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Current Conditions - Chinook, WA
5 Day Forecast for ZIP Code 98614
Forecast for Chinook
... Flood Watch in effect from 10 PM PST this evening through
Sunday afternoon for portions of northwest Oregon and southwest
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 Willamette Valley... Coast Range of northwest
Oregon... greater Portland Metro area... lower Columbia... north
Oregon coast and northern Oregon Cascade foothills. In
southwest Washington... Greater Vancouver area... I-5 corridor
in Cowlitz County... South Washington Cascade foothills... South
Washington coast and Willapa Hills.
* From 10 PM PST this evening through Sunday afternoon
* rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches this afternoon through Sunday
morning will cause sharp rises on some rivers and creeks.
* Minor flooding is possible along some rivers and creeks draining
the Willapa Hills... the north Oregon Coast Range... and the north
Oregon Cascades. Rivers of greatest concern include the Grays
River near Rosburg in southwest Washington... the lower Nehalem
river at Foss in the north Oregon Coast Range... and the
Clackamas river at Estacada. Minor flooding is also possible
along creeks and in low areas of the north and central
Willamette Valley and southwest Washington interior. Urban areas
that might be affected include Portland... Salem... Vancouver...
A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
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 1130 PM PST.
... High wind watch upgraded to a High Wind Warning... in effect
until 10 PM PST this evening for the South Washington coast...
The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a High Wind
Warning... which is in effect until 10 PM PST this evening. The
high wind watch is no longer in effect.
* Winds: coastal communities... south winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts
to 55 mph. Beaches and headlands... south winds 25 to 35 mph with
gusts to 60 mph.
* Timing: this afternoon and evening.
* Locations include: Raymond... Long Beach... Cape Disappointment.
* Impacts: the winds may cause local tree damage and result in
local power disruptions. Travel may be difficult... especially
for high profile vehicles.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
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