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

 

High Wind Watch High Wind Watch - South Washington Coast (Washington)


Updated:Fri 28-Aug-15 02:58am PDT
Effective:Fri 28-Aug-15 02:58am PDT
Expires:Sat 29-Aug-15 01:00pm PDT
Severity:Severe
Urgency:Future
Certainty:Possible
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: South Washington Coast
 
Instructions: A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph...or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.

Message summary: .an unusually strong late august storm system is becoming increasingly likely to move northward along the coast late friday night through saturday morning and produce strong winds near the coast and over the adjacent coastal mountains.
...high wind watch remains in effect from late tonight through saturday afternoon for the north oregon and south washington coasts...
* winds: south winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 65 mph.
* timing: mainly saturday morning.
* locations include: astoria...tillamook...raymond...long beach
* impacts: the winds may be strong enough to damage trees and produce power disruptions.
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Special Weather Statement Special Weather Statement - South Washington Coast (Washington)


Updated:Thu 27-Aug-15 12:13pm PDT
Effective:Thu 27-Aug-15 12:13pm PDT
Expires:Sat 29-Aug-15 01:00pm PDT
Severity:Minor
Urgency:Expected
Certainty:Observed
Status:Actual
Type:Alert
Category:Met

Areas affected: Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County; South Washington Coast
 
Message summary: ...the first substantial rain in quite some time expected over southwest washington and northwest oregon late this week and especially this weekend...
...windy conditions expected over southwest washington and northwest oregon late friday night and saturday morning...
A big change in the weather is expected over southwest washington and northwest oregon as the first substantial rain is expected over the area late this week and this weekend. This could be the most rain most areas in southwest washington and northwest oregon have seen since march. Rainfall accumulations through the weekend will probably range from 1 to 2 inches along the coast and over the coastal mountains and in the south washington cascades...with 0.75 to 1.5 inches in the oregon cascades and 0.5 inches or higher in the valleys. The rain will be produced by the low pressure system currently located off the coast as it moves onshore and inland into the pacific northwest later this week and this weekend. This system will be picking up substantial moisture...some of it of tropical origins...and spreading it across our area beneath a 110 knot upper level jet. After a brief period of rain spreading onshore late tonight and friday morning...the heaviest period rain will be late friday night and saturday morning as a strong disturbance moves through. Additional rain is expected saturday night into early sunday as another front moves through. In addition...a strong surface low is now forecast to move north along the coast later friday night and saturday morning. This may bring high winds to the coast and over the coastal mountains...
With windy conditions also likely extending inland into the valleys and over the cascades. If all of this comes together as expected...this rain will likely ease the dry fire conditions dramatically over southwest washington and northwest oregon for at least the next week or two. The rain and the wind will cause problems for those with outdoor activities planned for this weekend. Snow levels will generally stay above 8000 feet...but climbing area mountains is not recommended. In addition...oils that have built up on roadways during the extensive period of dry weather this summer will cause the roadways to be extra slippery during the first part of the coming rain event. Be sure to slow down and use caution...and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.
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