE FRIDAY
MORNING COMMUTE.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TEMPERATURES APPEAR MOST LIKELY TO WARM
ABOVE FREEZING EARLY TO MID FRIDAY MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

 

ORZ003-220000-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.A.0006.221222T1800Z-221224T0200Z/
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, AND TRASK
320 AM PST WED DEC 21 2022

…WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE
THIRD TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON.

* WHEN…FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE POSSIBLE DUE TO
THE ICE. TRAVEL COULD BE DIFFICULT. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS
COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY AFTERNOON COMMUTE AND THE FRIDAY
MORNING COMMUTE.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…TEMPERATURES APPEAR MOST LIKELY TO WARM
ABOVE FREEZING FRIDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY NIGHT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THIS SITUATION.

 

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
1214 AM PST Fri Dec 2 2022

ORZ001-WAZ021-021600-
North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
1214 AM PST Fri Dec 2 2022

…SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY ALONG THE COAST
TILLAMOOK NORTHWARD THROUGH THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST…

At 1208 AM PST, latest radar imagery and webcams were showing a
batch of snow showers just about to move onshore into the North
Oregon Coast. With temperatures near or slightly below freezing,
this snow may stick on roads, especially on untreated roads,
bridges, and overpasses. Even locations that do not see snow
showers may still have issues with wet roads refreezing overnight.

Those driving along Highway 101 and other roads northward from
Tillamook should be prepared for snow covered roads and wintry
driving conditions. Snow showers will remain possible through
early Friday morning.

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1140 PM PST Wed Nov 30 2022

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST THURSDAY
ABOVE 500 FEET…

* WHAT…Snow above 500 feet. Additional snow accumulations of up
to 2 inches.

* WHERE…Lower Columbia.

* WHEN…Until noon PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning commute.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Elevated portions of Highway 30 through the
Lower Columbia will likely be impacted.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit
https://www.tripcheck.com and for Washington:

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Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Willapa Hills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Willapa, Frances, and Ryderwood

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PST
THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches.

* WHERE…In Oregon, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon. In
Washington, Willapa Hills.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling.

For the latest road conditions call 5 1 1, or visit for Oregon:
https://www.tripcheck.com and for Washington:
https://wsdot.com/travel/real-time/map

Dense Fog Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
844 PM PDT Sun Oct 9 2022

North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
844 PM PDT Sun Oct 9 2022

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT MONDAY…

* WHAT…Visibility one quarter mile or less in dense fog.

* WHERE…In Oregon, North Oregon Coast. In Washington, South
Washington Coast.

* WHEN…Until 11 AM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

 

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/portland

Dense Fog Advisory

 

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
819 PM PDT Sat Oct 8 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather,
Yachats, and Florence
819 PM PDT Sat Oct 8 2022

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PDT SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Visibility to one quarter mile in dense fog.

* WHERE…North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…Until 11 AM PDT Sunday.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

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For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/portland

FOG ADVISORY

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
547 AM PDT Wed Sep 21 2022

North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
547 AM PDT Wed Sep 21 2022

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…Visibility less than one quarter mile in areas of dense
fog.

* WHERE…In Oregon, North Oregon Coast. In Washington, South
Washington Coast.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM PDT this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Fog will tend to be most dense along the
Long Beach Peninsula, near the Columbia River, and in the
Tillamook Valley. Visibility is highly variable along Highway
101.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

 

Weagle

For more information from the National Weather Service visit
https://weather.gov/portland

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1058 PM PDT Tue Sep 6 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
South Washington Coast and West Willapa Hills-
1058 PM PDT Tue Sep 6 2022

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING FOR SIGNIFICANTLY UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 601, 612, AND 664…

* AFFECTED AREA…In Oregon, Fire Weather Zone 601 North Oregon
Coast and Fire Weather Zone 612 Central Oregon Coast. In
Washington, Fire Weather Zone 664 South Washington Coast and
West Willapa Hills.

* WINDS…Northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 20-25%.

* IMPACTS…Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread
which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

 

For more information visit: http://weather.gov/portland

Urgent Weather Message

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UA30011. Jul 31, 2022 19:08:55
0000 ATP6 OR0040100 20220731 19:08:55 (ATP9)
OR0040100 – PD ASTORIA
ATP6
(ATP6)

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
705 PM PDT SUN JUL 31 2022

 

COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-WILLAPA HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VERNONIA, JEWELL, SUNSET SUMMIT,
LEES CAMP, TRASK, GRANDE RONDE, BURNT WOODS, TIDEWATER,
SWISSHOME, VENETA, WILLAPA, FRANCES, AND RYDERWOOD
705 PM PDT SUN JUL 31 2022

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…MODERATE HEAT RISK, MAINLY FOR AREAS WELL INLAND AND
CLOSER TO THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY. TEMPERATURES IN THE MID TO
UPPER 80S THROUGH 9 PM.

* WHERE…IN OREGON, COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND CENTRAL
COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON. IN WASHINGTON, WILLAPA HILLS.

* WHEN…UNTIL 9 PM PDT SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS…HOT TEMPERATURES MAY CAUSE HEAT ILLNESSES TO OCCUR.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE MARINE LAYER WILL PUSH IN A LITTLE
STRONGER TONIGHT, WHICH WILL KEEP THE WESTERN SLOPES COOLER.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS, STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM, STAY OUT
OF THE SUN, AND CHECK UP ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS. YOUNG
CHILDREN AND PETS SHOULD NEVER BE LEFT UNATTENDED IN VEHICLES
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK, THE OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT
REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE
OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION.
HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY! CALL 9 1 1

HEAT ADVISORY

ORZ003-004-WAZ020-292015-
/O.CON.KPQR.HT.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-220731T0400Z/
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Willapa Hills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,
Swisshome, Veneta, Willapa, Frances, and Ryderwood
1212 PM PDT Thu Jul 28 2022

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PDT SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Moderate heat risk. High temperatures 90F to 95F. Low
temperatures 60F to 70F.

* WHERE…In Oregon, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon and Central
Coast Range of Western Oregon. In Washington, Willapa Hills.

* WHEN…Until 9 PM PDT Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Extreme heat will significantly increase the
potential for heat related illnesses, particularly for those
working or participating in outdoor activities and for those
that do not have access to air conditioning.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…There is a 70% chance that high
temperatures drop into the 80s Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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