Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Special Statement
Statement as of 9:07 PM PST on December 27, 2014

...Accumulating snow in the South Washington and north and central Oregon Cascade foothills and the higher Coast Range Sunday night and Monday morning...

...Extremely cold and blustery weather coming to southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this week...

One to four inches of snow is possible Sunday night and Monday morning in the South Washington and north and central Oregon Cascade foothills and the higher Coast Range Sunday night and Monday as the snow levels lower to 1500 to 2000 feet Sunday night and possibly below 1000 feet Monday morning.

Following that...the coldest cold snap of the season will impact southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this week. Cold east winds will begin to develop across the area late Monday morning and Monday afternoon...and increase in earnest over the area Monday night and Tuesday. This will bring the coldest temperatures of the season to the region...and likely bring cold wind chills to much of the area.

East winds will likely gust to 60 to 70 mph in the windiest areas of the Columbia River gorge by Monday night. Brisk east and northeast winds will also affect the entire region by Monday night and Tuesday...including the entire Willamette Valley...the coast and Coast Range...the Cascades and foothills...and the southwest Washington interior. The winds could be locally strong enough to do some damage and cause some power outages again.

Low temperatures Monday night will likely fall into the single digits and possibly even below zero in the Cascades...with mid teens to mid twenties in the western valleys...and 20s at the coast. Highs on Tuesday may struggle to reach 32 degrees in the valleys...and only reach into the 30s on the coast. Highs in the Cascades may only reach the teens and lower 20s.

The strong east winds in combination with cold temperatures will produce very cold wind chills. The coldest wind chills will likely be in the Cascades and in the Columbia Gorge...but the remainder of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon will feel the effects to the cold wind as well.

Be sure to have winter supplies on hand and be prepared for the cold weather and brisk east winds this week.

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907 PM PST Sat Dec 27 2014

...Accumulating snow in the South Washington and north and central Oregon Cascade foothills and the higher Coast Range Sunday night and Monday morning...

...Extremely cold and blustery weather coming to southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this week...

One to four inches of snow is possible Sunday night and Monday morning in the South Washington and north and central Oregon Cascade foothills and the higher Coast Range Sunday night and Monday as the snow levels lower to 1500 to 2000 feet Sunday night and possibly below 1000 feet Monday morning.

Following that...the coldest cold snap of the season will impact southwest Washington and northwest Oregon this week. Cold east winds will begin to develop across the area late Monday morning and Monday afternoon...and increase in earnest over the area Monday night and Tuesday. This will bring the coldest temperatures of the season to the region...and likely bring cold wind chills to much of the area.

East winds will likely gust to 60 to 70 mph in the windiest areas of the Columbia River gorge by Monday night. Brisk east and northeast winds will also affect the entire region by Monday night and Tuesday...including the entire Willamette Valley...the coast and Coast Range...the Cascades and foothills...and the southwest Washington interior. The winds could be locally strong enough to do some damage and cause some power outages again.

Low temperatures Monday night will likely fall into the single digits and possibly even below zero in the Cascades...with mid teens to mid twenties in the western valleys...and 20s at the coast. Highs on Tuesday may struggle to reach 32 degrees in the valleys...and only reach into the 30s on the coast. Highs in the Cascades may only reach the teens and lower 20s.

The strong east winds in combination with cold temperatures will produce very cold wind chills. The coldest wind chills will likely be in the Cascades and in the Columbia Gorge...but the remainder of southwest Washington and northwest Oregon will feel the effects to the cold wind as well.

Be sure to have winter supplies on hand and be prepared for the cold weather and brisk east winds this week.