Central Willamette Valley

 Flood Warning  Statement as of 10:00 PM PST on December 20, 2014


The Flood Warning continues for
the santiam river at Jefferson.
* From Sunday morning to Monday afternoon or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 9.3 feet / 22300 cfs.
* Flood stage is 15.0 feet and flood flow is 56300 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 12 PM
Sunday and is expected to crest near 17.0 ft Sunday evening.
* Impact... above 15.0 ft, expect widespread lowland and agricultural
flooding. Some secondary roads in low lying areas will be flooded
at this level.


Lat... Lon 4474 12310 4476 12309 4474 12303 4470 12298 4468 12300




1000 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the N santiam river at Mehama.
* From Sunday morning to Sunday evening or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 8.3 feet / 14200 cfs.
* Flood stage is 11.0 feet and flood flow is 31000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 12 PM
Sunday and is expected to crest at 11.2 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact... above 11.0 feet, expect minor flooding of low-lying areas
along the North Santiam.


Lat... Lon 4478 12277 4480 12277 4480 12261 4476 12241 4474 12241




1000 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Sandy River near Bull Run.
* From Sunday morning to Monday morning or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 12.6 feet / 8400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 19.3 feet and flood flow is 42000 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 9 am
Sunday and is expected to crest at 21.0 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Impact... above 19.3 feet, expect areas of significant bank erosion
and some minor flooding over lowlands along the river.


Lat... Lon 4540 12226 4542 12222 4550 12227 4554 12237 4553 12239




1000 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Clackamas river near Oregon City.
* From Sunday morning to Monday evening or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 27.4 feet / 5900 cfs.
* Flood stage is 39.0 feet and flood flow is 40000 cfs.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 7 am
Sunday and is expected to crest near 46.0 ft around 4 PM Sunday.
* Major flooding can be expected during the crest.
* Impact... above 46 feet, expect flooding of some residences and
buildings along the lower Clackamas river, including the Mobile
Home Park just downstream of Carver bridge.


Lat... Lon 4538 12250 4537 12260 4539 12260 4541 12256 4541 12249




1000 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Clackamas river at Estacada.
* From late tonight to late Monday night or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 15.4 feet / 8400 cfs.
* Flood stage is 20.0 feet and flood flow is 23300 cfs.
* Major flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 2 am
Sunday and is expected to crest near 26.5 ft Sunday afternoon.
* Major flooding can be expected during the crest.
* Impact... above 25 ft, expect major flood damage at Parks along the
river. Also expect flooding in Carver, along with numerous homes
along the Clackamas river from Estacada downstream to the
confluence with the Willamette.


Lat... Lon 4529 12235 4536 12243 4538 12250 4541 12249 4539 12239




1000 PM PST Sat Dec 20 2014

The Flood Warning continues for
the Luckiamute river near Suver.
* From late tonight to Tuesday morning or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 9 PM Saturday the stage was... 21.2 feet / 4000 cfs.
* Flood stage is 27.0 feet and flood flow is 7500 cfs.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast... this river will rise above flood stage around 2 am
Sunday and is expected to crest near 30.0 ft Sunday evening.
* Impact... above 29.0 ft, expect widespread flooding of the lowland
agricultural lands upstream from Falls City and Maple Grove to the
confluence with the Willamette river. Also expect flooding and
possible closure of numerous secondary roads near the river.


Lat... Lon 4479 12327 4479 12321 4476 12316 4472 12316 4475 12323





 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 9:39 PM PST on December 20, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon for
southwest Washington and northwest Oregon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington...
including the following areas... in northwest Oregon... Cascade
foothills in Lane County... Cascades in Lane County... central
Coast Range of western Oregon... central Columbia River gorge...
   central Oregon coast... central Willamette Valley... Coast
Range of northwest Oregon... greater Portland Metro area...
lower Columbia... north Oregon coast... northern Oregon Cascade
foothills... northern Oregon Cascades... south Willamette
Valley... Upper Hood River Valley and western Columbia River
gorge. In southwest Washington... central Columbia River
gorge... Greater Vancouver area... I-5 corridor in Cowlitz
County... South Washington Cascade foothills... South Washington
Cascades... South Washington coast... western Columbia River
gorge and Willapa Hills.

* Through Monday afternoon

* rain will continue to fall over northwest Oregon and southwest
Washington through Monday. The rain over southwest Washington is
expected to decrease in intensity late Saturday night and early
Sunday. Over northwest Oregon expect rainfall to decrease in
intensity during the day Sunday.

* Flood warnings are in effect for some of the coastal rivers and
Willamette tributaries. There is a lesser risk for any flooding
on the mainstem of the Willamette. There also remains a threat
for flooding along the Hood River.

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 6 PM Sunday.





 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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