Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Portland OR
553 AM PST Fri Nov 12 2021

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-Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia
River Gorge-
Including the cities of Corbett, Multnomah Falls, Dallas, Ariel,
Ocean Park, Mount St. Helens, Burnt Woods, Washougal, Cape
Foulweather, Carson, Cathlamet, Willapa, Vancouver, Hood River,
Trask, Frances, Hillsboro, Veneta, Wind River Valley, Woodburn,
Battle Ground, Naselle, Detroit, Raymond, Tillamook, Lees Camp,
Odell, Underwood, Astoria, Cascade Locks, Tidewater, Sunset Summit,
Parkdale, Coldwater Ridge Visitors Center, Ryderwood, Long Beach,
Wilsonville, Estacada, Swisshome, Ridgefield, Lincoln City, Sweet
Home, Netarts, Oregon City, North Bonneville, Kelso, Stevenson, Cape
Disappointment, Toutle, Pacific City, Grande Ronde, Government Camp,
Newport, Clatskanie, Stayton, St. Helens, Santiam Pass, Amboy, Elk
Mountain, Lake Merwin, Cannon Beach, Castle Rock, Yale Lake, Cougar,
Rooster Rock, Gresham, Silver Falls State Park, Jewell, Salem,
Yacolt, Vernonia, McMinnville, Yachats, Portland, Florence,
Longview, Sandy, and Troutdale
553 AM PST Fri Nov 12 2021


* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be

* WHERE…Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington,
including the following areas, in northwest Oregon, Central Coast
Range of Western Oregon, Central Columbia River Gorge, Central
Oregon Coast, Central Willamette Valley, Coast Range of Northwest
Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area, Lower Columbia, North Oregon
Coast, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills, Northern Oregon
Cascades, Upper Hood River Valley and Western Columbia River
Gorge. In southwest Washington, Central Columbia River Gorge,
Greater Vancouver Area, I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County, South
Washington Cascade Foothills, South Washington Cascades, South
Washington Coast, Western Columbia River Gorge and Willapa Hills.

* WHEN…Through late tonight.

* 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. Street flooding
and flooding of creeks and rivers are possible.

– The primary concern is the potential for river flooding.
Heavy rain may also result in landslides in areas of steep
terrain. Debris flows over and near the recent burn areas in
the north Oregon Cascades cannot be ruled out either, however
the potential appears to be low as the axis of heaviest rain
should be north of the burn areas.
– http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood


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.