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Stormy Weather Continues

Record setting rainfall over the past 24 hours is causing flooding across western Oregon. The rain will continue today, although will be much lighter. The Cascades will see snow and the coast will continue to see breezy conditions, especially overnight into Wednesday. Here’s a look at the current warnings in effect from the National Weather Service:

A FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM PST THIS AFTERNOON FOR CENTRAL DOUGLAS COUNTY AND THE SOUTH CENTRAL OREGON COAST.

HEAVY RAIN WILL SWELL SMALLER STREAMS AND DRAINAGES ACROSS THE AREA, POTENTIALLY LEADING TO FLOODING. STORM DRAINS CLOGGED BY AUTUMN LEAVES MAY EXACERBATE FLOODING IN URBAN AREAS. ADDITIONALLY HEAVY RAIN FALLING ON SATURATED SOILS MAY PRODUCE LANDSLIDES AS WELL AS POSSIBLE ROAD SLUMPS. THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 101 IN COOS AND DOUGLAS COUNTIES.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON TODAY ABOVE 4500 FEET FOR THE NORTH AND CENTRAL OREGON CASCADES.

ODOT REPORTS 4 TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ON HIGHWAY 20 AT TOMBSTONE AND SANTIAM PASS OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION OF 4 TO 8 INCHES IS LIKELY THIS MORNING, WITH OVERALL SNOW TOTALS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES BY MIDDAY.

A HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR THE OREGON COAST.

STRONGEST WINDS THIS MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN SOUTH OF THE AREA. HOWEVER, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON WILL BRING SQUALLY CONDITIONS WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 55 MPH POSSIBLE.

TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY: A STRONGER DISTURBANCE MAY BRING MORE WIDESPREAD GUSTS 50 TO 60 MPH…GENERALLY FROM THE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST. SUSTAINED WIND WILL LIKELY BE IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE.

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM PST THIS MORNING FOR SOUTH WASHINGTON AND NORTH OREGON COAST.

TIDES: HIGH TIDE BETWEEN 6 AND 7 AM THIS MORNING IS EXPECTED TO BE BETWEEN 9.5 AND 10 FT. HIGH TIDES THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE LOWER.

RIVER FLOWS: RIVER FLOWS ARE DECREASING BUT STILL RUNNING HIGH ENOUGH TO AFFECT LOW LYING AREAS DURING THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING. RIVER FLOWS THIS AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED TO BE LOWER SO TIDAL OVERFLOW IS LESS LIKELY.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE GRAYS RIVER NEAR ROSBURG.
* AT 5 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS…12.4 FEET / 9000 CFS.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 12.0 FEET AND FLOOD FLOW IS 8230 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST…THIS RIVER CRESTED AT 16.0 FT AT 3 PM MONDAY. THIS RIVER
IS EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TUESDAY MORNING AND
CONTINUE FALLING FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS.
* IMPACT…ABOVE 12.0 FEET…EXPECT SOME FLOODING OF ROADS ALONG AND
NEAR THE GRAYS RIVER…INCLUDING ROADWAY APPROACHES TO THE ALTOONA
BRIDGE OVER THE GRAYS…AND PORTIONS OF COVERED BRIDGE ROAD…
BARR-DURRAH ROAD…AND LOOP ROAD NEAR ROSBURG AND HWY 4.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MARYS RIVER NEAR PHILOMATH.
* AT 3 AM MONDAY THE STAGE WAS…20.4 FEET / 5530 CFS.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 20.0 FEET AND FLOOD FLOW IS 5000 CFS.
* MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURRING.
* FORECAST…THIS RIVER CRESTED AT 25.5 FT AT MIDNIGHT TUESDAY AND IS
EXPECTED TO FALL BELOW FLOOD STAGE TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
* IMPACT…ABOVE 20.0 FT…EXPECT WIDESPREAD LOW LAND AND
AGRICULTURAL FLOODING. SOME STRUCTURES ALONG THE RIVER MAY BEGIN TO
FLOOD. NUMEROUS ROADS ARE IMPACTED.

THE FLOOD WARNING FOR CONTINUES FOR THE COQUILLE RIVER AT COQUILLE.
* FROM 4:00 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING TO 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY.
* AT  2:30 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 13.2 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 21.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* IMPACT…AT 21.0 FEET…THE COQUILLE RIVER IS AT FLOOD STAGE. EXPECT
FLOODING OF FARMLAND AND LOW-LYING AREAS THROUGHOUT THE FLOOD PLAIN
ALONG THE COQUILLE RIVER.
* FLOOD HISTORY…THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 21.4 FEET
ON MAR 18 2011.

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE SOUTH FORK COQUILLE RIVER AT MYRTLE POINT.
* FROM THIS MORNING TO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
* AT  1:15 AM TUESDAY THE STAGE WAS 20.0 FEET.
* FLOOD STAGE IS 33.0 FEET.
* MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST.
* IMPACT…AT 35.0 FEET…EXPECT FLOODING ALONG SOME SECTIONS OF
HIGHWAY 42 DOWNSTREAM FROM MYRTLE POINT AND ALONG THE HIGHWAY TO
POWERS. WIDESPREAD FLOODING OF AGRICULTURAL LAND CAN BE EXPECTED.
* FLOOD HISTORY…THIS CREST COMPARES TO A PREVIOUS CREST OF 35.8 FEET
ON MAR 31 2012.

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