Greater Portland Metro Area

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 12:51 PM PST on December 21, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon for
portions of northwest Oregon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* a portion of northwest Oregon... including the following
areas... Cascade foothills in Lane County... Cascades in Lane
County... central Coast Range of western Oregon... central
Oregon coast... central Willamette Valley... Coast Range of
northwest Oregon... greater Portland Metro area... north Oregon
coast... northern Oregon Cascade foothills... northern Oregon
Cascades and south Willamette Valley.

* Through Monday afternoon

* rainfall over northwest Oregon will continue to decrease in
intensity through Monday.

* Flood warnings remain in effect for a few coastal rivers and
Willamette tributaries. Some of the slower responding rivers
will continue to rise and approach flood stage over the next
couple of days.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts.

Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood 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.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

The next update for this watch will be issued by noon Monday.





 Record Report  Statement as of 3:45 am PST on December 21, 2014


... Record high temperatures for Saturday Dec 20...

Portland Oregon...
a record high temperature of 59 degrees was set yesterday.
         This ties the old record of 59 set in 1974.

Vancouver Washington...
a record high temperature of 59 degrees was set yesterday.
         This breaks the old record of 58 set in 1900.



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