Category Archives: Weather and Storms

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
143 PM PST Wed Nov 25 2020

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
143 PM PST Wed Nov 25 2020

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM PST THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Hazardous surf conditions with breaker heights 20 to 25
feet expected. Heights will gradually decrease tonight.

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

* WHEN…Through 4 AM PST Thursday.

* 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.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Unpredictable sneaker waves will run up
farther onto the beaches, lifting or rolling large heavy water
soaked logs which can lead to serious injury or death.

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 WIND WARNING CANCELLED

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE…UPDATED
National Weather Service Portland OR
1202 PM PST Tue Nov 17 2020

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
1202 PM PST Tue Nov 17 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING IS CANCELLED…

Rather deep low pressure is now well north of the region. A strong
cold front has pushed onshore, and will continue moving farther
inland today. The strongest winds have ended. But, will continue
to see breezy south to southwest winds this afternoon, with gusts
35 to 50 mph along the coast. As usual, strongest winds will be
around the exposed headlands and open beaches.

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

HIGH WIND WARNING

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
313 PM PST Mon Nov 16 2020

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
313 PM PST MON NOV 16 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY, FROM 7 AM TO
3 PM…

* WHAT…SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH
EXPECTED. BUT, GUSTS UP TO 70 MPH ARE POSSIBLE ON BEACHES AND
HEADLANDS.

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

* WHEN…FROM 7 AM TUESDAY TO 3 PM TUESDAY. STRONGEST WINDS LIKELY
IN THE MORNING HOURS.

* IMPACTS…DAMAGING WINDS COULD BLOW DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES.
POWER OUTAGES ARE POSSIBLY. TRAVEL WILL 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.

Coastal Flood Advisory

North Oregon Coast-
703 PM PST Sun Nov 15 2020

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 3 PM PST
MONDAY…
…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 4 PM PST
TUESDAY…

* WHAT…For the first Coastal Flood Advisory, tidal overflow
flooding expected. For the second Coastal Flood Advisory,
tidal overflow flooding expected.

* WHERE…North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…For the first Coastal Flood Advisory, from 11 AM to 3
PM PST Monday. For the second Coastal Flood Advisory, from
noon to 4 PM PST Tuesday.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The total tide at Astoria is forecast to
reach close to 10.5 ft during the high tide early Monday
afternoon and 11.3 ft during the high tide Tuesday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

 

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NORTH OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
540 AM PST SUN NOV 15 2020

…HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS EVENING…
…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IS CANCELLED…

* WHAT…LARGE WAVES AND HAZARDOUS SURF CONDITIONS.

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

* WHEN…UNTIL 7 PM PST THIS EVENING.

* 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…THERE IS AN ENHANCED THREAT OF SNEAKER
WAVES TODAY. SOME WAVES MAY RUN UP THE BEACH MUCH FARTHER THAN
THE AVERAGE BREAKING WAVES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES AND
PRODUCE 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 WIND WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 AM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
555 AM PST FRI NOV 13 2020

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NORTH OREGON COAST-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, TILLAMOOK,
NETARTS, AND PACIFIC CITY
555 AM PST FRI NOV 13 2020

…HIGH WIND WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 6 AM PST EARLY THIS MORNING…

THE COLD FRONT HAS PASSED, ALONG WITH THE STRONGEST WINDS. EXPECT
BREEZY CONDITIONS MUCH OF TODAY, BUT WIND GUSTS SHOULD GENERALLY REMAIN
BELOW 45 MPH.

URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
311 PM PST Wed Nov 11 2020

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook,
Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather,
Yachats, Florence, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle,
Cathlamet, and Cape Disappointment
311 PM PST Wed Nov 11 2020

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING…

* WHAT…Southwest winds 35 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
Strongest winds at headlands and beaches.

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

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* 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.

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
311 PM PST Wed Nov 11 2020

…HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING…

* WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
Strongest winds on ridges.

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

* WHEN…From Friday afternoon through Friday evening.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power
lines. Widespread 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.

 

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

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
437 PM PST TUE NOV 10 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ASTORIA, CANNON BEACH, LONG BEACH, OCEAN PARK, NASELLE, CATHLAMET, CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT
437 PM PST TUE NOV 10 2020

…STRONG WINDS…HAZARDOUS COASTAL CONDITIONS…AND CASCADE SNOW
ARE POSSIBLE FRIDAY…

A DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE
HAZARDOUS WEATHER ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON
LATE IN THE WEEK. DETAILS IN THE STRENGTH AND TIMING OF THIS
SYSTEM MAY CHANGE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, BUT THERE IS GROWING
CONFIDENCE THAT THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG WINDS
ALONG THE COAST AND INLAND THIS FRIDAY. THESE WINDS COULD DOWN
TREES, DISRUPT POWER, CHALLENGE DRIVERS OF LARGE VEHICLES, AND
POSSIBLY DAMAGE OR MOVE UNSECURED PROPERTY.

