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  • Special Weather Statement for Coast Range of Northwest Oregon County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued March 13 at 5:04AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 5:04 a.m.
  • Expires: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10 p.m.
  • ...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
    OREGON THIS WEEKEND...
    THE FIRST SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT IN SOME TIME IS EXPECTED TO
    DEVELOP OVER SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON THIS
    UPCOMING WEEKEND. A SLOW MOVING FRONTAL BOUNDARY WITH A CONNECTION
    TO SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL MOVE ONSHORE EARLY SATURDAY AND STALL
    OVER THE REGION THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THIS WILL BRING PERIODS OF
    RAINFALL...HEAVY AT TIMES. THE HIGHEST TOTALS WILL BE IN THE
    HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES...WHERE 3 TO 5
    INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THE COASTAL REGIONS ARE EXPECTED TO SEE 1.5
    TO 3 INCHES...WITH 1 TO 2 INCHES EXPECTED OVER THE INTERIOR
    VALLEYS. IN ADDITION TO HEAVY RAINFALL...GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED
    TO ACCOMPANY THE ARRIVAL OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY ON SATURDAY
    MORNING. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE FORECASTED TO AFFECT THE SOUTH
    WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON COAST AND COAST RANGE...WHERE WIND
    GUSTS MAY REACH 40 TO 50 MPH.
    CONFIDENCE IS HIGH THAT HEAVY RAIN WILL AFFECT THE REGION THIS
    WEEKEND...BUT THERE IS SOME UNCERTAINTY AS TO EXACTLY WHERE THE
    FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SET UP. STAY TUNED OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
    DAYS FOR THE LATEST UPDATES AS THE FINER DETAILS BECOME CLEARER.
    VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND.