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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 2:00 PM PST on December 07, 2016

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 09, 2016


... Winter Storm Warning in effect from 8 am Thursday to midnight
PST Thursday night for the greater Portland and Vancouver Metro
areas... the Interstate 5 corridor and lower Columbia region of
southwest Washington and extreme northwest Oregon... the north
Oregon Coast Range... the Willapa Hills of southwest Washington... the
north Oregon Cascade foothills... and the South Washington Cascade
foothills...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Winter
Storm Warning... which is in effect from 8 am Thursday to midnight
PST Thursday night.

* Timing... snow will begin mid to late morning on Thursday...
continue through much of the day Thursday in the inland areas
but start to change to freezing rain in the coastal mountains in
the afternoon and in the inland areas around 4 PM. Freezing
rain will then continue inland until midnight... especially near
The Gorge.

* Snow accumulations... generally 2 to 4 inches... but locally 3 to
6 inches in areas such as far eastern Clark County... on the
foothills of the Cascades and in the coastal mountains.

* Ice accumulations... up to a quarter inch of ice is possible
later Thursday and Thursday night.

* Wind... strong east winds locally gusting 40 to 50 mph across
the eastern Portland and Vancouver Metro area will lead to
areas of blowing snow... as well as cold wind chills.

* Impacts... travel will be difficult... especially from late
morning through Thursday evening. Power outages are possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow, sleet,
and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also possible.
This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.






Wind Advisory

Statement as of 11:34 AM PST on December 07, 2016

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 08, 2016


... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to
4 PM PST Thursday for the greater Portland and Vancouver Metro
area...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to
4 PM PST Thursday.

* East Metro and in the west hills: east winds 30 to 40 mph with
gusts to 55 mph.

* Elsewhere in the Metro area: east winds 20 to 25 mph with
gusts 35 to 45 mph.

* Timing: increasing Wednesday afternoon and continuing through
Thursday. Strongest winds likely to be Thursday morning.

* Wind chill: mainly in the teens and 20s... though locally as
low as 5 to 10 degrees east Metro and in The West Hills.

* Impacts: the strongest east wind event so far this season...
combined with expected snow and ice Thursday... will likely
cause some tree damage and power outages. The winds may make
travel difficult at times... particularly on north-south
bridges such as the Interstate bridge along Interstate 5 and
the Glenn Jackson bridge along Interstate 205.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside.





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Alaska - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Blizzard Warning
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory, Ice Storm Warning
Colorado - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Delaware - Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Record Report
Georgia - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Record Report
Idaho - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory
Kansas - Wind Chill Advisory
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Maryland - Public Information Statement
Massachusetts - Special Statement
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning
Minnesota - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Nebraska - Wind Chill Advisory , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Winter Weather Advisory
New Jersey - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
New Mexico - Special Statement
New York - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Record Report
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
Ohio - Lake Effect Snow Watch
Oregon - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Lake Effect Snow Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Special Statement , Record Report
South Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory , Special Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Freeze Watch , Special Statement , Special Statement, Hard Freeze Warning
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Vermont - Special Statement
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Record Report
Washington - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Storm Watch , Record Report , Public Information Statement
West Virginia - Record Report
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Wind Chill Advisory , Wind Chill Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch , Special Statement

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