Daily Stuff 1-12-21 extra

The alerts are going off!

It’s not just messy out there….. There are trees down. King Silver and some other places near the Alsea flooded some at high tide. The slip near Otter Rock on 101 is moving, still. It’s windy/gusty…. Stay home if you can!

https://www.wunderground.com/severe/us/or/waldport

Active Weather Alerts

RIVER FLOOD WARNINGISSUED: 3:02 PM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Flood Warning for
the Siletz River at Siletz.
* Until Wednesday morning.
* At 2:30 PM PST Tuesday the stage was 15.7 feet.
* Flood stage is 16.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The river is expected to rise above flood stage late
this afternoon to a crest of 16.5 feet late this evening. It will
then fall below flood stage late tonight.
* Impact...Above 16.0 feet, expect minor lowland flooding and minor
flooding of some structures and roads along the Siletz River.
Flooding may be exacerbated during high tide.


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FLOOD ADVISORYISSUED: 7:54 AM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
Clackamas County in northwestern Oregon...
Clatsop County in northwestern Oregon...
Columbia County in northwestern Oregon...
Central Hood River County in northwestern Oregon...
Southeastern Marion County in northwestern Oregon...
Multnomah County in northwestern Oregon...
Polk County in northwestern Oregon...
Tillamook County in northwestern Oregon...
Washington County in northwestern Oregon...
Yamhill County in northwestern Oregon...
Central Benton County in western Oregon...
Northwestern Lane County in western Oregon...
Lincoln County in western Oregon...
Clark County in southwestern Washington...
Cowlitz County in southwestern Washington...
Pacific County in southwestern Washington...
Skamania County in southwestern Washington...
Wahkiakum County in southwestern Washington...

* Until 1245 PM PST Wednesday.

* At 754 AM PST, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated
heavy rain. This is causing urban and small stream flooding.
Overflowing poor drainage areas have already caused minor flooding
in the advisory area. Between 1 and 4 inches of rain have fallen.

Additional rainfall of 2 to 4 inches today and tonight will result
in minor flooding of creeks and flood prone roads.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

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HIGH SURF ADVISORYISSUED: 1:53 PM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large waves and hazardous
surf conditions. Breakers up to 25 to 30 feet. For the Coastal
Flood Advisory, tidal overflow flooding.

* WHERE...In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
Central Oregon Coast and North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, until 9 PM PST this
evening. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 4 PM PST
Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding, up to two feet above ground level,
during high tides is expected in the low lying areas near bays,
sloughs, and the lower reaches of the coastal rivers. Along the
south Washington coast, full rivers will increase the impacts of
the tidal overflow and may produce more widespread flooding.

With high surf, destructive waves may wash over beaches,
jetties, and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept
off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor
beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings.
Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-
lying shoreline.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Coastal Flood Advisory means that tidal overflow flooding is
expected. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and
property.

In southwest Washington, similar conditions in the past have
resulted in minor flooding in Raymond, on HWY 101 near South Bend,
and/or minor erosion of HWY 105 near North Cove.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water's edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach as sneaker waves are
possible. Water running up on the beach can easily lift or roll
logs which can injure or kill someone caught in their path.

&&

COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORYISSUED: 1:53 PM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...HIGH SURF ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM PST THIS EVENING...
...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM PST
WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...For the High Surf Advisory, large waves and hazardous
surf conditions. Breakers up to 25 to 30 feet. For the Coastal
Flood Advisory, tidal overflow flooding.

* WHERE...In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon,
Central Oregon Coast and North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN...For the High Surf Advisory, until 9 PM PST this
evening. For the Coastal Flood Advisory, until 4 PM PST
Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Minor flooding, up to two feet above ground level,
during high tides is expected in the low lying areas near bays,
sloughs, and the lower reaches of the coastal rivers. Along the
south Washington coast, full rivers will increase the impacts of
the tidal overflow and may produce more widespread flooding.

With high surf, destructive waves may wash over beaches,
jetties, and other structures unexpectedly. People can be swept
off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Minor
beach erosion may damage coastal properties and buildings.
Higher than normal water run-up is expected on beaches and low-
lying shoreline.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Coastal Flood Advisory means that tidal overflow flooding is
expected. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert
for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and
property.

In southwest Washington, similar conditions in the past have
resulted in minor flooding in Raymond, on HWY 101 near South Bend,
and/or minor erosion of HWY 105 near North Cove.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches,
producing rip currents, sneaker waves and beach erosion. Stay
well back from the water's edge and be alert for exceptionally
high waves.

Keep away from large logs on the beach as sneaker waves are
possible. Water running up on the beach can easily lift or roll
logs which can injure or kill someone caught in their path.

&&

HIGH WIND WARNINGISSUED: 11:52 AM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM PST WEDNESDAY...

* WHAT...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph
expected.

* WHERE...Central Oregon Coast. The strongest winds will be
found along the more exposed beaches and headlands.

* WHEN...Through 2 AM PST Wednesday. Gusty winds will continue
through the day today, with potentially a stronger short burst
of winds early tonight.

* IMPACTS...Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines.
Scattered power outages are possible. Travel will be
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

&&

FLOOD WATCHISSUED: 5:09 AM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Flood Watch for portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest
Washington, including the Cascade and Cascade Foothills, Coast
Range and Willapa Hills, Columbia River Gorge, Willamette Valley
and Greater Portland Metro Area, Lower Columbia and I-5 Corridor
in Cowlitz County, Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington Coast.

* Through Wednesday morning

* A slow moving front with a tap into an atmospheric river of
moisture will continue rain through Wednesday. The rain will be
heavy at times, especially over the coastal mountains and the
Cascades. A front stalled near the northern coasts this morning,
and the highest rainfall totals have been observed in the Willapa
Hills and north Oregon coast range where around 4 inches of rain
has fallen in the last 24 hours. The area of heavy rain will move
south and east through the day.

* Rivers and small streams are rising in response to the heavy rain,
and many will rise close to or above flood levels today and
Wednesday. The heavy rain may also result in urban flooding today,
especially in low lying areas with poor drainage. Saturated soils
may also lead to land slides.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts. 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.

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.

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STORM WARNINGISSUED: 2:26 PM JAN. 12, 2021 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

...STORM WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING...

* WHAT...South winds 30 to 40 kt with gusts up to 50 kt and seas
22 to 25 feet at 18 seconds.

* WHERE...Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10
NM.

* WHEN...Until 10 PM PST this evening.

* IMPACTS...Very strong winds will cause hazardous seas which
could capsize or damage vessels and reduce visibility.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Mariners should remain in port, alter course, and/or secure the
vessel for severe conditions.
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