Central Coast Range of Western Oregon

 Special Statement  Statement as of 2:34 PM PDT on September 23, 2014


... The first organized storm system of the season for northwest
Oregon and southwest Washington arrives overnight...

An early Fall storm system will bring a drastic change in the weather
overnight and Wednesday. The main weather impact will be widespread
moderate to heavy rain that will spread inland from the coast
tonight... and into the Cascades by Wednesday.

Rainfall totals by the end of the day Wednesday are expected to be
mainly between a half an inch to one and a half inches... with up
to two inches in the mountains. This may result in some ponding
of water in low lying areas.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roadways. Given the
long period of dry weather that has preceded this front... residual
oil and grease on the Road surfaces can become quite slick at the
onset of the rain.

Gusty winds are expected along the coastal beaches and headlands
tonight... with gusts up to 50 mph possible.



256 am PDT Tue Sep 23 2014

... The first organized frontal system of the season will bring
heavy rain to southwest Washington and northwest Oregon... and and
gusty coastal winds Tuesday night and Wednesday...

An early fall frontal system will bring a drastic change in
weather tonight and Wednesday. The main weather impact will be
widespread moderate to heavy rain that will begin along the coast
late this afternoon and slowly spread inland tonight and
Wednesday.

Rainfall totals from Tuesday through the end of the week are
expected to reach near an inch over the interior lowlands... and 1
to 2 inches for the coast and mountains. This heavy rain may
result in localized urban flooding... especially where the local
wildfires have left burn scars. Roads located below burned slopes
may be at risk for rapidly moving landslides.

Motorists are urged to use caution on the roadways over the next
few days. Given the long period of dry weather that has preceded
this front... residual oil and grease on the Road surfaces will
likely become quite slick at the onset of the rain.

Gusty winds are expected along the coastal beaches and headlands
this afternoon and evening... with gusts up to 55 mph possible.
These winds combined with the heavy rain may result in the Downing
of tree limbs... and possibly localized power outages.

The colder air mass will bring snow levels into the high
Cascades... and some of the higher mountain ski resorts may even
see some snowflakes.



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