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High Wind Warning

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1015 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT 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 CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVERNIGHT...
BEFORE DIMINISHING THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. 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.

ORZ509-211500-
/O.CON.KPDT.HW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-141221T1500Z/
EAST SLOPES OF THE OREGON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LA PINE...SUNRIVER
1015 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

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

* TIMING: WINDS WILL PEAK OVERNIGHT...THEN 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
226 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...HEAVY RAIN WILL CONTINUE AT TIMES THROUGH SUNDAY ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST OREGON AND SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON...

.A STORM SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE THROUGH THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST THROUGH MONDAY WITH HEAVY RAIN CAUSING POSSIBLE FLOODING
OF STREAMS AND CREEKS DRAINING THE MOUNTAIN AREAS.

ORZ041-509>511-WAZ024-026-027-520-521-211200-
/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
226 PM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT 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. IN WASHINGTON...EASTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
  OF WASHINGTON...KITTITAS VALLEY AND YAKIMA VALLEY.

* THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON

* MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ALONG THE CASCADES WILL LEAD TO
  RISING CREEKS...STREAMS AND RIVERS. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OF 3
  TO 5 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE OREGON CASCADE CREST WITH 2
  TO 3 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION ALONG THE WASHINGTON CASCADE
  CREST. SNOW LEVELS WILL RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON OVER OREGON WITH SNOW LEVELS NEAR 4500 FEET FOR THE
  EAST SLOPES OF THE WASHINGTON CASCADES

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE LATE TONIGHT WITH
  THE LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES ON SUNDAY. THE GROUND
  HAS BEEN SATURATED BY PREVIOUS STORMS OVER THE PAST WEEK AND
  MOST OF THE RAIN IS EXPECTED TO RUNOFF INTO STREAMS AND CREEKS.
  MOST OF THE LARGE RIVER ARE NOT EXPECTED TO FLOOD...BUT 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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