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Winter Storm Warning

Statement as of 5:22 AM PST on December 08, 2016

Expires 3:00 AM EST on December 09, 2016


... Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for the Coast Range of
northwest Oregon... the lower Columbia of Oregon and I-5 corridor
in Cowlitz County... the greater Portland-Vancouver Metro
area... the north Oregon and South Washington Cascade
foothills... and the Willapa Hills from 8 am this morning to
midnight PST tonight...

A Winter Storm Warning for snow and freezing rain remains in
effect from 8 am this morning to midnight PST tonight.

* Timing... snow will begin mid to late morning continuing through
much of the day for inland areas. The Coast Range will start to
change to freezing rain in the early afternoon and in the inland
areas 4 to 6 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... likely
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 this
afternoon through 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.





Wind Advisory

Statement as of 5:35 AM PST on December 08, 2016

Expires 7:00 PM EST on December 08, 2016


... Wind Advisory remains in effect for the greater Portland and
Vancouver Metro area until 4 PM PST this afternoon...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 PM PST this afternoon.

* East Metro and in the west hills: east winds 30 to 40 mph with
gusts to 55 mph.

* Elsewhere in the Metro area: east winds 20 to 25 mph with
gusts 35 to 45 mph.

* Timing: strongest winds likely to be this morning.

* Wind chill: mainly in the teens and 20s.

* Impacts: tree damage and power outages have already been
reported. The winds may make travel difficult at
times... particularly on north-south bridges such as the
Interstate bridge along Interstate 5 and the Glenn Jackson
bridge along Interstate 205.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be
31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 45 and 57 mph. Winds of
these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra
precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use
caution until the winds subside.




Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Freeze Watch
Alaska - High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Blizzard Warning , Public Information Statement
Arkansas - Special Statement , Public Information Statement
California - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Ice Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Florida - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Freeze Watch
Georgia - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Hawaii - Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch
Idaho - Winter Storm Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Indiana - Winter Weather Advisory
Kansas - Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Freeze Warning , Freeze Warning, Wind Advisory
Michigan - Winter Weather Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Special Statement
Minnesota - Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Wind Chill Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Nebraska - Public Information Statement
Nevada - Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
New Mexico - Winter Weather Advisory
New York - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Carolina - Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Ohio - Lake Effect Snow Watch , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Public Information Statement
Oregon - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Record Report
Pennsylvania - Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Public Information Statement
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Wind Chill Advisory
Texas - Flood Warning , High Wind Warning , Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Freeze Warning , Freeze Warning, Wind Advisory , Hard Freeze Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Washington - Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
Wisconsin - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Lake Effect Snow Advisory , Lake Effect Snow Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Wind Chill Advisory , Record Report
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