Oregon Weather Alerts

High Wind Warning

The following area is affected:

  • East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades

High Wind Warning In Effect Until 7 Am Pst Sunday
The National Weather Service In Pendleton Has Issued A High Wind
Warning Which Is In Effect Until 7 Am Pst Sunday.
- Timing: Winds Will Gradually Increase Through Today. The Winds
Will Peak Late This Afternoon Through Tonight. Winds Will
Decrease Towards Daybreak Sunday.
- Winds: Sustained Winds Of 30 To 45 Mph With Gusts To 55 Mph.
- Impacts: Sudden Wind Gusts Will Make Traveling Difficult
Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Loose Objects
Including Holiday Decorations May Suddenly Become Airborne.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A High Wind Warning Is Issued When Sustained Winds Are Expected
To Be 40 Mph Or Greater With Gusts In Excess Of 58 Mph. These
Winds Can Easily Toss Around Loose Objects And Down Large Tree
Limbs And Power Lines. Those Venturing Outdoors Should Use
Extreme Caution And Be Alert For Flying Debris. Driving May Also
Be Difficult Especially For High Profile Vehicles. For
Additional Weather Information Check Our Web Site At
Www.weather.gov/pendleton.

High Wind Warning

The following areas are affected:

  • North Central Oregon
  • Central Oregon

High Wind Warning Remains In Effect Until Noon Pst Sunday
A High Wind Warning Remains In Effect Until Noon Pst Sunday.
- Timing: Winds Will Gradually Increase Through Today. The Winds
Will Peak Late This Afternoon Through Mid Morning Sunday. Winds
Will Decrease Towards Noon Sunday.
- Winds: Sustained Winds Of 35 To 45 Mph With Gusts To 60 Mph.
- Impacts: Sudden Wind Gusts Will Make Traveling Difficult
Especially For High Profile Vehicles. Loose Objects
Including Holiday Decorations May Suddenly Become Airborne.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A High Wind Warning Is Issued When Sustained Winds Are Expected
To Be 40 Mph Or Greater With Gusts In Excess Of 58 Mph. These
Winds Can Easily Toss Around Loose Objects And Down Large Tree
Limbs And Power Lines. Those Venturing Outdoors Should Use
Extreme Caution And Be Alert For Flying Debris. Driving May Also
Be Difficult Especially For High Profile Vehicles. For
Additional Weather Information Check Our Web Site At
Www.weather.gov/pendleton.

Flood Warning

The following area is affected:

  • Tillamook

The National Weather Service In Portland Has Issued A
- Flood Warning For
The Nehalem River Near Foss.
- From Late Tonight To Monday Evening Or Until The Warning Is
Cancelled.
- At 9 Am Saturday The Stage Was 8.0 Feet / 6150 Cfs.
- Flood Stage Is 15.0 Feet And Flood Flow Is 25900 Cfs.
- Minor Flooding Is Forecast.
- Forecast This River Is Forecast To Rise Above Flood Stage Around
4 Am Sunday And Is Expected To Crest At 18.1 Ft Around 4 Pm Sunday.
- Impact Above 18 Ft, Expect Widespread Flooding Of Low Lying Farm
Land And Structures Downstream Of The Foss Gauging Station To
Nehalem. Street Flooding In The Town Of Nehalem Begins At This
Point, Usually During The High Tide.

High Surf Advisory

The following areas are affected:

  • South Washington Coast
  • North Oregon Coast

High Surf Advisory Remains In Effect Until 7 Pm Pst This
Evening For The South Washington Coast And The North And Central
Oregon Coast
A High Surf Advisory Remains In Effect Until 7 Pm Pst This
Evening.
- Seas And Surf: Seas Will Remain Around 20 Ft Through Today With
Periods Around 17 Seconds. Waves Will Slowly Subside To Around
17 Ft Late This Evening. Swell Of This Magnitude Will Produce
Dangerous Surf Conditions.
- Impacts: Exercise Extreme Caution Along Beaches. Unpredictable
Waves May Surprise Beach Goers And Wash Much Farther Up The
Beach Than The Preceding Waves Over The Previous 15 To 30
Minutes. Please Avoid Area Jetties Today.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A High Surf Advisory Means That High Surf Will Affect Beaches In
The Advisory Area Producing Rip Currents And Localized Beach
Erosion.

