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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

 

 

Downed trees and lines

Due to the winter weather, Dispatch is currently receiving a high volume of calls regarding downed trees and power lines all over the county.  Please be patient and only dial 911 if you have an emergency.  The non-emergency dispatch line is 503-325-4411.

If you have a low hanging line in your area, please call your local power company so they can add it to their repair list.  Pacific Power outage line is 1-877-508-5088.  Western Oregon Electric outage line is 1-800-777-1276.  Charter/Spectrum outage line is 1-833-267-6094.

Public Works and Fire crews are out and about trying to get roads cleared.  If you can, please stay home and avoid unnecessary travel at this time.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Astoria Dispatch

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
936 AM PST Fri Feb 12 2021

…PROLONGED WINTER WEATHER EVENT TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY…

.A series of Pacific storms will bring a mix of freezing rain,
sleet and snow to portions of northwest Oregon and southwest
Washington through the weekend.

The next storm will arrive tonight and bring a high potential for
significant freezing rain accumulations in the Coast Range,
Willapa Hills, the Central Willamette Valley and perhaps across
the southern Portland metro. There is also high potential of
significant snowfall for inland areas from the Cowlitz River
Valley to the Portland/Vancouver metro area, and areas to the east
through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley.

 

South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
936 AM PST Fri Feb 12 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation. Additional snow accumulations
of up to two inches and ice accumulations of up to one half
inch possible. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE…South Washington Coast.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Be prepared for ice and snow covered roads and
challenging driving conditions at times, especially inland
from the coastline.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS….Snow will most likely fall across
northeastern Pacific County from Raymond and points east.
Freezing rain will be most likely near the Columbia River in
southern Pacific County.

 

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.

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Willapa Hills-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, Trask, Willapa, Frances, Elk Mountain, and Ryderwood
936 AM PST Fri Feb 12 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Additional snow
accumulations of 3 to 9 inches and ice accumulations of around
one tenth to one half an inch. Highest ice accumulation will be
in the western Coast Range valleys with primarily snow for the
more northern and eastern Coast Range valleys like Jewell and
Vernonia. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph, mainly on exposed
ridges.

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

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST Saturday.

* 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.

 

North Oregon Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, and Pacific City
936 AM PST Fri Feb 12 2021

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
SATURDAY…

* WHAT…Mixed precipitation expected. Expect primarily a cold
rain, possibly mixed with snow or freezing rain at times, south
of Seaside. However, precipitation will fall primarily in the
form of snow, sleet and freezing rain around Astoria and
Warrenton through late tonight. Expect locally up to one quarter
of an inch of ice near Astoria while snow/sleet accumulations
should remain an inch or less.

* WHERE…In Oregon, North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel will be very challenging at times. Be prepared
for snow and ice covered roads as you travel inland from the
coast, especially along the lower Columbia River around Astoria
and points east.

 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Slow down and use caution while traveling. Prepare for possible
power outages.

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

Winter Weather Advisory

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
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS
OF UP TO ONE INCH AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF AROUND TWO TENTHS
OF AN INCH. WINDS GUSTING AS HIGH AS 50 MPH.

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

* WHEN…FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…PLAN ON ICE AND SNOW COVERED ROADS. CHALLENGING
DRIVING CONDITIONS COULD IMPACT THE THURSDAY EVENING AND FRIDAY
MORNING COMMUTES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD BRING DOWN TREE
BRANCHES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SLOW DOWN AND USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING.

THE LATEST ROAD CONDITIONS FOR THE STATE YOU ARE CALLING FROM CAN
BE OBTAINED BY CALLING 5 1 1.

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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
437 AM PST THU FEB 11 2021

…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON
PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…HEAVY MIXED PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF 0.25 TO
0.50 INCHES. HIGHEST ICE ACCUMULATION ALONG COAST RANGE VALLEYS. WINDS
GUSTING AS HIGH AS 45 MPH.

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

* WHEN…FROM NOON TODAY TO NOON PST FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS…POWER OUTAGES AND TREE DAMAGE ARE LIKELY DUE TO THE
ICE. TRAVEL WILL BE CHALLENGING AT TIMES. GUSTY WINDS AND ICE COULD
BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES.

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.

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