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  • Special Weather Statement for Cascade Foothills in Lane County County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued October 21 at 2:35PM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 2:35 p.m.
  • Expires: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4 p.m.
  • ...WET AND WINDY WEEK AHEAD FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST
    OREGON...
    A STRONG AND WET PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING PERIODS OF HEAVY
    RAIN TO SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON TONIGHT THROUGH
    THURSDAY MORNING. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED ALONG THE COASTAL
    HEADLANDS AND HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE COAST RANGE TONIGHT INTO
    WEDNESDAY MORNING.
    SOUTH WINDS ARE INCREASING ALONG THE COAST THIS AFTERNOON AS THE
    FRONT APPROACHES THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST COASTAL WATERS. WINDS WILL
    BE ESPECIALLY STRONG ALONG THE BEACHES AND HEADLANDS...WHERE GUSTS
    OF 60 TO 70 MPH ARE EXPECTED AT TIMES TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY
    WEDNESDAY. COASTAL COMMUNITIES MAY SEE GUSTS UPWARDS OF 50 MPH AS
    THE FRONT SLOWLY SAGS DOWN THE COAST LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY
    MORNING.
    SOUTH WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE LATER TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY FOR
    THE INLAND VALLEYS AND MAIN METRO AREAS...WHERE GUSTS OF 25 TO 35
    MPH ARE POSSIBLE. MANY TREES STILL HAVE A FAIR AMOUNT OF LEAVES
    ON THEM...WHICH COULD CAUSE MORE LIMBS TO BREAK THAN IS OFTEN THE
    CASE WITH SUCH WINDS. AS A RESULT...SOME MINOR POWER OUTAGES ARE
    POSSIBLE AS THE GUSTY WINDS DEVELOP.
    THE FRONTAL SYSTEM HAS TAPPED INTO SUB-TROPICAL MOISTURE WHICH
    WILL ENHANCE RAINFALL NEAR THE FRONT AS IT SLOWLY MOVES THROUGH
    THE AREA TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY. RAIN WILL BE HEAVY AT
    TIMES ALONG THE COAST AND IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN...AND POSSIBLY IN
    THE INLAND VALLEYS AS WELL.
    RAINFALL TOTALS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE INLAND
    VALLEYS BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. COASTAL LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
    RECEIVE 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES OF RAIN ARE
    FORECAST FOR MOST OF THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES.
    MINOR URBAN FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DUE TO AUTUMN LEAVES CLOGGING
    STORM DRAINS...ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN THE
    HEAVIEST RAIN IS EXPECTED. ADDITIONALLY...THERE IS A POSSIBILITY
    OF MINOR FLOODING ON A COUPLE OF FAST RESPONDING SMALL STREAMS
    AND RIVERS DUE TO THE HEAVY RAIN. BURN SCAR AREAS FROM RECENT
    WILDFIRES IN THE CASCADES MAY ALSO BE SUBJECT TO DEBRIS FLOWS OR
    MUDSLIDES. ALL OF THIS WILL BE MONITORED CLOSELY OVER THE COMING
    DAYS.
    AFTER A LULL ON THURSDAY...ANOTHER STRONG SYSTEM MAY AFFECT PART
    OF THE AREA FRIDAY INTO THIS WEEKEND. DETAILS ON THIS SYSTEM ARE
    STILL QUITE UNCERTAIN... BUT IT APPEARS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
    NORTHWEST OREGON IS IN FOR A FAIRLY EXTENDED PERIOD OF WET AND
    UNSETTLED FALL WEATHER.