Tuesday, January 17, 2012

National Weather Service Warns Of Heavy North Coast Winds 4a.m. To 4p.m. Wednesday

Clatsop County Community Relations
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012


A strong Pacific
storm is forecast to bring heavy winds to Clatsop County and the North Oregon
Coast beginning early Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday , January 18.

Sustained winds of 50 mph, with gusts up to 80 mph, are expected for the coast
and Coast Range. The storm is also forecast to bring 10 to 20 inches of
additional snow to the Coast Range, with the possibility of some snow at lower elevations.
The weather service
has also issued a coastal flood advisory for the North Coast Oregon. Some
flooding is possible in low-lying areas along the shore.
To get the latest
weather information go to www.noaa.gov/pqr.
For road conditions
go to www.tripcheck.com
For winter weather
preparation tips, go to www.co.clatsop.or.us

Released by: Tom Bennett
Community Relations Coordinator
(503) 338-3622

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