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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 6:34 PM PST on December 17, 2014

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 19, 2014

... High wind watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening near beaches and headlands for the north and
central Oregon coast...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind
watch near beaches and headlands... which is in effect from
Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Winds: south winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph near
beaches and headlands. Winds will be lighter in the coastal
communities... south 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

* Timing: a short burst of strong winds will likely occur sometime
Thursday afternoon or evening... lasting two to four hours.

* Locations include: Clatsop Spit... Garibaldi... Barview jetty...
Cape Meares... Cape Foulweather... Yaquina bridge in Newport...

* impacts: exposed sections of Highway 101 will likely experience
strong winds. Drivers of high profile vehicles traveling coastal
routes should be prepared for strong gusts. Strong winds will
also likely affect CAPES and jetties... making them hazardous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest


Special Statement

Statement as of 2:35 PM PST on December 17, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EST on December 18, 2014

... Potential for flooding Saturday night through Monday for
northwest Oregon and southwest Washington rivers...

A storm system developing over the Pacific is expected to bring
heavy rain to the Pacific northwest Saturday evening through
Sunday. As of now... it looks like the heaviest rain will be in
the north Oregon Coast Range and the north Oregon and South
Washington Cascades... but this forecast is uncertain.
Meteorologists will be keeping a close eye on the development of
this storm. This is a classic atmospheric river event that could
produce some areas of very heavy rain.

Rainfall amounts are currently projected as 5 to 8 inches for the
coast... Coast Range and Cascades... with 2 to 5 inches for valley
locations. Snow levels will be high... well above pass level... for
most of this event. If we get these amounts of rain or more...
there will likely be flooding on area rivers and creeks Saturday
night through Monday.

Stay up to date with the latest NWS forecasts at
weather.Gov/Portland or Mobile.Weather.Gov.

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