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Western Columbia River Gorge-Central Columbia River Gorge-
139 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON
FOR THE EAGLE CREEK BURN AREA IN THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL COLUMBIA
The Flash Flood Watch continues for
* A portion of Northwest Oregon, including the following areas,
Central Columbia River Gorge and Western Columbia River Gorge.
* Through Sunday afternoon
* As of Saturday afternoon, rainfall rates are increasing in the
Columbia River Gorge. 1 to 2 inches of rain are expected this
afternoon, with an additional 2 to 4 inches expected Saturday
evening through Saturday morning.
* Storm total rainfall for the Eagle Creek burn area through
Sunday are forecasted to be 4 to 7 inches and could possibly
reach 8 or 9 inches in some areas of the burn. This could be
enough rainfall to cause debris-laden flash flooding.
A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.
Landslides and debris flows are also possible during this heavy
rain event. People, structures and roads located below steep
slopes, in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at
serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.
Monitor nearby streams, creeks and storm water drainages for
blockage or sudden rises. Signs that a flash flood or debris flow
may be imminent include: Intense heavy rain and rapid increase in
water levels in creeks, possibly accompanied by increased
muddiness, a sudden decrease in creek water levels even though
rain is still occurring or has only recently stopped, a faint
rumbling sound or sound that increases in volume and sounds of
trees cracking or boulders knocking together.
Be aware that bursts of intense rainfall may be particularly
dangerous, especially after longer periods of moderate steady
rainfall. If you are in areas susceptible to landslides and
debris flows, consider leaving if it is safe to do so. Remember
that driving during an intense storm can be hazardous. If you
remain at home, move to a second story if possible. Staying out
of the path of a flash flood or debris flow saves lives.
Stay alert and awake. Many flash flood and debris flow fatalities
occur when people are sleeping. Watch roads for collapsed
pavement, mud, fallen rocks, and other indications of possible
flash floods or debris flows. Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or
portable, battery-powered radio or television for warnings of
intense rainfall. If you observe or hear warning signs
immediately move out of the path to higher and stable ground,
inform affected neighbors and report to 9 1 1 and the National
Weather Service. If escape is not possible curl into a tight ball
to protect your head. Do not drive across a flooded road or into
shallow debris even though it may look passable.
Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
Foothills of the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-
North Central Oregon-Central Oregon-Simcoe Highlands-
including the cities of Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Heppner, Condon,
Fossil, Dufur, Maupin, Bend, Madras, Prineville, Redmond,
Goldendale, and Bickleton
1216 PM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 AM PDT SUNDAY...
* WINDS...Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph.
* TIMING...Winds will increase and become very windy throughout
the advisory area overnight. Winds will decrease after sunrise
* IMPACTS...Winds may blow down tree limbs, trees, and power
lines. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
$$Winter Weather Advisory
Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon-Ochoco-John Day Highlands-
Including the cities of Long Creek, North Powder, Ukiah,
Brothers, Paulina, Prairie City, and Seneca
1024 AM PDT Sat Oct 21 2017
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM PDT THIS
* WHAT...Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions. Total
snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches above 4000 feet.
* WHERE...Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Ochoco-John Day
* WHEN...5 AM to 5 PM Saturday. Snow levels will begin around
4000 feet and rise through the day.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Be prepared for reduced visibilities at
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Be prepared for snow covered
roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can
be obtained by calling 5 1 1.