Flood Warning

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Trask River near Tillamook.
* from late tonight to Sunday afternoon or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 4 PM Saturday the stage was...9.9 feet / 2600 cfs.
* Flood stage is 16.5 feet and flood flow is 12100 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 2 AM
  Sunday and is expected to crest near 18.5 ft around 4 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 16.5 ft, Expect some minor flooding along the lower
  Trask River. Dairy farms, buildings, and a few residences adjacent
  to the Trask in the vicinity of Hwy 101 may be threatened.

&&

LAT...LON 4543 12372 4542 12381 4545 12388 4546 12388 4544 12371

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Wilson River near Tillamook.
* until Sunday evening or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 4 PM Saturday the stage was...11.1 feet / 13900 cfs.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet and flood flow is 16200 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 7 PM
  Saturday and is expected to crest near 13.4 ft around 4 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 12 ft, Minor flooding of low lying dairy and pasture
  land north and east of Tillamook can be expected, particularly
  during high tides.

&&

LAT...LON 4546 12385 4549 12385 4548 12373 4547 12372 4546 12375

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Santiam River At Jefferson.
* from Sunday morning to Monday evening...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...7.8 feet / 16300 cfs.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet and flood flow is 56300 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  11 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 17.9 ft around 10 PM
  Sunday.
* Impact...Above 15.0 ft, Expect widespread lowland and agricultural
  flooding. Some secondary roads in low lying areas will be flooded
  at this level.

&&

LAT...LON 4474 12310 4476 12309 4474 12303 4470 12298 4468 12300

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Sandy River near Bull Run.
* from Sunday morning to Monday morning...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...11.1 feet / 4600 cfs.
* Flood stage is 19.3 feet and flood flow is 42000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  9 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 21.0 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 19.3 feet, Expect areas of significant bank erosion
  and some minor flooding over lowlands along the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4540 12226 4542 12222 4550 12227 4554 12237 4553 12239

$$



FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Sandy River near Bull Run.
* from Sunday morning to Monday morning...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...11.1 feet / 4600 cfs.
* Flood stage is 19.3 feet and flood flow is 42000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  9 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 21.0 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 19.3 feet, Expect areas of significant bank erosion
  and some minor flooding over lowlands along the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4540 12226 4542 12222 4550 12227 4554 12237 4553 12239

$$



FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Siuslaw River near Mapleton.
* until Monday morning or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...17.5 feet / 21300 cfs.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 22400 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 6 PM
  Saturday and is expected to crest near 21.4 ft around 10 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 20.O feet, Expect water over East Mapleton Road.
  Flooding of some low-lying homes and structures begins. Flooding
  may be exacerbated by high tide.

&&

LAT...LON 4397 12402 4400 12404 4408 12387 4406 12380 4401 12384

$$


FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Marys River near Philomath.
* from late tonight to late Monday night...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...16.7 feet / 2900 cfs.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet and flood flow is 5100 cfs.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  3 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 21.0 ft around 10 PM
  Sunday.
* Impact...Above 20.8 ft, Expect widespread flooding in Philomath,
  especially on the south side in the vicinity of Chapel drive and
  Grange Hall Road, in central Benton County, and portions of
  Corvallis.

&&

LAT...LON 4453 12338 4453 12331 4455 12327 4453 12327 4450 12331

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The N Santiam River at Mehama.
* from Sunday morning to late Sunday night...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...6.8 feet / 8800 cfs.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet and flood flow is 31000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  10 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 11.4 ft around 4 PM
  Sunday.
* Impact...Above 11.0 feet, Expect minor flooding of low-lying areas
  along the North Santiam.

&&

LAT...LON 4478 12277 4480 12277 4480 12261 4476 12241 4474 12241

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The N Santiam River at Mehama.
* from Sunday morning to late Sunday night...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...6.8 feet / 8800 cfs.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet and flood flow is 31000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  10 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 11.4 ft around 4 PM
  Sunday.
* Impact...Above 11.0 feet, Expect minor flooding of low-lying areas
  along the North Santiam.

