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I-5: Owl Creek

National Weather Service Warning - Flash Flood Watch for Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County

Issued: 3:22 PM Jan 15  Will Expire: 4:00 PM Jan 16


URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
322 PM PST SUN JAN 15 2017

...FLOODING POSSIBLE TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FOR MOST OF
NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...

.PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN COMBINED WITH SNOW MELT TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL CAUSE SHARP RISES ON SEVERAL RIVERS
AND CREEKS IN NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...WITH
FLOODING POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. THE HEAVIEST
RAIN WILL FALL ALONG THE COAST AND COAST RANGE IN OREGON AND IN
THE WILLAPA HILLS AND CASCADES IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...WHERE
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED. IN ADDITION TO
RIVER FLOODING...SOME URBAN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY IN
AREAS WHERE SNOW AND ICE ARE BLOCKING STORM DRAINS.


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NORTH OREGON COAST-COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-
WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ASTORIA...CANNON BEACH...TILLAMOOK...
NETARTS...PACIFIC CITY...VERNONIA...JEWELL...SUNSET SUMMIT...
LEES CAMP...TRASK...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...HILLSBORO...
PORTLAND...WILSONVILLE...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...TROUTDALE...
PARKDALE...ODELL...CORBETT...ROOSTER ROCK...MULTNOMAH FALLS...
CASCADE LOCKS...HOOD RIVER...COLDWATER RIDGE VISITORS CENTER...
MOUNT ST. HELENS...WIND RIVER VALLEY...WILLAPA...FRANCES...
ELK MOUNTAIN...RYDERWOOD...RAYMOND...LONG BEACH...OCEAN PARK...
NASELLE...CATHLAMET...CAPE DISAPPOINTMENT...LONGVIEW...KELSO...
CASTLE ROCK...VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...RIDGEFIELD...
WASHOUGAL...YACOLT...AMBOY...TOUTLE...ARIEL...LAKE MERWIN...
YALE LAKE...COUGAR...NORTH BONNEVILLE...STEVENSON...CARSON...
UNDERWOOD
322 PM PST SUN JAN 15 2017

...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTH OREGON COAST AND COAST
RANGE...PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA...COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...AND
SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON FROM THE WILLAPA HILLS TO THE SOUTH
WASHINGTON CASCADES...FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST
WASHINGTON...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHWEST
OREGON...CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...COAST RANGE OF
NORTHWEST OREGON...GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA...LOWER
COLUMBIA...NORTH OREGON COAST...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.

* FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT

* FREEZING LEVELS WILL RISE TO OVER 8000 FEET MONDAY NIGHT LEADING
TO RAPID SNOW MELT. IN ADDITION...HEAVY RAIN BEGINNING TUESDAY
WILL CAUSE SHARP RISES ON RIVERS AND CREEKS DRAINING THE COAST
RANGE...SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES...AND WILLAPA HILLS.

* RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THURSDAY...
*PORTLAND/VANCOUVER METRO AREA......1.5 TO 3 INCHES
*NORTH COAST RANGE/WILLAPA HILLS....4 TO 8 INCHES
*SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES..........4 TO 8 INCHES

* IMPACTS...
*STREET FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN URBAN AREAS WHERE ICE AND SNOW
MAY BLOCK STORM DRAINS.

* RIVERS OF CONCERN INCLUDE THE GRAYS IN WAHKIAKUM COUNTY...THE
LOWER NEHALEM AND WILSON IN TILLAMOOK COUNTY...THE UPPER
TUALATIN IN WASHINGTON COUNTY...THE MARYS IN BENTON COUNTY...AND
JOHNSON CREEK IN CLACKAMAS COUNTY.

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.

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.