Weather Alerts for Wahkiakum

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Surf Advisory  HIGH SURF ADVISORY   High Surf Advisory
WAHKIAKUM

Areas Affected:
South Washington Coast
Effective: Thu 6:08 pm Updated: Thu 10:00 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri 10:00 am Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PDT FRIDAY...
* SEAS...OFFSHORE WAVE HEIGHTS WILL BE FROM 19 TO 22 FEET THROUGH
FRIDAY MORNING.
* IMPACTS...WAVE RUN-UP WILL BE MUCH HIGHER THAN NORMAL AND
COULD UNEXPECTEDLY SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET AND INTO THE
TURBULENT AND FRIGID WATERS. AVOID WALKING ON JETTIES...
ROCKS...COASTAL CLIFFS...AND ALONG THE WATERS EDGE.

Information:
A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
EROSION.

High Wind Watch  HIGH WIND WATCH   High Wind Watch
WAHKIAKUM

Areas Affected:
South Washington Coast - Willapa Hills
Effective: Sat 8:00 am Updated: Thu 10:00 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Sun 5:00 am Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT...
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind
Watch, which is in effect from Saturday morning through late
Saturday night.
* WINDS...For beaches and headlands, 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65
mph. In the coastal communities, 25 to 35 mph with gusts 50 to
60 mph. In the higher elevations of the coastal mountains, 25 to
35 mph with gusts 50 to 60 mph.
* TIMING...Winds beginning Saturday morning and continuing at
times through Saturday night.
* IMPACTS...Damaging winds could result in tree damage, including
downed limbs and power lines. Isolated power outages are
possible. travel will be difficult, especially for high profile
vehicles and trailers.

Information:
A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

Hydrologic Outlook  HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK   Hydrologic Outlook
WAHKIAKUM

Areas Affected:
Central Columbia River Gorge - Greater Vancouver Area - Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County - South Washington Cascade Foothills - South Washington Cascades - South Washington Coast - Western Columbia River Gorge - Willapa Hills
Effective: Thu 3:58 pm Updated: Thu 10:00 pm Urgency: Future
Expires: Fri 2:00 pm Severity: Unknown Certainty: Possible

 
Details:
...HEAVY RAIN LIKELY THIS WEEKEND ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON...
Heavy rain appears likely this weekend across southwest Washington
and northwest Oregon, as a warm front lifts northeast across
Oregon and stalls near the Washington border. Meanwhile, a strong
and moist Pacific jet stream will run parallel to this front,
resulting in areas of heavy rainfall across the Pacific Northwest.
While some details remain uncertain, forecast models are showing
fairly good agreement in placing the heaviest rain from this event
in the higher terrain of southwest Washington and far northwest
Oregon. These areas stand to see 4 to 8 inches of rain this
weekend, though this precipitation may start out as snow in the
higher elevations of the Cascades. Coastal areas of southwest
Washington and far northern Oregon are expected to receive 3 to 6
inches of rain this weekend. Meanwhile, the Willamette Valley and
Lane County will generally receive 1 to 3 inches of rain with
areas farther north in the Willamette and lower Columbia River
Valleys most likely to experience the highest rainfall totals.
These numbers may still change depending on where the frontal zone
stalls.
Rainfall intensity may be enough to trigger flash flooding and debris
flows downstream of burn scars, particularly near the Eagle Creek
Fire in the Columbia River Gorge.
While significant rises are expected on many area rivers, mainstem
river flooding is not currently forecast at this time. Smaller
rivers such as the Grays River near Rosburg will likely be prone
to flooding as well. In addition, rainfall rates late Saturday
night and Sunday may be high enough to produce urban flooding due
to clogged storm drains.
The National Weather Service will continue to monitor the rivers
closely and issue watches and warnings if needed. People living
near southwest Washington and northwest Oregon rivers should
monitor the latest weather and river conditions for the next week.
Listen to NOAA weather radio or check weather.gov/portland for
further updates.