VERY LARGE SURF IS EXPECTED ALONG THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND OREGON
BEACHES THAT COULD CAUSE STRONG RIP CURRENTS, DANGEROUS SNEAKER
WAVES, BEACH EROSION, AND MOVE LARGE LOGS. THIS SURF PAIRED WITH
HIGH TIDES MAY ALSO RESULT IN COASTAL FLOODING WITH OCEAN WATER
POSSIBLY SPILLING ONTO COASTAL HIGHWAYS AND ROADS, ARE INTO LOW-
LYING AREAS NEAR THE BEACHES.

RAIN AND CASCADE SNOW IS ALSO EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM. THE RAIN
DOES NOT LOOK PARTICULARLY HAZARDOUS AT THIS TIME, BUT HEAVY SNOW
OR BLOWING SNOW MAY RESULT IN DANGEROUS DRIVING ACROSS THE
CASCADE PASSES.

THERE IS UNCERTAINTY IN THE DETAILS OF THE WIND, SURF, AND
PRECIPITATION, AND THE FORECAST IS LIKELY TO CHANGE AS THIS EVENT
NEARS. VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND FOR FORECAST UPDATES FROM
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-

Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-

Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-

Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Western Columbia River Gorge-

South Washington Cascade Foothills-

Including the cities of Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit,

Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater,

Swisshome, Veneta, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park,

Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Corbett,

Rooster Rock, Multnomah Falls, Cascade Locks, Toutle, Ariel,

Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, Cougar, North Bonneville, and Stevenson

745 AM PDT Fri Oct 2 2020

…AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PDT

MONDAY BELOW 2000 FEET…

* WHAT…Poor air quality below 2000 feet.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Cascade Foothills and

Western Columbia River Gorge. In Oregon, Coast Range of

Northwest Oregon, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Central

Coast Range of Western Oregon, Cascade Foothills in Lane

County and Western Columbia River Gorge.

* WHEN…Until 6 PM PDT Monday.

* IMPACTS…Poor air quality may cause issues for people with

respiratory problems.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…A strong inversion over the region will

act like a lid over the interior, limiting mixing of the air

mass. In addition, there will be patchy smoke in spots,

primarily closer to the Riverside and Beachie Creek fires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

People with respiratory illness should follow their physician’s

advice for dealing with high levels of air pollution during

periods of stagnant air.

According to state air quality agencies, prolonged periods of

stagnant air can hold pollutants close to the ground where people

live and breathe. Check with your local air quality agency for

any current restrictions in your area.

More information about air quality can be found at:

www.swcleanair.org,

www.oregon.gov/DEQ,

www.lrapa.org,

airnow.gov

&&

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For more information from the National Weather Service visit

https://weather.gov/portland

 

FOG AND SMOKE UPDATE

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

NORTH OREGON COAST-LOWER COLUMBIA-GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-
CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-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, LONGVIEW, KELSO,
CASTLE ROCK, VANCOUVER, BATTLE GROUND, RIDGEFIELD, WASHOUGAL,
YACOLT, AND AMBOY
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 11 AM PDT THIS MORNING…

VERY LOW VISIBILITIES HAVE DIMINISHED. HOWEVER EXPECT
VISIBILITIES ONE-HALF TO 1 MILE TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH
THE SMOKE IN THE AREA. DENSE FOG MAY RETURN TONIGHT.

CENTRAL OREGON COAST-CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLN CITY, NEWPORT, CAPE FOULWEATHER,
YACHATS, FLORENCE, GRANDE RONDE, BURNT WOODS, TIDEWATER,
SWISSHOME, VENETA, 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,
AND WILLAMETTE PASS
1100 AM PDT SAT SEP 12 2020

…DENSE SMOKE ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM PDT SUNDAY…

* WHAT…VISIBILITY ONE TO TWO MILES IN DENSE SMOKE.

* WHERE…SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY, CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY,
CENTRAL OREGON COAST, NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES, NORTHERN
OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS, CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY AND
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON.

* WHEN…UNTIL 8 AM PDT SUNDAY.

* IMPACTS…HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO LOW VISIBILITY.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…VERY UNHEALTHY TO HAZARDOUS AIR QUALITY
CONDITIONS DUE TO THE DENSE SMOKE WILL CONTINUE INTO MONDAY. FOR
MORE INFORMATION ON LATEST AIR QUALITY CONDITIONS, GO ONLINE TO
THE THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT QUALITY OR THE LANE
REGIONAL AIR POLLUTION AGENCY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY ILLNESSES SHOULD REMAIN INDOORS TO AVOID
INHALING SMOKE. 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