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  • Special Weather Statement for Coast Range of Northwest Oregon County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued March 28 at 4:40AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:40 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5 p.m.
  • ...HEAVY RAINS UNDERWAY BRINGING RAPID RIVER RISES AND INCREASED
    LANDSLIDE POTENTIAL...
    LOW PRESSURE CENTERED OFF VANCOUVER ISLAND WILL FUNNEL MODERATE
    AMOUNTS OF SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. EXPECT
    PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WITH SNOW LEVELS RISING ABOVE THE
    PASSES. BEST ESTIMATES OF TOTAL RAINFALL THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING ARE
    FOR 2 TO 5 INCHES ALONG THE COAST...COAST RANGE...AND
    CASCADES...WITH 1 TO 3 INCHES ELSEWHERE. HEAVIEST AMOUNTS WILL ALIGN
    ALONG A LINE CENTERED OVER THE CENTRAL COAST/COAST RANGE EXTENDING
    NORTHEAST TO THE NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES AND COLUMBIA GORGE.
    PLAN ON MODERATE TO SHARP RISES FOR SMALL STREAMS AND RIVERS TODAY
    THROUGH SATURDAY. FLOODING IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. SOME MINOR
    LANDSLIDES ARE ALREADY BEING REPORTED AROUND THE REGION UNDER
    SATURATED SOIL CONDITIONS. ADDITIONAL LANDSLIDES ARE NOT OUT OF THE
    QUESTION...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE AXIS OF HEAVIEST RAINS MENTIONED
    ABOVE.
    ADDITIONALLY...SOUTH WINDS WILL PEAK THIS MORNING. EXPECT SOUTH
    WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH ON THE COAST...WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH.
    STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ON THE EXPOSED HEADLANDS AND OPEN BEACHES.
    BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED FARTHER INLAND TODAY. THUNDERSTORM
    POTENTIAL TODAY AND SATURDAY COULD ALSO RESULT IN GUSTY OUTFLOW WITH
    SPEEDS LIKELY REACHING 30 TO 40 MPH 50 MPH OUTFLOW GUSTS ARE NOT OUT
    OF THE QUESTION ON SATURDAY. THE SATURATED SOILS MAY COMBINE WITH
    LEAFING TREES AND COULD RESULT IN TREE DAMAGE OR TOPPLING...EVEN
    WITH WIND GUSTS 30 TO 35 MPH.
    BEHIND THE COLD FRONT LATER THIS AFTERNOON...HEAVIER RAIN WILL SHIFT
    FURTHER SOUTH AND SNOW LEVELS WILL GRADUALLY LOWER. SIGNIFICANT SNOW
    DEVELOPS AS THE COLDER AIR ALOFT ARRIVES FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY.
    SEVERAL INCHES ARE POSSIBLE AT MAJOR PASS LEVELS IN THE CASCADES
    BEGINNING TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH LARGER AMOUNTS WELL ABOVE
    THE PASSES.
    SPECIFIC DETAILS ARE SOMEWHAT CERTAIN BUT OBSERVED SPECIFIC
    CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY CHANGE. SO PLEASE...STAY TUNED INTO TO YOUR
    FAVORITE WEATHER SOURCE FOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND STATEMENTS.
    THIS WILL NOT BE A GREAT TIME FOR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.