Severe weather alert

Quillspirit
Greater Portland Metro Area

Flood Watch:

Issued at: 2:01 PM PST 1/14/11, expires at: 3:00 PM PST 1/15/11

Flood Watch Remains in effect from Saturday night through Monday afternoon,
The flood watch continues for
Portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, including the following areas, In Northwest Oregon, Cascade foothills in lane county, Central Coast Range of western Oregon, Central Oregon Coast, Central Willamette Valley, coast range of northwest Oregon, Greater Portland Metro area, Lower Columbia, North Oregon Coast, Northern Oregon cascade foothills, South Willamette Valley, Upper Hood River valley and western columbia river gorge. In southwest Washington, Greater Vancouver Area, I-5 corridor in cowlitz county, South Washington Cascade foothills, South Washington coast, Western Columbia River gorge and willapa hills.
From Saturday night through Monday afternoon
A sustained period of heavy rain is expected to develop Saturday night and continue through most of Sunday. Snow levels will be around 8000 feet or higher throughout this heavy rainfall event. Storm total rainfall amounts of 4 to 6 inches are expected along the coast and in the coastal mountains, With 1 To 3 inches in the valleys.
Rivers of greatest concern to reach flood stage include the grays river in wahkiakum county, The Cowlitz River in cowlitz county, The Nehalem River in columbia and clatsop counties, the wilson and trask rivers in tillamook county, The Siletz river in lincoln county, The Clackamas River in clackamas county, Johnson Creek In multnomah county, The Upper Tualatin river in Washington county, The Pudding River in clackamas and marion counties, The Marys River in benton county, The luckiamute river in polk and benton counties, And The Santiam river in linn and marion counties. The heavy rain may also cause smaller creeks and streams to flood, As Well As cause areas of flooding in other rural and urban areas.
Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.
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.
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.
The next update for this watch will be issued by 3 pm Saturday.
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Be safe out there this weekend y'all!
 
troutdude
Yep. In the next 48 hours, Porland is supposed to get doused with OVER 2 inches of rain!!!
 
Quillspirit
UPDATE:

Issued at: 10:55 PM PST 1/15/11, expires at: 6:55 AM PST 1/16/11

The NWS in portland has issued a
Flood warning for the clackamas river near Oregon city. From Sunday afternoon to Monday evening, or until the warning is cancelled. At 10 pm Saturday the stage was, 29.3 feet / 10000 cfs. Flood stage is 39.0 feet and flood flow is 55000 cfs. Minor flooding is forecast. Forecast, this river is forecast to rise above flood stage around 2 pm Sunday, and is expected to crest at 43 ft around 10 pm Sunday. Impact, above 42.0 ft, expect flooding of parks, agricultural land, and low-lying areas along the lower clackamas river from the carver bridge down to the confluence with the willamette.
 
OnTheFly
Can I borrow someone's jet ski for Sunday?
 
eggs
Sandy river is bout to rise above flood stage..
 
Irishrover
The Sandy is running about 19 feet at Dodge Park. Going to go jump in the truck and run down there for a quick look see! Eggs you want to run the river from Dodge to Oxbow there should be lots of water!:shock::shock:
 
ChezJfrey
Well I just got back from 3 days in Minneapolis and after walking out into 0 degree mornings and seeing a high of only 15 F in that time, I'll say that it's darn good to be home and in 50 degree temps with a little smidge (LOL!) of rain!
 
fishtales
Here is a picture of the flooding in Seaside this afternoon.
 
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