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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
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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-
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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
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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.

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.