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Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for South Washington Coast (WAZ021) Washington Issued by the National Weather Service

 

High Surf Advisory High Surf Advisory - South Washington Coast (Washington)


Updated:Fri 19-Dec-14 03:07am PST
Effective:Fri 19-Dec-14 03:07am PST
Expires:Sat 20-Dec-14 04:00pm PST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Likely
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: South Washington Coast
 
Instructions: A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area...producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

Message summary: ...high surf advisory now in effect from 10 am this morning to 4 pm pst saturday for the south washington and north and central oregon coasts...
The high surf advisory is now in effect from 10 am this morning to 4 pm pst saturday.
* seas and surf: seas will build rapidly this afternoon...
Reaching 20 to 22 ft by this evening. Seas will remain around 20 ft through most of saturday...falling below 20 ft by saturday evening.
* impacts: exercise extreme caution along beaches. Unpredictable and destructive waves may wash over beaches...jetties...and other structures with no warning.
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Hydrologic Outlook Hydrologic Outlook - South Washington Coast (Washington)


Updated:Thu 18-Dec-14 03:40pm PST
Effective:Thu 18-Dec-14 03:40pm PST
Expires:Fri 19-Dec-14 03:15pm PST
Severity:Unknown
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Central Columbia River Gorge; Greater Vancouver Area; Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County; South Washington Cascade Foothills; South Washington Cascades; South Washington Coast; Western Columbia River Gorge; Willapa Hills
 
Message summary: ...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)
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Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - South Washington Coast (Washington)


Updated:Thu 18-Dec-14 03:37pm PST
Effective:Thu 18-Dec-14 03:37pm PST
Expires:Fri 19-Dec-14 03:00pm PST
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Central Columbia River Gorge; Greater Vancouver Area; Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County; South Washington Cascade Foothills; South Washington Cascades; South Washington Coast; Western Columbia River Gorge; Willapa Hills
 
Message summary: ...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)
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