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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
916 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
MORNING...

.A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WITH TIGHTENING
PRESSURE GRADIENTS ACROSS THE INTERIOR PACIFIC NORTHWEST.
SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS WILL PICK UP LATE THIS MORNING AND THIS
AFTERNOON. THESE WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...BEFORE
DIMINISHING SUNDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON. ISOLATED STRONG GUSTS
OVER 60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...CENTRAL
AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON...AND THE FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE
MOUNTAINS.

ORZ509-210200-
/O.EXB.KPDT.HW.W.0003.141220T2000Z-141221T1500Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LA PINE...SUNRIVER
916 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM PST SUNDAY.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH TODAY. THE WINDS
  WILL PEAK LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT. WINDS WILL
  DECREASE TOWARDS DAYBREAK SUNDAY.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS: SUDDEN WIND GUSTS WILL MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT...
  ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. LOOSE OBJECTS...
  INCLUDING HOLIDAY DECORATIONS...MAY SUDDENLY BECOME AIRBORNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO BE 40 MPH OR GREATER WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 58 MPH. THESE
WINDS CAN EASILY TOSS AROUND LOOSE OBJECTS AND DOWN LARGE TREE
LIMBS AND POWER LINES. THOSE VENTURING OUTDOORS SHOULD USE
EXTREME CAUTION AND BE ALERT FOR FLYING DEBRIS. DRIVING MAY ALSO
BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. FOR
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON.

&&

$$



Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
245 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IS EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 48
TO 72 HOURS ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST
WASHINGTON...

.A LARGE MOIST PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA
TODAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WITH 72 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN EXCESS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST
OREGON...AND 3 TO 7 INCHES ACROSS THE EAST SLOPES OF THE
CASCADES...FLOODING OF RIVERS AS WELL AS SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE.

ORZ041-509>511-WAZ024-026-027-520-521-202300-
/O.CON.KPDT.FA.A.0003.141221T0000Z-141223T0000Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF OREGON-
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-
CENTRAL OREGON-EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF WASHINGTON-
KITTITAS VALLEY-YAKIMA VALLEY-
EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES-SIMCOE HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARLINGTON...THE DALLES...LA PINE...
SUNRIVER...DUFUR...MAUPIN...BEND...MADRAS...PRINEVILLE...
REDMOND...WHITE SALMON...ELLENSBURG...THORP...NACHES...
SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA...APPLETON...CLE ELUM...
CLIFFDELL...GOLDENDALE
245 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY AFTERNOON...

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

* PORTIONS OF OREGON AND WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
  AREAS...IN OREGON...CENTRAL OREGON...EAST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
  OF OREGON...EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES AND NORTH CENTRAL
  OREGON. IN WASHINGTON...EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES
  AND SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE OF
  WASHINGTON...KITTITAS VALLEY AND THE YAKIMA VALLEY.

* FROM THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES
  WILL LEAD TO RISING RIVERS AS WELL AS THE SMALL CREEKS AND
  STREAMS. SNOW LEVELS WILL START OFF AROUND 2500-3000 FEET...BUT
  WILL QUICKLY RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE TODAY WITH THE
  LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. MINOR
  FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE SUNDAY EVENING INTO MONDAY EVENING FOR
  THE DESCHUTES RIVER NEAR MOODY...AND THE NACHES RIVER NEAR
  NACHES. SEVERAL OTHER RIVERS ARE EXPECTED TO CREST AT ACTION
  STAGE...BUT ARE NOT FORECAST TO REACH FLOOD STAGE. HOWEVER...THE
  SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS COULD SEE MINOR FLOODING...ESPECIALLY
  SUNDAY AS MODERATE RAIN AND SNOW MELT ARE EXPECTED TO OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON
CURRENT FORECASTS.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE
FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE
PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

&&

$$



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