Oregon Weather Alerts

Winter Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Wasco

EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...
WHITE SALMON
1054 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...WHITE SALMON.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...5 TO 10 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING THEN INCREASE IN
INTENSITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY NIGHT. IN ADDITION...
A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN IS EXPECTED
THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING

* IMPACTS...AREA ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.
DRIVING ON INTERSTATE 84 AND HIGHWAY 14 WILL BE HAZARDOUS WITH
POOR VISIBILITY AND PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=PDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Winter Storm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Clatsop
  • Skamania
  • Cowlitz
  • Multnomah
  • Columbia
  • Washington
  • Tillamook
  • Yamhill
  • Marion
  • Linn
  • Pacific

COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
WILLAPA HILLS-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VERNONIA...ST. HELENS...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SWEET HOME...LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...COUGAR
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO
AREAS...THE INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR AND LOWER COLUMBIA REGION OF
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND EXTREME NORTHWEST OREGON...THE NORTH
OREGON COAST RANGE...THE NORTH OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...AND THE
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...SNOW BEGINNING LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH MOST OF
THURSDAY MORNING...TURNING TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN FOR
THE REMAINDER OF THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...VALLEY AREAS AND COASTAL MOUNTAINS 1 TO 4
INCHES...CASCADE FOOTHILLS 2 TO 5 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE
THURSDAY MORNING.

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS LOCALLY GUSTING TO 45 MPH ALONG THE
COLUMBIA RIVER WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILLS AND POSSIBLY
SOME BLOWING SNOW.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AS SOME BRIEF SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS CHANGE TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN AND ROADS
BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

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Winter Storm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Skamania
  • Multnomah
  • Hood River

UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ODELL...CORBETT...HOOD RIVER...CARSON...
UNDERWOOD
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER
GORGE AND THE UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
LATE THURSDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...3 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW THURSDAY INTO
THURSDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...A QUARTER TO POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS A HALF
INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT AND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS GUSTING TO 50 TO 70 MPH ALONG THE
COLUMBIA RIVER WILL LEAD TO VERY COLD WIND CHILLS...BLOWING AND
DRIFTING SNOW...VERY COLD WIND CHILLS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AS SOME BRIEF SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS CHANGE TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN AND ROADS
BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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Winter Storm Watch

The following area is affected:

  • Wasco

NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...DUFUR...MAUPIN
1054 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING...

* LOCATIONS...DUFUR...MAUPIN.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...4 TO 10 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A TENTH OF AN INCH.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL DEVELOP AROUND SUNRISE ON THURSDAY MORNING
THEN INCREASE IN INTENSITY THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY
EVENING. IN ADDITION...A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW...SLEET AND
FREEZING RAIN CAN BE EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY
MORNING.

* IMPACTS...AREA ROADWAYS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLICK.

* WINDS...EAST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* WEB PAGE: FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA VISIT
HTTP://WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/MAP/?WFO=PDT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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Winter Storm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Yamhill
  • Polk
  • Marion

CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 OR 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE
THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AS SOME BRIEF SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS CHANGE TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN AND ROADS
BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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Winter Storm Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Polk
  • Linn

CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VENETA...EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...
CORVALLIS...ALBANY...LEBANON...COTTAGE GROVE
217 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING FOR THE SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY...THE CENTRAL
OREGON COAST RANGE...AND THE SOUTH OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH
THURSDAY MORNING.

* TIMING...LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 OR 2 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...UP TO A QUARTER INCH OF ICE IS POSSIBLE
THURSDAY MORNING.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT AS SOME BRIEF SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS CHANGE TO SLEET AND THEN FREEZING RAIN AND ROADS
BECOME SNOW AND ICE COVERED AND SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW, SLEET, OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

&&

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Wind Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • Multnomah
  • Columbia
  • Washington

GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...
GRESHAM...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL
819 PM PST TUE DEC 6 2016

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM PST
THURSDAY FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A WIND
ADVISORY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM WEDNESDAY TO 4 PM PST
THURSDAY.

* EAST METRO AND IN THE WEST HILLS: EAST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* ELSEWHERE IN THE METRO AREA: EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
35 TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING: INCREASING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING THROUGH
THURSDAY. STRONGEST WINDS LIKELY TO BE THURSDAY MORNING.

* WIND CHILL: MAINLY IN THE TEENS AND 20S...THOUGH LOCALLY AS LOW
AS 5 TO 10 DEGREES EAST METRO AND IN THE WEST HILLS.

* IMPACTS: THE STRONGEST EAST WIND EVENT SO FAR THIS SEASON...
COMBINED WITH EXPECTED SNOW AND ICE THURSDAY...WILL LIKELY
CAUSE SOME TREE DAMAGE AND POWER OUTAGES. THE WINDS MAY MAKE
TRAVEL DIFFICULT AT TIMES...PARTICULARLY ON NORTH-SOUTH BRIDGES
SUCH AS THE INTERSTATE BRIDGE ALONG INTERSTATE 5 AND THE GLENN
JACKSON BRIDGE ALONG INTERSTATE 205.

