Central Coast Range of Western Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 10:03 PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect from 7 PM PST this evening
through late Wednesday night for portions of northwest Oregon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of northwest Oregon... including the following
areas... Cascade foothills in Lane County... central Coast Range
of western Oregon... central Oregon coast... central Willamette
Valley... northern Oregon Cascade foothills and south
Willamette Valley.

* From 7 PM PST this evening through late Wednesday night

* the onset of heavy rain Tuesday night... combined with some
snowmelt in the Coast Range and Cascades foothills... will cause
rises on rivers and creeks draining the Coast Range... and north
Oregon Cascade foothills.

* Rainfall amounts through Thursday... 1 to 2 inches in the central
and southern Willamette Valley... 3 to 6 inches central Oregon
coast and Coast Range... and 2 to 4 inches north Oregon Cascade
foothills.

* Rivers of greatest concern include the Siletz river in Lincoln
County and the Marys River in Benton County. However... both of
these rivers are forecast to crest just below flood stage.
Forecasts will be updated as needed as the heavy rain moves in.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

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.

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.





High Wind Warning
Issued: 15:48 PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday
for the Coast Range of northwest Oregon and the central Coast
Range of western Oregon...

* winds: south to southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph.
On higher more exposed ridges expect southerly winds 35 to 45
mph with gusts up to 70 mph.

* Timing: two bursts... with one period of stronger winds through
this evening... and the main burst of strong winds Wednesday
morning into early Wednesday afternoon.

* Locations include: Vernonia... Veneta..and Mapleton.

* Impacts: some power outages are possible. Tree damage is
highly likely... especially after a prolonged period of snow
loading and damage from recent freezing rain events. Drive
with extreme caution in the warning area and be prepared for
flying and downed debris on roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.




Gale Warning, Storm Warning, Hazardous Seas Warning
Issued: 14:45 PST Jan. 17, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Storm Warning remains in effect until 4 PM PST Wednesday...
... Hazardous seas warning remains in effect from 4 PM to 10 PM
PST Wednesday...

* winds... south gales 30 to 40 knots this afternoon... increasing
to storm force 35 to 50 kt with gusts to 65 kt late this
afternoon and evening continuing into Wednesday afternoon.

* Seas... west swell and wind waves will produce very steep
combined seas of 13 to 18 feet this afternoon. Seas become
mainly wind driven and extremely high and steep at 24 to 28 feet
tonight continuing through Wednesday evening.

* Areas affected and timing... all areas will experience
hazardous conditions through Wednesday... but the strongest
winds and steepest seas will occur as the front approaches the
coast and a coastal jet forms Wednesday morning through
afternoon.

* View the hazard area in detail at http://weather.Gov/Medford/hazard

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots along with very
steep and hazardous seas are imminent or occurring. Operating a
vessel in gale conditions requires experience and properly
equipped vessels. It is highly recommended that mariners without
the proper experience seek safe Harbor prior to the onset of gale
conditions.

A Storm Warning means winds of 48 to 63 knots along with
extremely steep and dangerous seas are imminent or occurring.
Recreational boaters should remain in port... or take shelter
until winds and waves subside. Commercial vessels should prepare
for very strong winds and dangerous sea conditions and consider
remaining in port or taking shelter in port until winds and waves
subside.

A hazardous seas warning means very steep and hazardous sea
conditions are imminent or occurring. Recreational boaters should
remain in port... or take shelter until waves subside. Commercial
vessels should prepare for rough seas and consider remaining in
port or taking shelter in port until hazardous seas subside.



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