Foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington

 Areal Flood Watch  Statement as of 4:13 am PST on December 21, 2014


... Flood Watch remains in effect through Monday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Oregon and southeast Washington... including the
following areas... in Oregon... foothills of the northern Blue
Mountains of Oregon... foothills of the southern Blue Mountains
of Oregon... Grande Ronde Valley... John Day basin... northern
Blue Mountains of Oregon... ochoco-John Day Highlands...
southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa County. In
southeast Washington... foothills of the Blue Mountains of
Washington and the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.

* Through Monday afternoon

* precipitation amounts of 2 to 4 inches are expected through
today over the mountain areas. The snow level will rise to near
6000 feet over the Blue Mountains and near 8000 feet over
southern Oregon today.

* Small creeks and streams will continue rising with the larger
rivers seeing substantial rises as well. No flooding is forecast
along the larger rivers... but several rivers are forecast to
reach bankfull. The small creeks and streams could see minor
flooding... especially today as moderate rain and snow melt are
expected to occur.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.





 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 3:01 am PST on December 21, 2014


... Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST today...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST today.

* Timing: strong winds will continue this morning. Winds will
decrease by afternoon.

* Winds: sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Impacts: sudden wind gusts will make traveling difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects...
including Holiday decorations... may suddenly become airborne.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast
between 30 and 39 mph or gusts ranging from 45 to 57 mph. Winds
of these magnitudes can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Minor property damage may also occur. For
additional weather information... check our web site at
www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton.






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