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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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Clatsop
  • Skamania
  • Cowlitz
  • Multnomah
  • Hood River
  • Columbia
  • Washington
  • Tillamook
  • Yamhill
  • Polk
  • Marion
  • Linn
  • Pacific

ORZ003-005>007-010-014-016-WAZ020-022-039-040-046-071700-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Upper Hood River Valley-
Central Columbia River Gorge-Willapa Hills-I-
5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of...Vernonia...Jewell...Sunset Summit...
Lees Camp...Trask...St. Helens...Clatskanie...Hillsboro...
Portland...Wilsonville...Oregon City...Gresham...Troutdale...
Salem...McMinnville...Woodburn...Stayton...Dallas...Sandy...
Estacada...Silver Falls State Park...Sweet Home...Parkdale...
Odell...Hood River...Willapa...Frances...Elk Mountain...
Ryderwood...Longview...Kelso...Castle Rock...Vancouver...
Battle Ground...Ridgefield...Washougal...Yacolt...Amboy...
Toutle...Ariel...Lake Merwin...Yale Lake...Cougar...Carson...
Underwood
718 PM PST Tue Dec 6 2016

...SOME ROADS LIKELY TO BE ICY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE COLDEST NIGHT SO FAR THIS SEASON WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
DROP INTO THE 20S FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON TONIGHT. ENOUGH MOISTURE LINGERS NEAR THE GROUND THAT ROADS
AND SIDEWALKS MAY BECOME FROSTY OR ICY OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN
SOME SLICK SPOTS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. SECONDARY AND
UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING ICY.

USE CAUTION IF PLANNING ON DRIVING TONIGHT OR WEDNESDAY MORNING.
BLACK ICE CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SPOT AT ANY SPEED...AND CAN CAUSE A
VEHICLE TO LOSE TRACTION WITH LITTLE WARNING.

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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Clatsop
  • Tillamook
  • Pacific

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-071700-
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...Cape Disappointment
718 PM PST Tue Dec 6 2016

...SOME ROADS LIKELY TO BE ICY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...

...MIXED WINTER PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTH WASHINGTON
AND NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON COASTS LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY...

THE COLDEST NIGHT SO FAR THIS SEASON WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
DROP INTO THE 20S FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON TONIGHT. ENOUGH MOISTURE LINGERS NEAR THE GROUND THAT ROADS
AND SIDEWALKS MAY BECOME FROSTY OR ICY OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN
SOME SLICK SPOTS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. SECONDARY AND
UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING ICY.

USE CAUTION IF PLANNING ON DRIVING TONIGHT OR WEDNESDAY MORNING.
BLACK ICE CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SPOT AT ANY SPEED...AND CAN CAUSE A
VEHICLE TO LOSE TRACTION WITH LITTLE WARNING.

ADDITIONALLY...A STRONG WEATHER SYSTEM WILL SPREAD MOISTURE OVER
AN EXISTING COLD AIR MASS ALONG THE COAST LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND
THURSDAY.

MIXED PRECIPITATION OF SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN ARE POSSIBLE.
AMOUNTS ALONG THE CENTRAL OREGON COAST WILL PROBABLY BE LIGHT AND
BRIEF BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO RAIN THURSDAY MORNING.

FARTHER NORTH...THE LOW LEVEL COLD AIR WILL LAST LONGER AND SOME
ICE OR EVEN SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH A GOOD PART OF
THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE CHANGING TO RAIN LATER IN THE DAY.

OVERALL...BE PREPARED FOR SLICK ROADS TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...
AND FOR SOME WINTER WEATHER ALONG THE COAST THURSDAY.

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Special Weather Statement

The following areas are affected:

  • Clatsop
  • Skamania
  • Cowlitz
  • Multnomah
  • Hood River
  • Columbia
  • Washington
  • Tillamook
  • Yamhill
  • Polk
  • Marion
  • Linn
  • Pacific

ORZ001>003-005>007-010-014-016-WAZ020>022-039-040-046-071600-
North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast-
Coast Range of Northwest Oregon-Lower Columbia-
Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley-
Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills-Upper Hood River Valley-
Central Columbia River Gorge-Willapa Hills-South Washington Coast-
I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County-Greater Vancouver Area-
South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of...Astoria...Cannon Beach...Tillamook...
Netarts...Pacific City...Lincoln City...Newport...
Cape Foulweather...Yachats...Florence...Vernonia...Jewell...
Sunset Summit...Lees Camp...Trask...St. Helens...Clatskanie...
Hillsboro...Portland...Wilsonville...Oregon City...Gresham...
Troutdale...Salem...McMinnville...Woodburn...Stayton...Dallas...
Sandy...Estacada...Silver Falls State Park...Sweet Home...
Parkdale...Odell...Hood River...Willapa...Frances...
Elk Mountain...Ryderwood...Raymond...Long Beach...Ocean Park...
Naselle...Cathlamet...Cape Disappointment...Longview...Kelso...
Castle Rock...Vancouver...Battle Ground...Ridgefield...
Washougal...Yacolt...Amboy...Toutle...Ariel...Lake Merwin...
Yale Lake...Cougar...Carson...Underwood
707 PM PST Tue Dec 6 2016

...SOME ROADS LIKELY TO BE ICY TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING...

THE COLDEST NIGHT SO FAR THIS SEASON WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
DROP INTO THE 20S FOR MUCH OF SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON TONIGHT. ENOUGH MOISTURE LINGERS NEAR THE GROUND THAT ROADS
AND SIDEWALKS MAY BECOME FROSTY OR ICY OVERNIGHT...RESULTING IN
SOME SLICK SPOTS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY MORNING. SECONDARY AND
UNTREATED ROADS WILL BE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO BECOMING ICY.

USE CAUTION IF PLANNING ON DRIVING TONIGHT OR WEDNESDAY MORNING.
BLACK ICE CAN BE DIFFICULT TO SPOT AT ANY SPEED...AND CAN CAUSE A
VEHICLE TO LOSE TRACTION WITH LITTLE WARNING.

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