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Areal Flood Watch

Statement as of 2:45 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 3:43 AM EST on December 23, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through
Monday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Oregon and Washington... including the following
areas... in Oregon... central Oregon... East Columbia river gorge
of Oregon... east slopes of the Oregon Cascades and north central
Oregon. In Washington... east slopes of the Washington Cascades
and Simcoe Highlands... eastern Columbia River gorge of
Washington... Kittitas Valley and the Yakima Valley.

* From this afternoon through Monday afternoon

* moderate to heavy rainfall along the east slopes of the Cascades
will lead to rising rivers as well as the small creeks and
streams. Snow levels will start off around 2500-3000 feet... but
will quickly rise to over 6000 feet by Sunday afternoon.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the
larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday. Minor
flooding will be possible Sunday evening into Monday evening for
the Deschutes river near Moody... and the Naches River near
Naches. Several other rivers are expected to crest at action
stage... but are not forecast to reach flood stage. However... the
small creeks and streams could see minor flooding... especially
Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

You should monitor the latest forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





121 am PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a
* Flood Watch for
the Naches River near Naches
* from Sunday evening to late Monday night.
* At 11:15 PM Friday the stage was 14.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is possible.
* Flood stage is 17.8 feet.
* Forecast... flood stage may be reached by Sunday evening.
* The river is forecast to reach a maximum stage of 18.3 feet by late
Monday morning.




Wind Advisory

Statement as of 2:29 AM PST on December 20, 2014

Expires 3:00 PM EST on December 21, 2014


... Wind Advisory remains in effect from noon today to noon PST
Sunday...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect from noon today to noon PST
Sunday.

* Timing: winds will pick up this afternoon and continue through
Sunday afternoon.

* Winds: sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 55
mph are expected. These gusts will likely be along the base of
the Yakima Valley as it meets up with the Simcoe Highlands... and
may not be as strong further into the valley.

* Impacts: sudden wind gusts will make traveling difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects... including
Holiday decorations... may suddenly become airborne.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast
between 30 and 39 mph or gusts ranging from 45 to 57 mph. Winds
of these magnitudes can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Minor property damage may also occur. For
additional weather information... check our web site at
www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton.




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