Category Archives: Weather and Storms

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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Urgent Weather Message

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RA10000. JUL 23, 2022 14:36:28
REUR 0000 NLET
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14:36 07/23/2022 40829
14:36 07/23/2022 01976 ORWEATHER
TXT
WWUS76 KPQR 232136
NPWPQR

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
236 PM PDT SAT JUL 23 2022

CORRECTED STARTING TIME

ORZ003>008-010>016-WAZ019-020-022-039-040-045-046-242200-
/O.EXT.KPQR.EH.A.0001.220725T1900Z-220729T2100Z/
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-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
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, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL,
YACOLT, AMBOY, TOUTLE, ARIEL, LAKE MERWIN, YALE LAKE, COUGAR,
NORTH BONNEVILLE, STEVENSON, CARSON, AND UNDERWOOD
236 PM PDT SAT JUL 23 2022

…EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH NOW IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…DANGEROUSLY HOT CONDITIONS WITH TEMPERATURES OF 95 TO
99 LIKELY. TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 100 AND 103 POSSIBLE.

* WHERE…PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON.

* WHEN…FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS…EXTREME HEAT WILL SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE
POTENTIAL FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE
WORKING OR PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY SURROUNDS
TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY AND BEYOND. OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE MID
TO UPPER 60S IN URBANIZED AREAS WILL PROVIDE LITTLE RELIEF FOR
THOSE WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND WARNINGS FOR UPDATES ON THIS
SITUATION. BE PREPARED TO 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. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE DURING
WARM OR HOT WEATHER WHEN CAR INTERIORS CAN REACH LETHAL
TEMPERATURES IN A MATTER OF MINUTES.

&&

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FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT
HTTPS://WEATHER.GOV/PORTLANDuRE

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
709 PM PDT Wed Jun 22 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-

Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Jewell, Sunset Summit709 PM PDT Wed Jun 22 2022

…FIRST HEAT WAVE OF THE SEASON EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND FOR MUCH
OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON…

Summer weather is expected to begin in earnest across much of
southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this Friday, continuing
through the weekend. For inland valleys, temperatures will reach
well into the 80s Friday, possibly even reaching the lower 90s in
some locations. Further warming will make afternoon temperatures
in the 90s more widespread in the inland valleys over the weekend.
Offshore flow will bring sunny skies and warm temperatures all
the way to the coast, where highs will be in the 70s and 80s this
weekend. Gradual cooling begins Monday with inland valleys
reaching the upper 80s to low 90s, and coastal locations topping
out in the 60s and 70s.

With the hot weather expected, now is a good time to make sure
you and your neighbors have a way to deal with the heat. If you
have fans or air conditioning, now is a good time to make sure
those systems are operating properly.

Given a much-above normal snowpack in the Cascades, rivers are
running cold and fast, and will continue to do so this weekend.
Nearly every year, people die in rivers in southwest Washington
and northwest Oregon due to cold water shock during the season’s
first heat wave. Hot temperatures can make the cool water seem
tempting, but river temperatures in the 40s and 50s can easily
result in cold water shock that can kill in minutes.