High Winds and Flooding Heading Our Way

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Flooding Ziak-Gnat Creek Road and Ziak Bridge from the Clatsop County media archives

Forecast for the NorthCoast is high winds and flooding beginning Monday morning 3 am, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind warning has been issued from 3 am to noon on Monday, followed by a high wind watch all along the central and north Oregon and south Washington coast.  Winds are expected at 30-40 mph with gusts at 60-65 mph.

A second front will bring additional wind and heavy rain with south winds blowing at 30-40 mph and gusts to 60 mph through Tuesday afternoon. The heavy rain may cause flooding on small streams and rivers on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Significant rises will occur on main stem rivers but flooding is not expected at this time.

 

URGENT WEATHER MESSAGE

HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 AM TO NOON PST MONDAY

NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS OF THE SOUTH WASHINGTON…NORTH AND

CENTRAL OREGON COASTS…

…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON

THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON…NORTH AND

CENTRAL OREGON COASTS……

THE HIGH WIND WARNING NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS IS NOW IN EFFECT

FROM 3 AM TO NOON PST MONDAY. A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT

FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS AND TIMING OF THE FIRST FRONT: SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 60 OR 65 MPH NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS ARE

EXPECTED TO BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE INTO MONDAY

MORNING. GUSTS TO 45 OR 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE IN COASTAL

COMMUNITIES.

* WINDS AND TIMING OF THE SECOND FRONT: SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH

WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH ARE EXPECTED LATE MONDAY THROUGH

TUESDAY…EXCEPT NEAR BEACHES AND HEADLANDS EXPECT SOUTH WINDS

40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 75 OR 80 MPH MONDAY NIGHT AND

TUESDAY. WINDS MAY BEGIN TO DECREASE ON THE SOUTH WASHINGTON AND

NORTH OREGON COASTS TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: LINCOLN CITY…NEWPORT…CAPE

FOULWEATHER…YACHATS…FLORENCE…ASTORIA… CANNON BEACH…

TILLAMOOK…NETARTS…PACIFIC CITY… RAYMOND…LONG

BEACH… CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT

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.

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

FORECASTS.

 

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR

755 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2011

…HEAVY RAIN MAY CAUSE FLOODING ON SMALL STREAMS TUESDAY AND

WEDNESDAY…

…HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED TO PUSH COASTAL RIVERS CLOSE TO BANKFULL…

.AN APPROACHING PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS WASHINGTON AND

OREGON TONIGHT AND MONDAY…SPREADING LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN

ACROSS THE REGION. THIS FRONTAL ZONE WILL STALL OVER SOUTHERN

WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON…PROVIDING A CONDUIT FOR HEAVY

RAIN TO MOVE ONSHORE TUESDAY AND POSSIBLY WEDNESDAY. STRONG WINDS

ALOFT ALONG THE FRONT WILL ENHANCE RAINFALL ALONG THE WILLAPA

HILLS AND NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE BY TUESDAY…WITH SEVERAL

INCHES OF RAIN EXPECTED BY WEDNESDAY MORNING. THE HEAVY RAINFALL

RATES MAY BE TOO MUCH FOR SOME SMALL STREAMS TO HANDLE…

POTENTIALLY CAUSING FLOODING ON CREEKS AND SMALLER RIVERS.

SIGNIFICANT RISES WILL OCCUR ON THE MAIN STEM COASTAL RIVERS…BUT

FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED ON THESE LARGER RIVERS AT THIS TIME.

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NORTH OREGON COAST-COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-WILLAPA HILLS-

SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ASTORIA…CANNON BEACH…TILLAMOOK…

VERNONIA…JEWELL…TRASK…FRANCES…RYDERWOOD…RAYMOND…

LONG BEACH…CATHLAMET

755 PM PST SUN NOV 20 2011

…FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY

AFTERNOON FOR COASTAL AREAS OF SOUTHERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN

OREGON…THE WILLAPA HILLS…AND NORTHERN OREGON COAST RANGE…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST

WASHINGTON…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTHWEST

OREGON…COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND NORTH OREGON

COAST. IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON…SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND

WILLAPA HILLS.

* FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

* HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECT TO DEVELOP ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST

WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.

SEVERAL INCHES OF RAINFALL ARE EXPECTED IN THE WILLAPA HILLS AND

NORTH OREGON COAST RANGE…POTENTIALLY DRIVING CREEKS AND SMALL

RIVERS TO FLOOD TUESDAY AND POSSIBLY WEDNESDAY.

* SIGNIFICANT RISES ARE EXPECTED ON LARGER COASTAL RIVERS…BUT

THEY ARE STARTING OFF LOW. WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED

ON LARGER MAIN STEM RIVERS AT THIS TIME.

 

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 2 PM MONDAY.