&&

LAT...LON 4478 12277 4480 12277 4480 12261 4476 12241 4474 12241

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

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631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Santiam River At Jefferson.
* from Sunday morning to Monday evening...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...7.8 feet / 16300 cfs.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet and flood flow is 56300 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  11 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 17.9 ft around 10 PM
  Sunday.
* Impact...Above 15.0 ft, Expect widespread lowland and agricultural
  flooding. Some secondary roads in low lying areas will be flooded
  at this level.

&&

LAT...LON 4474 12310 4476 12309 4474 12303 4470 12298 4468 12300

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Grays River near Rosburg.
* from this evening to late Sunday night or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 2 PM Saturday the stage was...9.4 feet / 3400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 12.0 feet and flood flow is 8300 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 9 PM
  Saturday and is expected to crest near 13.0 ft around 4 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 12.0 feet, expect some flooding of roads along and
  near the Grays River, including roadway approaches to the Altoona
  Bridge over the Grays, and portions of Covered Bridge Road,
  Barr-Durrah Road, and Loop Road near Rosburg and Hwy 4.

&&

LAT...LON 4630 12368 4631 12370 4636 12361 4637 12355 4635 12356

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Nehalem River near Foss.
* from late tonight to late Sunday night or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...11.5 feet / 15400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet and flood flow is 25900 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 12 AM
  Sunday and is expected to crest near 16.8 ft around 10 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 15 ft, expect minor flooding of low lying farm land
  and structures.

&&

LAT...LON 4568 12389 4573 12391 4574 12387 4573 12376 4570 12375

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Nehalem River near Foss.
* from late tonight to late Sunday night or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...11.5 feet / 15400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet and flood flow is 25900 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 12 AM
  Sunday and is expected to crest near 16.8 ft around 10 AM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 15 ft, expect minor flooding of low lying farm land
  and structures.

&&

LAT...LON 4568 12389 4573 12391 4574 12387 4573 12376 4570 12375

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

ORC003-041-210922-
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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Alsea River Near Tidewater.
* from late tonight to Monday morning or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...14.0 feet / 13100 cfs.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 19500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 3 AM
  Sunday and is expected to crest near 19.5 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 18 ft, Expect minor flooding of low-lying pasture
  land, roads, and a few structures close to the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4437 12382 4440 12402 4444 12402 4441 12382

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

ORC003-041-210922-
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523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Alsea River Near Tidewater.
* from late tonight to Monday morning or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...14.0 feet / 13100 cfs.
* Flood stage is 18.0 feet and flood flow is 19500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river will rise above flood stage around 3 AM
  Sunday and is expected to crest near 19.5 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 18 ft, Expect minor flooding of low-lying pasture
  land, roads, and a few structures close to the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4437 12382 4440 12402 4444 12402 4441 12382

$$

FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

NW Oregon/SW Washington Coastal Rivers Bulletin



...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Washington...Oregon...

  Grays River near Rosburg affecting Wahkiakum County
  Nehalem River near Foss affecting Clatsop and Tillamook Counties
  Wilson River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Trask River near Tillamook affecting Tillamook County
  Siletz River at Siletz affecting Lincoln County
  Alsea River Near Tidewater affecting Benton and Lincoln Counties
  Siuslaw River near Mapleton affecting Lane County

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 1:00 am Sunday.

ORC041-210923-
/O.EXT.KPQR.FL.W.0020.141221T0113Z-141222T0449Z/
/SILO3.1.ER.141221T0014Z.141221T0600Z.141221T2249Z.NO/
523 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Siletz River at Siletz.
* from this afternoon to Sunday evening or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 4 PM Saturday the stage was...16.3 feet / 19500 cfs.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet and flood flow is 19000 cfs.
* Forecast...This river will crest around 18.0 ft around 10 PM Saturday.
  After the crest, this river is forecast to fall below flood stage
  Sunday afternoon.
* Impact...Above 18 ft, Expect minor flooding of a small housing
  development near mile post 8 down stream from Mack Landing.
  Widespread lowland and pasture land flooding also occurs at this
  level. Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.

