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  • Special Weather Statement for Upper Hood River Valley County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued December 18 at 3:37PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3 p.m.
  • ...FLOODING THREAT INCREASING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
    NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...
    STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL BEGIN CROSSING THE PACNW
    COAST SATURDAY MORNING. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE IS STRETCHING
    ACROSS THE PACIFIC WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HAS
    ABOVE AVERAGE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA. AS
    SUCH...THIS CONTINUES TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A CLASSIC HIGH
    PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT WHERE THE DEEP MOIST FLOW WILL
    SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME ON A NEARLY PERPENDICULAR COURSE
    AGAINST THE COAST RANGE WITH THE CASCADES TAKING A BIT HIGHER OF THE
    IMPACT. LATEST FORECASTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
    BRING 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS...7 TO
    11 INCHES FOR THE COAST RANGE...5 TO 7 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
    COAST...AND 3 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR.
    GIVEN LATEST DATA...IT APPEARS MULTIPLE COAST RANGE RIVERS HAVE A
    MODERATE POTENTIAL OF EXCEEDING FLOOD STAGE. ADDITIONALLY...THIS
    EVENT HAS SUFFICIENT DEPTH TO BRING SIGNIFICANT RAINS TO THE NORTH
    OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES WHERE RIVERS WILL ALSO SEE
    POTENTIAL FOR NOTABLE FLOODING.
    KEEP IN MIND THAT DETAILS WILL ALWAYS BE IN FLUX UNDER THESE
    SCENARIOS AS SUBTLE NORTH OR SOUTH SHIFTS COLD MAKE DRAMATIC
    DIFFERENCES IN WHICH BASINS RECEIVE EXTENDED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO
    HEAVY RAIN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
    IMPACTS AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
    STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
    WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV
    RIVER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE AT
    HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PQR (ALL LOWER CASE)

  • Special Weather Statement for Upper Hood River Valley County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued December 18 at 3:37PM PST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 3:37 p.m.
  • Expires: Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3 p.m.
  • ...FLOODING THREAT INCREASING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
    NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...
    STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL BEGIN CROSSING THE PACNW
    COAST SATURDAY MORNING. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE IS STRETCHING
    ACROSS THE PACIFIC WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HAS
    ABOVE AVERAGE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA. AS
    SUCH...THIS CONTINUES TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A CLASSIC HIGH
    PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT WHERE THE DEEP MOIST FLOW WILL
    SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME ON A NEARLY PERPENDICULAR COURSE
    AGAINST THE COAST RANGE WITH THE CASCADES TAKING A BIT HIGHER OF THE
    IMPACT. LATEST FORECASTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
    BRING 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS...7 TO
    11 INCHES FOR THE COAST RANGE...5 TO 7 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
    COAST...AND 3 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR.
    GIVEN LATEST DATA...IT APPEARS MULTIPLE COAST RANGE RIVERS HAVE A
    MODERATE POTENTIAL OF EXCEEDING FLOOD STAGE. ADDITIONALLY...THIS
    EVENT HAS SUFFICIENT DEPTH TO BRING SIGNIFICANT RAINS TO THE NORTH
    OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES WHERE RIVERS WILL ALSO SEE
    POTENTIAL FOR NOTABLE FLOODING.
    KEEP IN MIND THAT DETAILS WILL ALWAYS BE IN FLUX UNDER THESE
    SCENARIOS AS SUBTLE NORTH OR SOUTH SHIFTS COLD MAKE DRAMATIC
    DIFFERENCES IN WHICH BASINS RECEIVE EXTENDED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO
    HEAVY RAIN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
    IMPACTS AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
    STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
    WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV
    RIVER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE AT
    HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PQR (ALL LOWER CASE)