Areal Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • Lower Columbia
  • Greater Portland Metro Area
  • Central Willamette Valley
  • South Willamette Valley
  • Upper Hood River Valley
  • Western Columbia River Gorge
  • South Washington Coast
  • North Oregon Coast
  • Coast Range of Northwest Oregon

Flood Watch Remains In Effect From 4 Pm Pst This Afternoon
Through Monday Afternoon For Southwest Washington And Northwest
Oregon
The Flood Watch Continues For Southwest Washington And Northwest
Oregon From 4 Pm Pst This Afternoon Through Monday Afternoon.

A Classic Atmospheric River Type Precipitation Event Is Setting Up
Over The Pacific Northwest Today Which Will Continue To Impact
The Region Into Early Monday. A Very Long Fetch Of Moisture With
Origins West To The South China Sea Is Feeding Into This
System Bringing The Potential For Very Large Rainfall Totals
Across The Region. A Deep And Moist Westerly Flow Will Develop
Today And Continue Through Sunday. With The Flow Forecasted To
Remain Perpendicular To The Coast Range And Cascades For An
Extended Period Of Time Expect Strong Orographic Enhancement To
Lead To The Highest Rainfall Totals Over The Mountains. The Coast
Range Foothills And Cascades Are Expected To See In The Range Of
6 To 12 Inches Of Rain With Locally Higher Amounts Possible.
Lower But Still Significant Totals Are Expected For The Lower
Terrain. Projected Rainfall Along The Coast Is Forecasted To Be
Around 4 To 8 Inches. The Interior Lowlands Should See 1 To 4
Inches With The Highest Amounts Closer To The Cascade Foothills.
Given The Latest Forecasted Rainfall Totals It Appears That
There Is The Strong Potential For Flooding Over The Weekend On
Numerous Rivers And Tributaries Draining The Coast Range And
Cascades. A Few Rivers May Even Reach Major Flood Stage. The
Current River Stage Forecasts Indicate That The Faster Responding
Rivers Could Reach Flood Stage As Early As Tonight. There Are Also Likely
To Be Impacts From Urban And Small Stream Flooding And Flooding
Along Low Lying Pasture Land.
In Addition To The Flooding Concerns Excessive Rainfall Has The
Potential To Create Landslides Debris Flows And Excessive Runoff
In The Vicinity Of Recent Wildfire Burn Scars. Burn Scars From Two
Large Fires This Summer The 36 Pit Fire In The Clackamas River
Basin Near Estacada And The Deception Complex Near Oakridge Will
Be Particularly Vulnerable.

Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On
Current Forecasts.
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.
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.
The Next Update For This Watch Will Be Issued By 10 Pm Saturday
Night.

Areal Flood Watch

The following areas are affected:

  • East Columbia River Gorge
  • East Slopes of the Oregon Cascades
  • North Central Oregon
  • Central Oregon

Flood Watch Remains In Effect From This Afternoon Through
Monday Afternoon
The Flood Watch Continues For
- Portions Of Oregon And Washington Including The Following
Areas In Oregon Central Oregon East Columbia River Gorge
Of Oregon East Slopes Of The Oregon Cascades And North Central
Oregon. In Washington East Slopes Of The Washington Cascades
And Simcoe Highlands Eastern Columbia River Gorge Of
Washington Kittitas Valley And The Yakima Valley.
- From This Afternoon Through Monday Afternoon
- Moderate To Heavy Rainfall Along The East Slopes Of The Cascades
Will Lead To Rising Rivers As Well As The Small Creeks And
Streams. Snow Levels Will Start Off Around 2500-3000 Feet But
Will Quickly Rise To Over 6000 Feet By Sunday Afternoon.
- Small Creeks And Streams Will Start To Rise Today With The
Larger Rivers Seeing Substantial Rises Tonight And Sunday. Minor
Flooding Will Be Possible Sunday Evening Into Monday Evening For
The Deschutes River Near Moody And The Naches River Near
Naches. Several Other Rivers Are Expected To Crest At Action
Stage But Are Not Forecast To Reach Flood Stage. However The
Small Creeks And Streams Could See Minor Flooding Especially
Sunday As Moderate Rain And Snow Melt Are Expected To Occur.
Precautionary/preparedness Actions
A Flood Watch Means There Is A Potential For Flooding Based On
Current Forecasts.
You Should Monitor The Latest Forecasts And Be Alert For Possible
Flood Warnings. Those Living In Areas Prone To Flooding Should Be
Prepared To Take Action Should Flooding Develop.

Severe weather alerts for Northwest Oregon, Southwest Washington, and the Portland Metro area. Alerts are shown as they happen and are updated on an hourly basis.