&&

LAT...LON 4470 12394 4490 12401 4489 12391 4472 12386

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

ORC003-053-211031-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FL.W.0026.141221T1031Z-141224T0428Z/
/SUVO3.1.ER.141221T1031Z.141222T1200Z.141223T1928Z.NO/
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Luckiamute River near Suver.
* from late tonight to Tuesday evening...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...18.4 feet / 3000 cfs.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet and flood flow is 7500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  3 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 30.8 ft around 4 AM Monday.
* Impact...Above 29.0 ft, Expect widespread flooding of the lowland
  agricultural lands upstream from Falls City and Maple Grove to the
  confluence with the Willamette River. Also expect flooding and
  possible closure of numerous secondary roads near the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4479 12327 4479 12321 4476 12316 4472 12316 4475 12323

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

ORC003-053-211031-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FL.W.0026.141221T1031Z-141224T0428Z/
/SUVO3.1.ER.141221T1031Z.141222T1200Z.141223T1928Z.NO/
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Luckiamute River near Suver.
* from late tonight to Tuesday evening...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...18.4 feet / 3000 cfs.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet and flood flow is 7500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  3 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 30.8 ft around 4 AM Monday.
* Impact...Above 29.0 ft, Expect widespread flooding of the lowland
  agricultural lands upstream from Falls City and Maple Grove to the
  confluence with the Willamette River. Also expect flooding and
  possible closure of numerous secondary roads near the river.

&&

LAT...LON 4479 12327 4479 12321 4476 12316 4472 12316 4475 12323

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

ORC005-211030-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FL.W.0027.141221T0943Z-141223T0856Z/
/ESTO3.3.ER.141221T0943Z.141222T0000Z.141223T0256Z.NO/
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Clackamas River at Estacada.
* from late tonight to late Monday night...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...13.3 feet / 4200 cfs.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet and flood flow is 23300 cfs.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  2 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 26.5 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 25 ft, expect major flood damage at parks along the
  river. Also expect flooding in Carver, along with numerous homes
  along the Clackamas River from Estacada downstream to the
  confluence with the Willamette.

&&

LAT...LON 4529 12235 4536 12243 4538 12250 4541 12249 4539 12239

$$

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

Willamette Tributaries Bulletin


...The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a flood
warning for the following rivers in Oregon...

  Marys River near Philomath affecting Benton County
  N Santiam River at Mehama affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Santiam River At Jefferson affecting Linn and Marion Counties
  Luckiamute River near Suver affecting Benton and Polk Counties
  Clackamas River at Estacada affecting Clackamas County
  Clackamas River near Oregon City affecting Clackamas County
  Sandy River near Bull Run affecting Clackamas and Multnomah
  Counties

River forecasts are based on observed and forecast rainfall and
temperatures, and they include current and planned reservoir
releases.

For the latest river stages and forecasts, visit
weather.gov/portland.

The next update for these locations will be issued by 2:00 am Sunday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown. Don`t drive into flooded areas.
Avoid walking near riverbanks during high water.

&&

ORC005-211030-
/O.NEW.KPQR.FL.W.0028.141221T1517Z-141223T0429Z/
/COCO3.3.ER.141221T1517Z.141222T0000Z.141222T2229Z.UU/
631 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
  The Clackamas River near Oregon City.
* from Sunday morning to Monday evening...or until the warning is
  cancelled.
* At 5 PM Saturday the stage was...26.1 feet / 3900 cfs.
* Flood stage is 39.0 feet and flood flow is 40000 cfs.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...This river is forecast to rise above flood stage around
  7 AM Sunday and is expected to crest near 46.2 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact...Above 46 feet, expect major flooding of some residences and
  buildings along the lower Clackamas River, including the mobile
  home park just downstream of Carver Bridge.

&&

LAT...LON 4538 12250 4537 12260 4539 12260 4541 12256 4541 12249

$$

Coastal Flood Advisory

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-210600-
/O.CAN.KPQR.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-141221T0300Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.CF.Y.0003.141221T1700Z-141221T2300Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM PST
SUNDAY FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND NORTH AND CENTRAL
OREGON COAST FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
SURF ADVISORY. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
9 AM TO 3 PM PST SUNDAY.

* SEAS AND SURF: SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED AND HIGH SURF CONDITIONS HAVE
  ENDED.

* TIDES: THE OBSERVED HIGH TIDE DURING THE LATE MORNING ON SUNDAY
  IS EXPECTED TO REACH AROUND 11 FT AT TOKE POINT WASHINGTON...AND
  BETWEEN 10 FT AND 11 FT FOR ASTORIA AND SOUTH BEACH OREGON...
  WITH TIDAL ANOMALIES OF AROUND 1.5 FT. THIS HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 11 AM AND THESE VALUES ARE SIMILAR TO THE TIDES OBSERVED
  TODAY.

