Winter Storm Warning Issued For Portland Area

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR

549 AM PST SAT JAN 7 2017 WINTER STORM WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON THIS WEEKEND…

 

ORZ006-WAZ039-072200- /O.CON.KPQR.WS.W.0001.170107T1800Z-170109T0600Z/ GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HILLSBORO…PORTLAND…OREGON CITY… GRESHAM…VANCOUVER…BATTLE GROUND…WASHOUGAL

 

549 AM PST SAT JAN 7 2017

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY FOR THE GREATER PORTLAND AND VANCOUVER METRO AREA… A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW AND ICE REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 10 PM PST SUNDAY. * TIMING…SNOW WILL DEVELOP AROUND MIDDAY TODAY…AND WILL CHANGE TO SLEET OR FREEZING RAIN BY THIS EVENING. FREEZING RAIN WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY WARM ABOVE FREEZING SUNDAY AWAY FROM THE COLUMBIA GORGE…BUT AREAS NEAR THE COLUMBIA GORGE MAY REMAIN BELOW FREEZING INTO SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE FINALLY WARMING ABOVE FREEZING LATER SUNDAY NIGHT. * SNOW ACCUMULATION…LESS THAN 2 INCHES WITH LOCAL ACCUMULATIONS OF UP TO 4 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. * ICE ACCUMULATION…UP TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH. * WINDS…EAST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH…EXCEPT EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE EAST METRO AREA. * IMPACTS…THE COMBINATION OF ICE…SNOW…AND WIND WILL LIKELY BRING DOWN SOME TREES AND POWER LINES…LEADING TO POWER DISRUPTIONS IN SOME AREAS. SOME AREAS MAY BE WITHOUT POWER FOR MULTIPLE DAYS. PUBLIC TRANSIT MAY BE IMPACTED BY THE SNOW AND ICE…INCLUDING RAIL LINES. TRAVEL WILL BECOME DIFFICULT AS ICE AND SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO MAKE UNTREATED ROADS VERY SLICK. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… SNOW AND A LARGE AMOUNT OF ICE ARE FORECAST TO ACCUMULATE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS CAUSING HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS. THOSE WITH TRAVEL PLANS IN THE WARNING AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHOOSE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE…OR SHOULD USE EXTREME CAUTION IF TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE. RESIDENTS IN THE AREA SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR EXTENDED POWER OUTAGES WHICH MAY LAST MULTIPLE DAYS.

 

 

 

 

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