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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Naselle River Flood Warning

The National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for the Willapa River

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Flood Warning for
the Naselle River . The warning is in effect for this evening to Wednesday morning.  At 2:00 p.m. Tuesday the river level was 11.6 feet and flowing at 4310 cubic feet per second. Flood stage is 15.5 feet and flood flow is 8000 cubic feet per second. Minor flooding is forecast.

The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday December 8, and is expected to crest at 15.6 ft around 11:00 p.m. Expected Impacts include pasture land flooding and water surrounding homes near the river flooding, a few roads roads will be flooded at this level including low lying areas of SR 4.

When roads are flooded road surfaces can be undermined or missing, cars can be swept away by as little as a foot of water. When facing flooded roadways, remember, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”


The National Weather Service Issues Flood Warning for the Willapa River



South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Flood Warning for
The Willapa River near Willapa. The warning is in effect for this evening to Wednesday evening.  At 10:00 AM Tuesday the river level was 12.8 feet and flowing at 4940 cubic feet per second. Flood stage is 21.0 feet and flood flow is 10800 cubic feet per second. Minor flooding is forecast.

The river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday December 8, and is expected to crest at 22.5 ft around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday December 9. Expected Impacts include widespread flooding, numerous roads will be flooded with deep and swiftly moving water including Heckard Road and US 101. The magnitude of flooding on US 101 will depend on the tide.

When roads are flooded road surfaces can be undermined or missing, cars can be swept away by as little as a foot of water. When facing flooded roadways, remember, “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”

  

Monday, December 7, 2015

More High Wind Expected

NWS Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Monday December 7, for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

South winds of 25 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for southeast winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Winds will begin increasing late Monday morning and continue through the afternoon. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power interruptions. Isolated power outages are possible, and travel may be difficult due to damaged trees in the roadway.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning. 

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

Friday, December 4, 2015

NWS Issues Second High Wind Warning of the Week for Saturday

NWS Issues High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect from 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 4, to 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

Southeast winds of 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for southeast winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph. Winds will begin increasing late Saturday morning with the strongest winds Saturday afternoon and evening, decreasing by midnight. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power interruptions. Isolated power outages are possible, and travel may be difficult due to damaged trees in the roadway.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning 

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

NWS Issues High Wind Warning



South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning in effect Thursday, December 3, from noon to 7:00 p.m. for the South Washington Coast and the Willapa Hills. The strongest winds are expected for the beaches and headlands.

South winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts 55 to 65 mph are forecast for the beaches and headlands. The forecast inland is for south winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Winds will begin increasing Thursday morning with the strongest winds occurring between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power interruptions.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions:

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning 

Please visit the NWS website at http://www.weather.gov/portland for the most up to date weather information. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the Southwest Washington area.