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Washington, Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County

Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 3:22 PM PST on January 15, 2017

Expires 7:00 AM EST on January 19, 2017


... Flood Watch in effect for the north Oregon coast and Coast
Range... Portland/Vancouver Metro area... Columbia River gorge... and
southwest Washington from the Willapa Hills to the South
Washington Cascades... from Tuesday morning through late Wednesday
night...

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... central Columbia River gorge... Coast Range of
northwest Oregon... greater Portland Metro area... lower
Columbia... north Oregon coast... Upper Hood River Valley and
western Columbia River gorge. In southwest Washington...
central Columbia River gorge... Greater Vancouver area... I-5
corridor in Cowlitz County... South Washington Cascade
foothills... South Washington Cascades... South Washington
coast... western Columbia River gorge and Willapa Hills.

* From Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night

* freezing levels will rise to over 8000 feet Monday night leading
to rapid snow melt. In addition... heavy rain beginning Tuesday
will cause sharp rises on rivers and creeks draining the Coast
Range... South Washington Cascades... and Willapa Hills.

* Rainfall amounts through Thursday...
    *portland/Vancouver Metro area... ... 1.5 to 3 inches
    *north Coast Range/Willapa Hills... .4 to 8 inches
    *south Washington Cascades... ... ... .4 to 8 inches

* impacts...
    *street flooding is possible in urban areas where ice and snow
     may block storm drains.

* Rivers of concern include the Grays in Wahkiakum County... the
lower Nehalem and Wilson in Tillamook County... the upper
Tualatin in Washington County... the marys in Benton County... and
Johnson Creek in Clackamas County.

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.





Small Craft for Rough Bar Advisory

Statement as of 8:54 PM PST on January 15, 2017

Expires 1:00 AM EST on January 17, 2017


... Small Craft Advisory for rough bar remains in effect from 5 am
to 9 am PST Monday...
... Small Craft Advisory for rough bar in effect from 5 PM to
10 PM PST Monday...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for rough bar... which is in effect from 5 PM to 10 PM
PST Monday.

* In the Main Channel...

* general seas... 7 to 9 feet tonight and Monday.

* First Ebb... seas temporarily building to 11 feet during the Ebb
around 730 am Monday.

* Second Ebb... seas temporarily building to 12 feet during the Ebb
around 730 PM Monday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Small Craft Advisory for rough bar means that wave conditions
are expected to be hazardous to small craft in or near Harbor
entrances.







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