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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.

Special Weather Statement

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

After an unusually cool and wet spring, 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.

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.

Freeze Warning in Effect 2a – 8a Wednesday

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,
Swisshome, and Veneta
529 PM PDT Tue May 10 2022

…FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM PDT WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…Sub-freezing temperatures of 30F to 32F expected.

* WHERE…Coast Range of Northwest Oregon and Central Coast
Range of Western Oregon.

* WHEN…From 2 AM to 8 AM PDT Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops and other
sensitive vegetation.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

 

Urgent Weather Message

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
757 PM PDT Sun May 8 2022

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

Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Jewell, Sunset Summit, Long Beach,
Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet
757 PM PDT Sun May 8 2022

…FROST ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM PDT
MONDAY…

* WHAT…Patchy frost. Cool with partial clearing overnight,
allowing tempeatures dropping into the lower to middle 30s.

* WHERE…Northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, from the
coast to the Cascades foothills. This includes the interior
lowlands. Highest danger of frost will be in the lowlands along
the coast, as well as valleys of the Willapa Hills and northwest
Oregon Coast Range, and the Cowlitz River Valley.

* WHEN…From midnight tonight to 8 AM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
left uncovered.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Frost will be patchy in nature, as big
question is the amount of clearing expected. At moment, skies
will not clear completely, keeping most areas in the middle to
upper 30s overnight. As such, frost will be patchy in nature.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

 

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

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
537 AM PDT Fri Apr 15 2022

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

Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit

537 AM PDT Fri Apr 15 2022

…ICY AND SLICK ROADS POSSIBLE DURING THIS MORNINGS COMMUTE…

Clear skies have allowed temperatures to dip to near or below
freezing across much of northwestern Oregon this morning. Recent
precipitation and subfreezing temperatures will likely result in
frosty or icy roads during this morning’s commute, especially on
untreated secondary roads in outlying areas.

Motorists should drive under the assumption that roads are icy
until about 9 AM or until sunlight reaches road surfaces. Patchy
dense fog may exacerbate the issue by reducing visibility. Most of
the frost and fog should dissipate by mid morning.

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
1006 PM PDT Wed Apr 13 2022

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-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Northern Oregon Cascades-
Upper Hood River Valley-Western Columbia River Gorge-
Central Columbia River Gorge-South Washington Cascades-
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,

1006 PM PDT Wed Apr 13 2022

…BLACK ICE POSSIBLE TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING…

Black ice will be possible tonight as skies periodically clear.
Motorists should drive under the assumption roads are icy through
the first couple hours after sunrise Thursday morning or until
sunlight reaches the road surfaces.

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
135 AM PDT Mon Apr 11 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
135 AM PDT Mon Apr 11 2022

…ACCUMULATING SNOW ALONG PORTIONS OF THE COAST EARLY THIS
MORNING…

An unseasonably cold late-season storm system has brought snow as
low as sea level along portions of the South Washington Coast and
North Oregon Coast overnight. The steadiest snow should come to an
end by 3 AM, but additional snow showers may follow. Slushy
accumulations of up to one inch or so are possible, mainly on
untreated secondary roads.

Frost Advisory

North Oregon Coast-Lower Columbia-Greater Portland Metro Area-
Central Willamette Valley-South Willamette Valley-
South Washington Coast-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-
Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro,
Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem,
McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield,
Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park,
Naselle, Cathlamet, Cape Disappointment, Longview, Kelso,
Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal,
Yacolt, and Amboy
312 AM PDT Wed Apr 6 2022

…FROST ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…Low temperatures of 28 to 34 degrees will result in frost
formation, especially in outlying valley locations.

* WHERE…In Oregon, North Oregon Coast, Lower Columbia, Greater
Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley and South
Willamette Valley. In Washington, South Washington Coast,
Interstate 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County and Greater Vancouver
Area.

* WHEN…Until 9 AM PDT this morning.

* IMPACTS…Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if
left uncovered.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold.

&&

$$

Weagle

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

High Wind Watch

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1229 PM PDT Sat Apr 2 2022

ORZ001-WAZ021-031200-
/O.NEW.KPQR.HW.A.0004.220404T0300Z-220404T1500Z/
North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Cannon Beach, Netarts, Pacific City,
Long Beach, Ocean Park, and Cape Disappointment
1229 PM PDT Sat Apr 2 2022

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY EVENING THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS…

* WHAT…Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts between 50 to 60
mph possible near beaches and headlands.

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

* WHEN…From Sunday evening through Monday morning.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines.
Power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this
situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe
location prior to the onset of winds.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
329 AM PDT Fri Apr 1 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
329 AM PDT Fri Apr 1 2022

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…From late Saturday night through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS…Sneaker waves can surge high up the beach without
warning, catching an inattentive individual off guard. They can
run up significantly farther on a beach than normal, including
over rocks and jetties as well as lifting or rolling extremely
heavy logs. If you see someone swept into the sea do not swim
in after them. Call 911 and keep an eye on them until help
arrives.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…While the greatest threat for sneaker waves
at this time will likely occur Sunday, there will be an elevated
threat of sneaker waves beginning today that will likely persist
through the start of next week. Those digging for Razor Clams or
who will be visiting the beaches should remain vigilant.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Beach Hazards Statement is issued when sneaker waves create
potentially life-threatening conditions in the surf zone. Caution
should be used when in or near the water. Always keep an eye on
the waves, and be especially watchful of children.