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I-5: Owl Creek

National Weather Service Warning - Special Weather Statement for Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County

Issued: 2:52 PM Sep 22  Will Expire: 3:00 PM Sep 23


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
252 PM PDT MON SEP 22 2014


NORTH OREGON COAST-CENTRAL OREGON COAST-
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-
CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-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...
LINCOLN CITY...NEWPORT...YACHATS...FLORENCE...VERNONIA...JEWELL...
SUNSET SUMMIT...LEES CAMP...TRASK...GRANDE RONDE...BURNT WOODS...
TIDEWATER...SWISSHOME...VENETA...ST. HELENS...CLATSKANIE...
HILLSBORO...PORTLAND...OREGON CITY...GRESHAM...SALEM...
MCMINNVILLE...WILSONVILLE...STAYTON...DALLAS...EUGENE...
SPRINGFIELD...CORVALLIS...ALBANY...SANDY...ESTACADA...
SILVER FALLS STATE PARK...SWEET HOME...GOVERNMENT CAMP...
DETROIT...SANTIAM PASS...VIDA...JASPER...LOWELL...COTTAGE GROVE...
MCKENZIE PASS...MCKENZIE BRIDGE...OAKRIDGE...WILLAMETTE PASS...
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...LONGVIEW...KELSO...CASTLE ROCK...
VANCOUVER...BATTLE GROUND...WASHOUGAL...TOUTLE...ARIEL...
LAKE MERWIN...YALE LAKE...COUGAR...CARSON...STEVENSON...UNDERWOOD
252 PM PDT MON SEP 22 2014

...THE FIRST ORGANIZED FRONTAL SYSTEM OF THE SEASON TO BRING RAIN
AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
OREGON ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY...

THE FALL EQUINOX OCCURS AT 729 PM PDT MONDAY. RIGHT ON CUE...THE
FIRST ORGANIZED FRONTAL SYSTEM OF THE FALL WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
ONSHORE TUESDAY. EXPECT WIDESPREAD MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN TO
ACCOMPANY THE FRONT AS IT PUSHES ACROSS THE REGION LATER TUE INTO
EARLY WED...ALONG WITH SOME GUSTY WINDS ALONG THE COASTAL BEACHES
AND HEADLANDS. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO USHER IN A SHOWERY AND
SIGNIFICANTLY COOLER WEATHER PATTERN THAT WILL LAST THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEK.

RAINFALL TOTALS FROM TUESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK ARE
EXPECTED TO REACH NEAR AN INCH OVER THE INTERIOR LOWLANDS...AND 1
TO 2 INCHES FOR THE COAST AND MOUNTAINS. THE COLDER AIR MASS WILL
BRING SNOW LEVELS INTO THE HIGH CASCADES...AND SOME OF THE HIGHER
MOUNTAIN SKI RESORTS MAY EVEN SEE SOME SNOWFLAKES. MOTORISTS ARE
URGED TO USE CAUTION ON THE ROADWAYS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS.
GIVEN THE LONG PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER THAT HAS PRECEDED THIS
FRONT...RESIDUAL OIL AND GREASE ON THE ROAD SURFACES WILL LIKELY
BECOME QUITE SLICK AT THE ONSET OF THE RAIN.


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