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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 5:22 AM PST on December 08, 2016

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 09, 2016


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Coast Range of
northwest Oregon... the lower Columbia of Oregon and I-5 corridor
in Cowlitz County... the greater Portland-Vancouver Metro
area... the north Oregon and South Washington Cascade
foothills... and the Willapa Hills from 8 am this morning to
midnight PST tonight...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain remains in
effect from 8 am this morning to midnight PST tonight.

* Timing... snow will begin mid to late morning continuing through
much of the day for inland areas. The Coast Range will start to
change to freezing rain in the early afternoon and in the inland
areas 4 to 6 PM. Freezing rain will then continue inland until
midnight... especially near The Gorge.

* Snow accumulations... generally 2 to 4 inches. However... areas
near The Gorge... the Coast Range... and western Tualatin
valley could stay snow long enough for accumulations to
reach 4 to 7 inches.

* Ice accumulations... one tenth to one quarter inch... likely
heaviest near The Gorge.

* Wind... strong east winds locally gusting 40 to 50 mph across
the eastern Portland and Vancouver Metro area will lead to
areas of blowing snow... as well as cold wind chills.

* Impacts... travel will be difficult... especially from this
afternoon through evening. Some power outages are likely across
the area due to the snow and ice accumulation combined with the
wind.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow...
sleet... and ice are expected or occurring. Strong winds are also
possible. This will make travel very hazardous or impossible.





Wind Advisory

Statement as of 5:35 AM PST on December 08, 2016

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 08, 2016


... Wind Advisory remains in effect for the greater Portland and
Vancouver Metro area until 4 PM PST this afternoon...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* East Metro and in the west hills: east winds 30 to 40 mph with
gusts to 55 mph.

* Elsewhere in the Metro area: east winds 20 to 25 mph with
gusts 35 to 45 mph.

* Timing: strongest winds likely to be this morning.

* Wind chill: mainly in the teens and 20s.

* Impacts: tree damage and power outages have already been
reported. The winds may make travel difficult at
times... particularly on north-south bridges such as the
Interstate bridge along Interstate 5 and the Glenn Jackson
bridge along Interstate 205.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 8:27 AM PST on December 08, 2016


... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon/elev (ft.)

... Western Columbia River gorge...
1 SW Rooster Rock State Park 78 mph 0536 am 12/08 45.54n/122.24w/751
Corbett 61 mph 0537 am 12/08 45.53n/122.29w/659
Rooster Rock State Park 58 mph 0743 am 12/08 45.55n/122.24w/50
Cape Horn 57 mph 1025 PM 12/07 45.58n/122.21w/1416
1 ENE Corbett 48 mph 0245 am 12/08 45.54n/122.28w/29
Stevenson 45 mph 0740 am 12/08 45.69n/121.89w/29
1 E Corbett 42 mph 1223 am 12/08 45.53n/122.27w/839

... South Washington coast...
1 NW Megler 55 mph 0410 am 12/08 46.27n/123.88w/1189
3 NNE Naselle 46 mph 0735 am 12/08 46.42n/123.80w/2008

... South Washington Cascades...
Coldwater Lake 44 mph 0700 am 12/08 46.30n/122.27w/3260
Mount St. Helens nwac 44 mph 0700 am 12/08 46.30n/122.27w/3200

... Northern Oregon Cascades...
1 se Mount Hood 81 mph 0900 PM 12/07 45.35n/121.68w/7300
1 E Government Camp 53 mph 0400 am 12/08 45.30n/121.75w/4000
1 SW Government Camp 53 mph 0400 am 12/08 45.29n/121.78w/5010
log creek 47 mph 1006 PM 12/07 45.50n/121.90w/2800
2 SSW Mount Hood 42 mph 0100 am 12/08 45.35n/121.71w/6990

... Northern Oregon Cascade foothills...
4 SSW Estacada 47 mph 0507 am 12/08 45.23n/122.35w/1079

... North Oregon coast...
2 E Oceanside 47 mph 1153 PM 12/07 45.47n/123.92w/1420
3 SW Sandlake 46 mph 0104 am 12/08 45.26n/123.95w/13
Pacific City 43 mph 0248 PM 12/07 45.20n/123.97w/27
Tillamook Airport 39 mph 0615 am 12/08 45.42n/123.82w/36

... Greater Vancouver area...
Larch Mountain 58 mph 0109 am 12/08 45.72n/122.35w/1149
Salmon Creek 52 mph 0836 PM 12/07 45.72n/122.66w/226
Lacamas Lake 45 mph 0429 am 12/08 45.60n/122.43w/700

... Greater Portland Metro area...
Portland international airpo 47 mph 0729 am 12/08 45.59n/122.60w/21
1 NNW Troutdale 46 mph 0630 am 12/08 45.56n/122.40w/120
Troutdale 46 mph 0450 am 12/08 45.53n/122.39w/262
Portland-Troutdale Airport 46 mph 0402 am 12/08 45.55n/122.40w/35
Wood Village 43 mph 0803 am 12/08 45.53n/122.41w/1381
Willamette river nr Oregon c 41 mph 0915 am 12/07 45.36n/122.61w/49

... Coast Range of northwest Oregon...
4 E Hebo 39 mph 0811 am 12/08 45.21n/123.75w/3160

... Central Oregon coast...
Yachats 47 mph 0539 am 12/08 44.32n/124.11w/32

... Central Coast Range of western Oregon...
1 E Rose Lodge 42 mph 1015 PM 12/07 45.02n/123.86w/235

... Maritime stations...
1 ENE Cape Disappointment 56 mph 0700 am 12/08 46.28n/124.05w/120
20 W Cape Disappointment 40 mph 0450 am 12/08 46.20n/124.50w/0

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. Not all data listed are considered official.


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