Friday, January 15, 2010
Hazardous Weather Outlook
South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland issued a hazardous weather outlook for portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington for the holiday weekend. A deep low pressure system approaches the coast Sunday as it heads toward Vancouver Island. Strong winds are possible on coastal areas Sunday afternoon and evening potentially bringing wind gusts in excess of 70 mph. The predictions made by the NWS have been made well in advance of the storm and will continue to change throughout the weekend. For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area. NWS holiday weekend forecast: Tonight: Rain likely before 10pm. Cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind between 3 and 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Saturday: Showers likely, mainly after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 48. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Saturday Night: Rain. Low around 46. Breezy, with a south southeast wind between 16 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 39 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Sunday: Rain. High near 50. Breezy, with a south wind between 21 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Sunday Night: Rain. Low around 47. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%. M.L.King Day: Rain. High near 50. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Monday Night: Rain. Cloudy, with a low around 43. Weather spotters are encouraged to report significant weather conditions according to standard operating procedures.