South Washington Cascade Foothills

 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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