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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
256 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

ORZ001>008-010>016-WAZ019>022-039-040-045-046-240000-
NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...
MCMINNVILLE...WILSONVILLE...STAYTON...DALLAS...EUGENE...
SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...LONGVIEW...KELSO...CASTLE ROCK...
VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...
LAKE MERWIN...YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
256 AM PDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...THE FIRST ORGANIZED FRONTAL SYSTEM OF THE SEASON WILL BRING
HEAVY RAIN TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...AND AND
GUSTY COASTAL WINDS TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

AN EARLY FALL FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING A DRASTIC CHANGE IN
WEATHER TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THE MAIN WEATHER IMPACT WILL BE
WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN THAT WILL BEGIN ALONG THE COAST
LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND SLOWLY SPREAD INLAND TONIGHT AND
WEDNESDAY.

RAINFALL TOTALS FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH NEAR AN INCH OVER THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS...AND 1
TO 2 INCHES FOR THE COAST AND MOUNTAINS. THIS HEAVY RAIN MAY
RESULT IN LOCALIZED URBAN FLOODING...ESPECIALLY WHERE THE LOCAL
WILDFIRES HAVE LEFT BURN SCARS. ROADS LOCATED BELOW BURNED SLOPES
MAY BE AT RISK FOR RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.

MOTORISTS ARE URGED TO USE CAUTION ON THE ROADWAYS OVER THE NEXT
FEW DAYS. GIVEN THE LONG PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER THAT HAS PRECEDED
THIS FRONT...RESIDUAL OIL AND GREASE ON THE ROAD SURFACES WILL
LIKELY BECOME QUITE SLICK AT THE ONSET OF THE RAIN.

GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE COASTAL BEACHES AND HEADLANDS
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE.
THESE WINDS COMBINED WITH THE HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN THE DOWNING
OF TREE LIMBS...AND POSSIBLY LOCALIZED POWER OUTAGES.

THE COLDER AIR MASS WILL BRING SNOW LEVELS INTO THE HIGH
CASCADES...AND SOME OF THE HIGHER MOUNTAIN SKI RESORTS MAY EVEN
SEE SOME SNOWFLAKES.

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