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High Surf Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
300 AM PST SAT FEB 22 2020NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
300 AM PST SAT FEB 22 2020

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST
MONDAY…

* WHAT…LARGE WAVES, HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS AND SNEAKER WAVES.

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

* WHEN…FROM 10 AM SUNDAY TO 4 AM PST MONDAY.

* 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. MINOR
BEACH EROSION MAY DAMAGE COASTAL PROPERTIES AND BUILDINGS.
HIGHER THAN NORMAL WATER RUN-UP IS EXPECTED ON BEACHES AND LOW-
LYING SHORELINE.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…WAVES CAN RUN UP SIGNIFICANTLY FARTHER ON
A BEACH THAN NORMAL, INCLUDING OVER ROCKS AND JETTIES. SNEAKER
WAVES CAN SUDDENLY KNOCK PEOPLE OFF OF THEIR FEET AND QUICKLY
PULL THEM INTO THE FRIGID OCEAN WHICH MAY LEAD TO SERIOUS INJURY
OR DROWNING.

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.

High Surf Advisory

NORTH OREGON COAST-
242 PM PST FRI FEB 7 2020

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST SATURDAY…
…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST SATURDAY…

* WHAT….HIGH SURF AND TIDAL OVERFLOW FLOODING EXPECTED.

* WHERE…NORTH OREGON COAST.

* WHEN…UNTIL 7 PM PST SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS…A TOTAL TIDE APPROACHING 10 FT WILL OCCUR AT HIGH
TIDE. THIS WILL GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS NEAR THE COAST.
HISTORICALLY, SIMILAR CONDITIONS IN THE PAST HAVE RESULTED IN
THE MINOR FLOODING OF HIGHWAY 101 NEAR SEASIDE, NEHALEM, AND/OR
TILLAMOOK. WATER HAS COVERED PARTS OF FRAZIER RD, MIAMI FOLEY RD
AT MILEPOST 1, AS WELL AS THE INTERSECTION NEAR ALDERBROOK AND
POSSETTI ROAD.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…KEEP 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.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA, PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS, SNEAKER WAVES AND
LOCALIZED BEACH EROSION.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY MEANS THAT TIDAL OVERFLOW FLOODING IS
EXPECTED. COASTAL RESIDENTS IN THE WARNED AREA SHOULD BE ALERT
FOR RISING WATER, AND TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY

Coastal Flood Advisory

Coastal Hazard Message

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Tidal overflow flooding.

* WHERE…North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Minor flooding, up to a half a foot above ground
level, especially during high tides is expected in the low
lying areas near bays, sloughs, and the lower reaches of the
coastal rivers.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…This advisory may need to be extended as
needed until water levels fall below advisory conditions even
after astronomical high tide has passed.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Coastal Flood Advisory for Minor Tidal Overflow indicates that
coastal and inland flooding of low lying areas is expected due to
elevated river levels combined with high astronomical tides.
Property damage can occur, but is usually localized. Low-lying
roads may be closed due to high water.

Historically, similar conditions in the past have resulted in the
minor flooding of Highway 101 near Seaside, Nehalem, and/or
Tillamook. Water has covered parts of Frazier Rd, Miami Foley Rd
at milepost 1, as well as the intersection near Alderbrook and
Possetti road.

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for…
Southwestern Clatsop County in northwestern Oregon…
Lincoln County in western Oregon…
Tillamook County in northwestern Oregon…

* Until 945 PM PST Wednesday..

* At 1246 PM PST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
heavy rain causing urban and small stream flooding in the advisory
area. One to three inches of rain have already fallen.

Additional rainfall up to 1 inch is expected over the area through
the day. There are already reports of ponding of water and minor
flooding from Tillamook County, and additional flooding is possible
this afternoon and evening in Clatsop, Tillamook, and Lincoln
counties.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding. Do not attempt to cross flooded roads. Find an
alternate route.

Landslides are possible during this flood event. The recent weeks of
heavy rain have saturated the soil, and today’s heavy rain may
trigger additional slides.

High Wind Warning

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
505 PM PST Mon Jan 27 2020

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
505 PM PST Mon Jan 27 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT PST TONIGHT…

* WHAT…South winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* WHERE…North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast. Winds
strongest at beaches and headlands.

* WHEN…Until midnight PST tonight.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines.
Travel may be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

Beach Hazard Statement

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
249 PM PST Sat Jan 25 2020

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…From Sunday morning through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS…Waves can run up significantly farther on a beach than
normal, including over rocks and jetties. Sneaker waves can
suddenly knock people off of their feet and quickly pull them
into the frigid ocean which may lead to serious injury or
drowning.

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 and pets.

Special Weather Statement

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
956 AM PST Tue Jan 21 2020

ORZ001-003-WAZ021-211815-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon OR-North Oregon Coast OR-
South Washington Coast WA-
956 AM PST Tue Jan 21 2020

…SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN CLATSOP AND SOUTHWESTERN
PACIFIC COUNTIES UNTIL 1015 AM PST…

At 956 AM PST, Doppler radar was tracking thunderstorms moving
onshore from near Cannon Beach and Seaside, northweard to near
Warrenton, moving northeast at 35 mph.

Frequent lightning, pea size hail and winds in excess of 35 mph
are possible in these areas.

Locations impacted include…
Astoria, Seaside, Warrenton, Cannon Beach, Hammond Town, Gearhart and
Hammond.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If threatening weather approaches your area, take shelter in a sturdy
building.

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Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1107 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020

North Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, and Trask
1107 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Snow showers expected. Total snow accumulations of up to
3 inches, mainly above 500 feet. Beaches and coastal towns could
see brief, spotty, slushy accumulations of up to 1 or 2 inches.

* WHERE…North Oregon Coast and Coast Range of Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN…Until 6 AM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Plan on slippery road conditions, especially in the
hills. Highway 101 will likely be impacted, particularly over
capes and hills.

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.

Special Weather Statement

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, Elk Mountain, and Ryderwood
257 PM PST Thu Jan 16 2020

…ICY ROADS AND SPOTTY SNOW TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING…

Temperatures will drop back into the middle and upper 20s
tonight. Any moisture on the roadways will likely freeze,
creating slick spots. Highest potential for slick spots will be
on rural roads and other less-traveled roadways.

In addition, scattered showers tonight into Friday morning will
bring another 1 to 2 inches of snow accumulation. However,
generally less than a half inch of snow is possible in the
valleys.

Winter weather advisory

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-
Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,
Lees Camp, and Trask
417 AM PST Wed Jan 15 2020

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING
TO 4 AM PST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches
below 1500 feet, and 3 to 6 inches above 1500 feet. Winds
gusting as high as 40 mph.

* WHERE…Coast Range of Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN…From 10 AM this morning to 4 AM PST Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow levels below 500 feet this morning
will gradually rise to 1500 to 2000 ft tonight. A few pockets
of freezing rain are possible in the valleys tonight.

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.