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Coastal Flood Advisory

 

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
1024 AM PST Mon Feb 28 2022

ORZ001-WAZ021-010200-
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North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
1024 AM PST Mon Feb 28 2022

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM PST THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Tidal overflow flooding.

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

* WHEN…Until 6 PM PST this evening.

* 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…Toke Point gauge expected to reach 11.1 ft
around midday Monday. Astoria, OR gauge expected to reach 10.3
ft around midday Monday.

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 Wind Warning

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
336 AM PST Mon Feb 28 2022

…HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST THIS
AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…South winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.
Strongest wind on exposed beaches and headlands.

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

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds may damage trees and power lines.
Power outages are likely. Travel will be challenging,
especially for high profile vehicles late tonight through
Monday afternoon.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The strongest winds will be late tonight
through Monday morning.

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.

 

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

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
240 AM PST Tue Jan 25 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
240 AM PST Tue Jan 25 2022

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…Through Tuesday 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…

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY

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URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
145 PM PST Fri Jan 21 2022

ORZ003>008-010-012-014-016-240100-
/O.NEW.KPQR.AS.Y.0002.220123T1600Z-220127T0000Z/
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-
Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Upper Hood River Valley-
Central Columbia River Gorge-
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, Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper,
Lowell, Cottage Grove, Odell, and Hood River
145 PM PST Fri Jan 21 2022

…AIR STAGNATION ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 1500
FEET FROM 8 AM SUNDAY TO 4 PM PST WEDNESDAY…

* WHAT…A period of stagnant air is expected to develop this
weekend into next week, which could result in deteriorating air
quality next week.

* WHERE…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, Cascade Foothills in Lane
County, Upper Hood River Valley and Central Columbia River
Gorge.

* WHEN…From 8 AM Sunday to 4 PM PST Wednesday.

* IMPACTS…Poor air quality may cause issues for people with
respiratory problems. Local jurisdictions may have wood burning
restrictions in place. Check with your county or local air
agency for more information.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Please delay outdoor burning until
conditions improve.

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.

State air quality agencies highly recommend that no outdoor
burning occur and that residential wood burning devices be
limited as much as possible. 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 burn agency for any current restrictions in your area.

&&

$$

Dense Fog Advisory in Effect until 11am

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
737 AM PST Fri Jan 21 2022

ORZ001-005>008-WAZ022-039-211900-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FG.Y.0006.220121T1537Z-220121T1900Z/
North Oregon Coast-Lower Columbia-Greater Portland Metro Area-
Central Willamette Valley-South 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, Eugene, Springfield,
Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock,
Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
737 AM PST Fri Jan 21 2022

…DENSE FOG ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM PST THIS MORNING…

* WHAT…Visibility around one quarter mile or less in areas of
dense fog.

* WHERE…In Washington, I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County and
Greater Vancouver Area. In Oregon, North Oregon Coast, Lower
Columbia, Greater Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette
Valley and South Willamette Valley.

* WHEN…Until 11 AM PST this morning.

* IMPACTS…Hazardous driving conditions due to low visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

If driving, slow down, use your headlights, and leave plenty of
distance ahead of you.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
1108 PM PST Sat Jan 15 2022

North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
1108 PM PST Sat Jan 15 2022

…BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST SUNDAY…

* WHAT…Sneaker waves possible.

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

* WHEN…Until 7 AM PST Sunday.

* 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.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The continuing sneaker wave threat is
resulting from ocean conditions not caused by the Tsunami. The
Tsunami threat has ended, but sneaker waves remain possible
due to long period swells.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Remain out of the water to avoid hazardous swimming conditions.

Coastal Flood Advisory Has Ended

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
814 AM PST Fri Jan 7 2022

ORZ001-WAZ021-071715-
/O.EXP.KPQR.CF.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-220107T1600Z/
North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
814 AM PST Fri Jan 7 2022

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY HAS ENDED…

High tide has been reached and water will subside over the next
few hours. You may still see isolated areas of localized flooding.
However, widespread flooding is not expected.

$$

Flood advisory

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Portland OR
636 PM PST Thu Jan 6 2022

Benton OR-Clackamas OR-Clatsop OR-Columbia OR-Lane OR-Lincoln OR-
Marion OR-Multnomah OR-Polk OR-Tillamook OR-Washington OR-Yamhill OR-
Clark WA-Cowlitz WA-Pacific WA-Wahkiakum WA-
636 PM PST Thu Jan 6 2022

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

* WHAT…Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall
continues.

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington,
including the following counties, in northwest Oregon, Benton,
Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, Multnomah,
Polk, Tillamook, Washington and Yamhill. In southwest Washington,
Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific and Wahkiakum.

* WHEN…Until 400 PM PST Friday.

* IMPACTS…Flooding of small streams and creeks, as well as areas
with poor drainage. Expect ponding of water in urban areas.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– At 619 PM PST, Snowmelt and/or periods of moderate to heavy
rain will result in small stream flooding and flooding in
areas of poor drainage overnight into Friday.
– Additional rainfall amounts of a quarter to three quarters of
an inch in the Willamette Valley and 1 to 3 inches in the
Coast Range and Willapa Hills are still expected.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles. Do NOT drive around barricades. Road
surfaces may or may not be safe.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding or where the roads edge may be located.

Coastal Hazard Message

Coastal Hazard Message
National Weather Service Portland OR
655 PM PST Wed Jan 5 2022

North Oregon Coast-South Washington Coast-
655 PM PST Wed Jan 5 2022

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM PST
THURSDAY…
…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM PST
FRIDAY…

* WHAT…Minor tidal overflow flooding is expected around high
tide due to a combination of high tides and unusually high river
levels.

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

* WHEN…For the first Coastal Flood Advisory, from 1 PM to 7 PM
PST Thursday. For the second Coastal Flood Advisory, from 1 AM
to 8 AM PST Friday.

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

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

THURSDAY…

– The Toke Point high tide is forecasted to reach near 11 ft
between 3-4 pm Thursday.

– The Astoria high tide is forecasted to reach near 10.8 ft
between 3-4 pm Thursday.

FRIDAY…

– The Toke Point high tide is forecasted to reach near 11 ft
around 5 am Friday.

– The Astoria high tide is forecasted to reach near 11.1 ft
around 5 am Friday.

 

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.

Flood Watch

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
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
Oregon Cascades.

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-060100-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FA.A.0002.220106T1200Z-220108T0200Z/
/00000.0.RS.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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.