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Flood Watch

FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1019 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN 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
SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. WITH 72 HOUR RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN EXCESS OF 2 TO 5 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-WAZ024-026-027-520-521-201430-
/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
1019 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

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

THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

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

* FROM SATURDAY 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 3000
  FEET...BUT WILL QUICKLY RISE TO OVER 6000 FEET BY SUNDAY
  AFTERNOON.

* SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS WILL START TO RISE ON SATURDAY WITH
  THE LARGER RIVERS SEEING SUBSTANTIAL RISES SATURDAY NIGHT 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 LATER 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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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
1011 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON...

.ANOTHER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA WITH
TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENTS ACROSS THE INTERIOR PACIFIC
NORTHWEST. WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PICK UP SATURDAY AFTERNOON
AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED STRONG GUSTS OVER 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE
SIMCOE HIGHLANDS AND ALONG CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON.

ORZ510-511-201415-
/O.CON.KPDT.WI.Y.0036.141220T2000Z-141221T2000Z/
NORTH CENTRAL OREGON-CENTRAL OREGON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DUFUR...MAUPIN...BEND...MADRAS...
PRINEVILLE...REDMOND
1011 PM PST FRI DEC 19 2014

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON SATURDAY TO NOON PST
SUNDAY.

* TIMING: WINDS WILL PICK UP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH
  EXPECTED.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN SUSTAINED WINDS ARE FORECAST
BETWEEN 30 AND 39 MPH OR GUSTS RANGING FROM 45 TO 57 MPH. WINDS
OF THESE MAGNITUDES CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. MINOR PROPERTY DAMAGE MAY ALSO OCCUR. FOR
ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION...CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON.

&&

$$



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