Flood Watch & Wind Advisories

Posted on December 2, 2023

FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON…

* WHAT…Flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues to be possible.

* WHERE…Much of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon, excluding the Cascades, the Hood River Valley and the Columbia   River Gorge.

* WHEN…Through Tuesday afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers and streams, as well as low-lying and flood-prone locations. Smaller streams may rise out of their banks. Flooding may occur in areas of poor drainage, such as railroad crossings and underpasses.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…

– A series of atmospheric rivers will bring periods of widespread heavy rain through early next week. Rain will be increasing on Saturday, with heavy rain likely Saturday night into early Sunday. Total rain amounts through Sunday:  3 to 5 inches along the coast, 4 to 7 inches over the coastal mountains, 2 to 4 inches across the interior lowlands, and 4 to 7 inches of rain across the Cascades and western Columbia River Gorge. Localized heavy rain will lead to higher rain totals.

– 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.

…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING…

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING…

* WHAT…For the Wind Advisory, southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40-45 mph expected. For the High Wind Watch, south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45-50 mph possible.

* WHERE…In Oregon, Greater Portland Metro Area, Central Willamette Valley and South Willamette Valley. In Washington,  Greater Vancouver Area.

* WHEN…For the Wind Advisory, 2 AM until 10 AM PST this morning. For the High Wind Watch, from late tonight through Sunday evening.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds could blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are possible. Travel could be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Monitor the latest forecasts and warnings for updates on this situation. Fasten loose objects or shelter objects in a safe location prior to the onset of winds.

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