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Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
838 AM PDT Fri Mar 19 2021

ORZ001-003-191600-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon OR-North Oregon Coast OR-
838 AM PDT Fri Mar 19 2021

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHWESTERN CLATSOP AND
NORTHWESTERN TILLAMOOK COUNTIES UNTIL 900 AM PDT…

At 837 AM PDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Garibaldi, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Half inch hail and winds in excess of 45 mph will be possible with
this storm as it comes on shore.

Locations impacted include…
Garibaldi, Manzanita, Rockaway Beach, Cape Meares, Bay City, Wheeler,
Nehalem, Mohler, Foss and Salmonberry.

This includes the following highways in Oregon…
U.S. Highway 26 west of Portland between mile markers 3 and 4.
U.S. Highway 101 between mile markers 38 and 62.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Persons in campgrounds should consider seeking sturdy shelter until
this storm passes.

&&

LAT…LON 4563 12399 4568 12400 4592 12390 4575 12356
4545 12391 4553 12402
TIME…MOT…LOC 1537Z 216DEG 31KT 4558 12392

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
506 AM PDT MON MAR 15 2021

ORZ001>008-010-012-015-WAZ020>022-039-040-045-151600-
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-WESTERN 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, CORBETT, ROOSTER ROCK,
MULTNOMAH FALLS, CASCADE LOCKS, 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,
AND STEVENSON
506 AM PDT MON MAR 15 2021

…SLICK AND ICY SURFACES POSSIBLE DURING THE MORNING COMMUTE…

TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA ARE AT OR NEAR FREEZING. THIS WILL
CAUSE THE POTENTIAL FOR BLACK ICE OR FROST FORMATION IN RURAL
AREAS AND LESS TRAVELED ROADS AND PATHWAYS FOR THE MORNING
COMMUTE. PEDESTRIANS, BIKERS AND THOSE THAT USE ALTERNATE MODES OF
TRANSPORTATION SHOULD BE CAREFUL AS SLICK SURFACES ARE POSSIBLE
ON SIDEWALKS TOO.

$$

 

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
404 AM PST SUN MAR 7 2021

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-080000-
/O.NEW.KPQR.BH.S.0006.210307T2200Z-210309T0000Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
404 AM PST SUN MAR 7 2021

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

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

* WHEN…FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…SNEAKER WAVES CAN RUN UP ON THE BEACH, LIFTING OR
ROLLING LARGE HEAVY WATER SOAKED LOGS WHICH CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
404 AM PST SUN MAR 7 2021

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-080000-
/O.NEW.KPQR.BH.S.0006.210307T2200Z-210309T0000Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
404 AM PST SUN MAR 7 2021

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

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

* WHEN…FROM 2 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…SNEAKER WAVES CAN RUN UP ON THE BEACH, LIFTING OR
ROLLING LARGE HEAVY WATER SOAKED LOGS WHICH CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER TO AVOID HAZARDOUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS.

&&

HIGH SURF WARNING IN EFFECT

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
115 PM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
115 PM PST Fri Feb 26 2021

…HIGH SURF WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT…

* WHAT…Large waves and dangerous surf conditions. Breakers up to
27 feet.

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

* WHEN…Until midnight PST tonight.

* IMPACTS…Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties,
and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off
rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Severe
beach erosion may destroy coastal properties and buildings.
Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-
lying shoreline.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The high tide will occur around 1 AM PST
Saturday morning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Surf Warning means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water’s edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the
beach can lift or roll logs which can injure or kill someone
caught in their path.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
458 PM PST Thu Feb 25 2021

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
458 PM PST Thu Feb 25 2021

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 7 PM PST
FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Large waves and hazardous surf conditions. Breakers up
to 25 feet.

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

* WHEN…From 1 AM to 7 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Destructive waves may wash over beaches, jetties,
and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept off
rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Higher
than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-lying
shoreline, especially during high tide.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…High tides will occur around 1 AM and 1
PM Friday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water’s edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach. Water running up on the
beach can easily lift or roll logs which can injure or kill
someone caught in their path.

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
516 AM PST TUE FEB 16 2021

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-170400-
/O.CON.KPQR.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-210217T0400Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
516 AM PST TUE FEB 16 2021

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS
EVENING…

* WHAT…SNEAKER WAVES POSSIBLE.

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

* WHEN…THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS…SNEAKER WAVES CAN RUN UP ON THE BEACH, LIFTING OR
ROLLING LARGE HEAVY WATER SOAKED LOGS WHICH CAN LEAD TO SERIOUS
INJURY OR DEATH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

STAY AWAY FROM LARGE LOGS ON THE BEACH. SNEAKER WAVES CAN RUN UP
ON THE BEACH LIFTING OR ROLLING THESE EXTREMELY HEAVY LOGS. PEOPLE
HAVE BEEN INJURED AFTER BEING CAUGHT UNDER THESE LOGS FROM SNEAKER
WAVE ACTION.

911 OUTAGE FOR KNAPPA

There is a 911 outage in the Knappa area.  What this means for you, If you call 911 from a landline it will not ring through. Knappa fire station will be staffed if you have an emergency. You can still call from a cell phone.

URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1023 AM PST Sat Feb 13 2021

 

South Washington Coast
1023 AM PST Sat Feb 13 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED

Temperatures have warmed above freezing and the mixture of snow
and freezing rain is no longer anticipated.

North Oregon Coast-
1023 AM PST Sat Feb 13 2021

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS CANCELLED

Temperatures have warmed above freezing and the mixture of snow
and freezing rain is no longer anticipated.

 

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Willapa Hills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Willapa, Frances, and Ryderwood
1023 AM PST Sat Feb 13 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Additional snow
accumulations of 1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of around
one tenth to two tenths of an inch.

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

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Travel will be challenging at times. Power outages
due to gusty winds and/or ice are possible. Be prepared for
snow and ice on roadways.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.