* RIVER FLOWS: COASTAL RIVERS FLOW ARE INCREASING DUE RECENT
  ABUNDANT RAINFALL. WITH EXPECTED ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
  TONIGHT...THE WILLAPA...NEHALEM...WILSON...SILETZ...ALSEA...AND
  SIUSLAW RIVERS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO BE AT OR NEAR BANKFULL.
  RIVERS MAY CONTINUE TO RUN NEAR FLOOD FLOWS DURING THE MIDDAY
  MONDAY HIGH TIDE AS WELL.

* IMPACTS: AFFECTED LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR
  BAYS AND SLOUGHS...HIGHWAY 101...HIGHWAY 126 EAST OF
  FLORENCE... AND THE LOWER REACHES OF COASTAL RIVERS.
  HISTORICALLY...TIDES AROUND 11 FT PAIRED WITH NEAR FLOOD FLOWS
  ON LOCAL RIVERS HAVE RESULTED IN MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW NEAR
  RAYMOND...TILLAMOOK... NEHALEM...WALDPORT...AND DEPOE BAY. THE
  GREATEST IMPACTS ARE LIKELY BETWEEN 9 AM AND 2 PM ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-210600-
/O.CAN.KPQR.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-141221T0300Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.CF.Y.0003.141221T1700Z-141221T2300Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM PST
SUNDAY FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND NORTH AND CENTRAL
OREGON COAST FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
SURF ADVISORY. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
9 AM TO 3 PM PST SUNDAY.

* SEAS AND SURF: SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED AND HIGH SURF CONDITIONS HAVE
  ENDED.

* TIDES: THE OBSERVED HIGH TIDE DURING THE LATE MORNING ON SUNDAY
  IS EXPECTED TO REACH AROUND 11 FT AT TOKE POINT WASHINGTON...AND
  BETWEEN 10 FT AND 11 FT FOR ASTORIA AND SOUTH BEACH OREGON...
  WITH TIDAL ANOMALIES OF AROUND 1.5 FT. THIS HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 11 AM AND THESE VALUES ARE SIMILAR TO THE TIDES OBSERVED
  TODAY.

* RIVER FLOWS: COASTAL RIVERS FLOW ARE INCREASING DUE RECENT
  ABUNDANT RAINFALL. WITH EXPECTED ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
  TONIGHT...THE WILLAPA...NEHALEM...WILSON...SILETZ...ALSEA...AND
  SIUSLAW RIVERS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO BE AT OR NEAR BANKFULL.
  RIVERS MAY CONTINUE TO RUN NEAR FLOOD FLOWS DURING THE MIDDAY
  MONDAY HIGH TIDE AS WELL.

* IMPACTS: AFFECTED LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR
  BAYS AND SLOUGHS...HIGHWAY 101...HIGHWAY 126 EAST OF
  FLORENCE... AND THE LOWER REACHES OF COASTAL RIVERS.
  HISTORICALLY...TIDES AROUND 11 FT PAIRED WITH NEAR FLOOD FLOWS
  ON LOCAL RIVERS HAVE RESULTED IN MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW NEAR
  RAYMOND...TILLAMOOK... NEHALEM...WALDPORT...AND DEPOE BAY. THE
  GREATEST IMPACTS ARE LIKELY BETWEEN 9 AM AND 2 PM ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

COASTAL HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

ORZ001-002-WAZ021-210600-
/O.CAN.KPQR.SU.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-141221T0300Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.CF.Y.0003.141221T1700Z-141221T2300Z/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-
659 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 3 PM PST
SUNDAY FOR THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND NORTH AND CENTRAL
OREGON COAST FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW...

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY IS CANCELLED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS CANCELLED THE HIGH
SURF ADVISORY. A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
9 AM TO 3 PM PST SUNDAY.

* SEAS AND SURF: SEAS HAVE SUBSIDED AND HIGH SURF CONDITIONS HAVE
  ENDED.

