STRONG PACIFIC STORM
FORECAST TO HIT COAST MONDAY NIGHT
A Pacific storm front
is expected to bring high winds and possible flooding to area rivers and streams
this week, according to the National Weather Service.
The agency has issued
a high wind warning and flood watch for the north and central Oregon Coast and
south Washington Coast beginning Monday night. Sustained winds of up to 50 mph
with gusts of up to 80 mph are forecast for beaches and headlands, with winds in
coastal communities of 40 mph-sustained and 70 mph-gusts. High winds are
expected to last through Tuesday night, potentially causing downed trees and
The storm is also
forecast to bring several inches of rain to the Oregon Coast Range and Willapa
Hills in Washington between Tuesday morning and Wednesday morning, potentially
causing flooding in creeks and small rivers in Tillamook and Clatsop counties
and southwest Washington counties.
A high surf advisory
is also in effect for early Tuesday morning into Tuesday night.
For updates, go to www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr. For
information on winter storm preparation, go to http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/.
To receive weather
advisories from the National Weather Service, sign up with the ClatsopALERTS!
emergency notification system at http://www.co.clatsop.or.us/ or (503) 338-3656.