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Wind Advisory

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

...STRONG WINDS EXPECTED THIS 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 THIS AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...BEFORE DIMINISHING BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
ISOLATED STRONG GUSTS OVER 60 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG THE
SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...ALONG CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON AND THE
FOOTHILLS OF THE SOUTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS.

WAZ027-202300-
/O.CON.KPDT.WI.Y.0036.141220T2000Z-141221T2000Z/
YAKIMA VALLEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NACHES...SUNNYSIDE...TOPPENISH...YAKIMA
229 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

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

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

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

* WINDS: SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 45 TO 55
  MPH ARE EXPECTED. THESE GUSTS WILL LIKELY BE ALONG THE BASE OF
  THE YAKIMA VALLEY AS IT MEETS UP WITH THE SIMCOE HIGHLANDS...AND
  MAY NOT BE AS STRONG FURTHER INTO THE VALLEY.

* 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 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.

&&

$$








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.

&&

$$



Flood Watch

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

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH
FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS DESCHUTES RIVER...NACHES RIVER IN OREGON...
WASHINGTON...

  DESCHUTES RIVER AT MOODY AFFECTING SHERMAN AND WASCO COUNTIES
  NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES AFFECTING YAKIMA COUNTY

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...


A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT
FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECAST AND BE ALERT FOR
POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING
SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT:
HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PDT


&&

WAZ027-520-210921-
/O.NEW.KPDT.FL.A.0004.141222T0355Z-141223T0843Z/
/NACW1.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
121 AM PST SAT DEC 20 2014

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PENDLETON HAS ISSUED A
* FLOOD WATCH FOR
  THE NACHES RIVER NEAR NACHES
* FROM SUNDAY EVENING TO LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
* AT 11:15 PM FRIDAY THE STAGE WAS 14.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS POSSIBLE.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 17.8 FEET.
* FORECAST...FLOOD STAGE MAY BE REACHED BY SUNDAY EVENING.
* THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REACH A MAXIMUM STAGE OF 18.3 FEET BY LATE
  MONDAY MORNING.

$$





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