Cowlitz County, Washington
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Winter Storm Warning
ORZ003-005-006-010-WAZ020-022-039-040-081500-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.W.0004.161208T1600Z-161209T0800Z/
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
WILLAPA HILLS-I-5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-
GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VERNONIA...ST. HELENS...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SWEET HOME...LONGVIEW...KELSO...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...
WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...COUGAR
926 PM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THURSDAY TO
MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER
METRO AREA...LOWER COLUMBIA...INTERSTATE 5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ
COUNTY...NORTHWEST OREGON COAST RANGE...NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE
FOOTHILLS...WILLAPA HILLS...AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE
FOOTHILLS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...BLOWING SNOW...AND ICE REMAINS
IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT PST THURSDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING...SNOW WILL BEGIN MID TO LATE MORNING ON THURSDAY...
CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY THURSDAY IN THE INLAND AREAS
BUT START TO CHANGE TO FREEZING RAIN IN THE COASTAL MOUNTAINS IN
THE AFTERNOON AND IN THE INLAND AREAS AROUND 4 PM. FREEZING RAIN
WILL THEN CONTINUE INLAND UNTIL MIDNIGHT...ESPECIALLY NEAR THE
GORGE.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...GENERALLY 2 TO 4 INCHES. HOWEVER...AREAS
NEAR THE GORGE...THE COAST RANGE...AND WESTERN TUALATIN VALLEY
COULD STAY SNOW LONG ENOUGH FOR ACCUMULATIONS TO REACH 4 TO 7
INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...ONE TENTH TO ONE QUARTER INCH...HEAVIEST
NEAR THE GORGE.

* WIND...STRONG EAST WINDS LOCALLY GUSTING 40 TO 50 MPH ACROSS
THE EASTERN PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA WILL LEAD TO
AREAS OF BLOWING SNOW...AS WELL AS COLD WIND CHILLS.

* IMPACTS...TRAVEL WILL BE DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FROM LATE
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING. SOME POWER OUTAGES
ARE LIKELY ACROSS THE AREA DUE TO THE SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATION
COMBINED WITH THE WIND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

Winter Storm Warning
ORZ014-016-WAZ019-046-081500-
/O.CON.KPQR.WS.W.0004.161208T1600Z-161210T0000Z/
UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ODELL...HOOD RIVER...MOUNT ST. HELENS...
CARSON...UNDERWOOD
926 PM PST WED DEC 7 2016

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THURSDAY TO
4 PM PST FRIDAY FOR THE CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...HOOD RIVER
VALLEY...AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM
THURSDAY TO 4 PM PST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...MID THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY. THE BULK OF THIS
EVENT WILL BE SNOW. SOME FREEZING RAIN OR SLEET WILL SPREAD
INTO THE WESTERN GORGE THURSDAY NIGHT BUT THE EASTERN SECTIONS
MAY NOT CHANGE OVER TO MIXED PRECIPITATION UNTIL FRIDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...8 TO 16 INCHES.

* ICE ACCUMULATIONS...AROUND ONE TENTH OF AN INCH.

* IMPACTS...SNOW AND ICE WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DIFFICULT
ALONG THE HIGHWAY 84 AND 14 CORRIDORS...AS WELL AS IN THE SOUTH
WASHINGTON CASCADES. SOME POWER OUTAGES ARE LIKELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW...
SLEET... AND ICE ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO
POSSIBLE. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR IMPOSSIBLE.

&&

$$

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