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Oregon, Lower Columbia

Special Statement

Statement as of 2:52 PM PDT on September 22, 2014

Expires 6:00 PM EDT on September 23, 2014

... The first organized frontal system of the season to bring rain
and much cooler temperatures to southwest Washington and northwest
Oregon on Tuesday and Wednesday...

The fall equinox occurs at 729 PM PDT Monday. Right on cue... the
first organized frontal system of the fall will begin to move
onshore Tuesday. Expect widespread moderate to heavy rain to
accompany the front as it pushes across the region later Tue into
early Wed... along with some gusty winds along the coastal beaches
and headlands. This system will also usher in a showery and
significantly cooler weather pattern that will last through the
remainder of the week.

Rainfall totals from Tuesday through the end of the week are
expected to reach near an inch over the interior lowlands... and 1
to 2 inches for the coast and mountains. The colder air mass will
bring snow levels into the high Cascades... and some of the higher
mountain ski resorts may even see some snowflakes. Motorists are
urged to use caution on the roadways over the next few days.
Given the long period of dry weather that has preceded this
front... residual oil and grease on the Road surfaces will likely
become quite slick at the onset of the rain.

Weather Severe Map
Alaska - Areal Flood Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Colorado - Areal Flood Warning
Florida - Flood Warning
Georgia - Areal Flood Warning
Hawaii - Record Report
Idaho - Air Quality Alert
Indiana - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Special Statement
Kansas - Areal Flood Warning
Kentucky - Public Information Statement
Maryland - Frost Advisory
Massachusetts - Winter Weather Statement
Michigan - Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement
Nevada - Dense Smoke Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
New Hampshire - Winter Weather Statement
New Mexico - Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Beach Hazard Statement
Ohio - Public Information Statement
Oregon - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Pennsylvania - Frost Advisory
Texas - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch
Virginia - Frost Advisory
Washington - Special Statement
West Virginia - Frost Advisory
Wisconsin - Special Statement

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