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Winter Storm Watch

Statement as of 5:04 AM PST on January 16, 2017

Expires 9:00 PM EST on January 17, 2017


... Winter Storm Watch in effect from early Tuesday morning through
Tuesday afternoon for the greater Portland and Vancouver Metro
area...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter
Storm Watch for significant icing... which is in effect from early
Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon.

* Timing... freezing rain is expected to develop early Tuesday
morning... increasing throughout the day. Temperatures are
expected to slowly climb above freezing Tuesday... with areas
east of Interstate 205 likely being the last to change to plain
rain late in the afternoon or during the evening.

* Ice accumulation... 0.20 to 0.40 inch... except 0.50 to 0.75 inch
Troutdale and Gresham eastward.

* Impacts... many roads remain snow and ice covered from last weeks
snowstorm. Additionally... several days of very cold temperatures
will make ground surfaces like roads and sidewalks very
receptive to ice accumulation. It may take a couple hours of
temperatures above freezing to completely end the freezing rain
threat at any given location. Roads may again become difficult
for travel across the greater Portland and Vancouver Metro area
Tuesday. Ice accumulation on trees and power lines may result in
downed branches and lines... which would bring the threat of
power outages Tuesday into Tuesday night.



Precautionary/preparedness actions...

There is a potential for significant ice accumulations. Future
driving... bicycling... and walking conditions may become
hazardous... so it is important to monitor the latest forecasts.
Also... be prepared for potential power outages as ice may bring
branches and power lines down Tuesday.





Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:22 PM PST on January 15, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on January 19, 2017


... Flood Watch in effect for the north Oregon coast and Coast
Range... Portland/Vancouver Metro area... Columbia River gorge... and
southwest Washington from the Willapa Hills to the South
Washington Cascades... from Tuesday morning through late Wednesday
night...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Watch for portions of northwest Oregon and southwest
Washington... including the following areas... in northwest
Oregon... central Columbia River gorge... Coast Range of
northwest Oregon... greater Portland Metro area... lower
Columbia... north Oregon coast... 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.

* From Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night

* freezing levels will rise to over 8000 feet Monday night leading
to rapid snow melt. In addition... heavy rain beginning Tuesday
will cause sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the Coast
Range... South Washington Cascades... and Willapa Hills.

* Rainfall amounts through Thursday...
    *portland/Vancouver Metro area... ... 1.5 to 3 inches
    *north Coast Range/Willapa Hills... .4 to 8 inches
    *south Washington Cascades... ... ... .4 to 8 inches

* impacts...
    *street flooding is possible in urban areas where ice and snow
     may block storm drains.

* Rivers of concern include the Grays in Wahkiakum County... the
lower Nehalem and Wilson in Tillamook County... the upper
Tualatin in Washington County... the marys in Benton County... and
Johnson Creek in Clackamas County.

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.





Wind Advisory

Statement as of 3:20 AM PST on January 16, 2017

Expires 1:00 PM EST on January 16, 2017


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST this morning
for the Portland and Vancouver Metro near the mouth of the
Columbia River gorge...

A Wind Advisory near The Gorge remains in effect until 10 am PST
this morning.





* Winds: east 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Winds will be
primarily confined to areas well east of Interstate 205 near the
mouth of the Columbia River gorge.

* Timing: through mid to late morning.

* Locations include: Troutdale... Gresham... Washougal and Camas.

* Impacts: winds may be strong enough to cause tree damage and
possibly disrupt power.







Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside.


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Small Craft for Rough Bar Advisory

Statement as of 8:46 AM PST on January 16, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EST on January 17, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory for rough bar remains in effect from 5 PM
this afternoon to 4 PM PST Tuesday...
... Small Craft Advisory for rough bar will expire at 9 am PST
this morning...

* in the Main Channel...

* general seas... 6 to 8 feet... increasing to around 10 feet
tonight.

* First Ebb... around 730 PM this evening. Seas near 10 feet.

* Second Ebb... around 815 am Tuesday. Seas near 11 feet.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory for rough bar means that wave conditions
are expected to be hazardous to small craft in or near Harbor
entrances.






Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Record Report
Alaska - High Wind Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Special Statement
Arizona - Dense Fog Advisory
California - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Special Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Winter Weather Advisory
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Record Report
Guam - High Surf Advisory
Idaho - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Air Stagnation Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory
Indiana - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Ice Storm Warning
Kansas - Ice Storm Warning , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Flood Warning
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Advisory
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Winter Weather Advisory
Missouri - Hydrologic Statement , Record Report
Montana - High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Air Quality Alert , Record Report
Nebraska - Winter Storm Warning , Ice Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Special Statement
New Jersey - Freezing Rain Advisory
New Mexico - Freezing Fog Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New York - Freezing Rain Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Record Report
Ohio - Flood Warning
Oklahoma - Record Report
Oregon - Areal Flood Watch , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Dense Fog Advisory, Air Stagnation Advisory , Air Stagnation Advisory , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Flood Advisory , Freezing Rain Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Flood Warning , Record Report
South Dakota - Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Tennessee - Record Report , Public Information Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Utah - Record Report
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Washington - Areal Flood Watch , High Wind Watch , Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Air Stagnation Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory
Wyoming - Dense Fog Advisory , Record Report

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