URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
National Weather Service Portland OR
1234 PM PST Tue Jan 4 2022
.Rain, locally heavy at times, is expected later Wednesday through
Thursday. At the same time, snow levels will be rising. Together,
expect rising river levels, with potential of some flooding. Main
concern will be those rivers that drain the Coast Range and Willapa
Hills, but flooding is possible for those rivers that drain the
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-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-South Washington Coast-
I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-South
Washington Cascade Foothills-Western Columbia River Gorge-Central
Columbia River Gorge-
Including the cities of Albany, Multnomah Falls, Yale Lake,
Washougal, Cascade Locks, Veneta, Wind River Valley, Tidewater,
McMinnville, Odell, Astoria, Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center,
Wilsonville, Estacada, Oakridge, Netarts, Grande Ronde, Newport,
Clatskanie, Naselle, Castle Rock, Silver Falls State Park, Long
Beach, Kelso, Jasper, Vernonia, Sandy, Corbett, Eugene, Santiam
Pass, Rooster Rock, Ridgefield, Ryderwood, Toutle, Swisshome,
Cottage Grove, Amboy, St. Helens, Ocean Park, Jewell, Battle Ground,
Cape Disappointment, Longview, Yacolt, Dallas, Ariel, Cape
Foulweather, McKenzie Bridge, Willapa, Hood River, Corvallis, North
Bonneville, Lees Camp, Parkdale, Sweet Home, Stevenson, Detroit,
Government Camp, Cathlamet, Cannon Beach, Cougar, Lebanon, Salem,
Oregon City, Stayton, Florence, Troutdale, Vida, Burnt Woods, Elk
Mountain, Carson, Trask, Vancouver, McKenzie Pass, Hillsboro,
Springfield, Lowell, Raymond, Underwood, Frances, Woodburn, Sunset
Summit, Lincoln City, Willamette Pass, Yachats, Pacific City, Mount
St. Helens, Portland, Gresham, Tillamook, and Lake Merwin
1234 PM PST Tue Jan 4 2022
…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY…
* WHAT…Flooding caused by rain and snowmelt is possible.
* WHERE…Northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
* WHEN…From Thursday through Friday.
* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers,
creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Creeks and streams may rise out of their banks.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– Heavy rain, combined with snow melt from high elevations.
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.