* TIDES: THE OBSERVED HIGH TIDE DURING THE LATE MORNING ON SUNDAY
  IS EXPECTED TO REACH AROUND 11 FT AT TOKE POINT WASHINGTON...AND
  BETWEEN 10 FT AND 11 FT FOR ASTORIA AND SOUTH BEACH OREGON...
  WITH TIDAL ANOMALIES OF AROUND 1.5 FT. THIS HIGH TIDE WILL OCCUR
  AROUND 11 AM AND THESE VALUES ARE SIMILAR TO THE TIDES OBSERVED
  TODAY.

* RIVER FLOWS: COASTAL RIVERS FLOW ARE INCREASING DUE RECENT
  ABUNDANT RAINFALL. WITH EXPECTED ADDITIONAL RAINFALL
  TONIGHT...THE WILLAPA...NEHALEM...WILSON...SILETZ...ALSEA...AND
  SIUSLAW RIVERS ARE ALL EXPECTED TO BE AT OR NEAR BANKFULL.
  RIVERS MAY CONTINUE TO RUN NEAR FLOOD FLOWS DURING THE MIDDAY
  MONDAY HIGH TIDE AS WELL.

* IMPACTS: AFFECTED LOCATIONS WILL INCLUDE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR
  BAYS AND SLOUGHS...HIGHWAY 101...HIGHWAY 126 EAST OF
  FLORENCE... AND THE LOWER REACHES OF COASTAL RIVERS.
  HISTORICALLY...TIDES AROUND 11 FT PAIRED WITH NEAR FLOOD FLOWS
  ON LOCAL RIVERS HAVE RESULTED IN MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW NEAR
  RAYMOND...TILLAMOOK... NEHALEM...WALDPORT...AND DEPOE BAY. THE
  GREATEST IMPACTS ARE LIKELY BETWEEN 9 AM AND 2 PM ON SUNDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE.

&&

$$


HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND

Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
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/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-210600-
/O.CON.KPQR.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014


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NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...
CAPE FOULWEATHER...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...
TROUTDALE...SALEM...MCMINNVILLE...WOODBURN...STAYTON...DALLAS...
EUGENE...SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
821 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON FROM 4 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.


A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT IS SETTING UP
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TODAY...WHICH WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT
THE REGION INTO EARLY MONDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE WITH
ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA IS FEEDING INTO THIS
SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL TOTALS
ACROSS THE REGION. A DEEP AND MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP
TODAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO
REMAIN PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO
LEAD TO THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES. THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS SHOULD SEE 1 TO 4
INCHES...WITH THE HIGHEST AMOUNTS CLOSER TO THE CASCADE FOOTHILLS.

GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY EVEN REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE
CURRENT RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING
RIVERS COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS TONIGHT. THERE ARE ALSO LIKELY
TO BE IMPACTS FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING
ALONG LOW LYING PASTURE LAND.

IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.


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 10 PM SATURDAY
NIGHT.

&&

$$


FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
226 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST THROUGH MONDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN CAUSING POSSIBLE FLOODING
OF STREAMS AND CREEKS DRAINING THE MOUNTAIN AREAS.

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EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-
CENTRAL OREGON-EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-
EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...LA PINE...
SUNRIVER...DUFUR...MAUPIN...BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...
REDMOND...WHITE SALMON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...
SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...APPLETON...CLE ELUM...
CLIFFDELL...GOLDENDALE
226 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT 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. IN WASHINGTON...EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
  OF WASHINGTON...KITTITAS VALLEY AND YAKIMA VALLEY.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE CASCADES WILL LEAD TO
  RISING CREEKS...STREAMS AND RIVERS. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OF 3
  TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE OREGON CASCADE CREST WITH 2
  TO 3 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ALONG THE WASHINGTON CASCADE
  CREST. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON OVER OREGON WITH SNOW LEVELS NEAR 4500 FEET FOR THE
  EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE LATE TONIGHT WITH
  THE LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES ON SUNDAY. THE GROUND
  HAS BEEN SATURATED BY PREVIOUS STORMS OVER THE PAST WEEK AND
  MOST OF THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO RUNOFF INTO STREAMS AND CREEKS.
  MOST OF THE LARGE RIVER ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FLOOD...BUT 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.

&&

$$