Category Archives: Weather and Storms

 

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

National Weather Service Portland OR

253 PM PST Tue Feb 12 2019

Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-

253 PM PST Tue Feb 12 2019

…WINTER STORM WARNING IS CANCELLED…

Showers are decreasing in the coast range of northwest Oregon and

have canceled the Winter Weather Warning. Additional local snow

accumulations of 1 to 3 inches is expected through tonight.

 

 

Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
1204 PM PST Tue Feb 12 2019

…HEAVY RAIN AT LOWER ELEVATIONS CAUSING URBAN AND SMALL STREAM
FLOODING…

.Heavy precipitation has mainly been focused over far-northwest
Oregon, in Columbia County and western Washington County, along
with southwest Washington, in southern Cowlitz County and western
Clark County. Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches have been observed
for that area, with less to the south across the Willamette Valley
and the central part of the Coast Range. Rainfall amounts for the
rest of today are expected to be a half inch to an inch. There is
no longer a significant threat of flooding for the central and
southern Willamette Valley.

North Oregon Coast-Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-
Greater Vancouver Area-
1204 PM PST Tue Feb 12 2019

…FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT…

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington,
including the following areas, in Northwest Oregon, Coast
Range of Northwest Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area, Lower
Columbia, and North Oregon Coast. In Southwest Washington,
Greater Vancouver Area and I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County.

* Through late tonight

* Heavy rain at low elevations is causing ponding on roadways and
low lying areas and flooding along small streams. Rainfall
totals of 1 to 4 inches have already occurred for portions of
Southwest Washington and far-northwest Oregon, and an additional
half inch to inch is expected today.

* Flows on the Tualatin are increasing, and the river will likely
crest near flood stage at Dilley and Farmington tonight or
Wednesday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event.
People, structures and roads located below steep slopes, in
canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk
from rapidly moving landslides.