Foothills of the Northern Blue Mountains of Oregon Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 2:45 AM PST on December 20, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Monday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Oregon and southeast Washington...including the following areas...in Oregon...foothills of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon...foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon...Grande Ronde Valley...John Day basin...northern Blue Mountains of Oregon...ochoco-John Day Highlands... southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa County. In southeast Washington...foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington and the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.

* From this afternoon through Monday afternoon

* 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches. The snow level will be around 3000 feet today and will rise to near 8000 feet on Sunday.

* Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday. No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers...but several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding...especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur.

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.

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:16 AM PST on December 20, 2014

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST Sunday...

A Wind Advisory remains in effect until noon PST Sunday.

* Timing: winds will gradually increase through today. The winds will peak late this afternoon through mid morning Sunday. Winds will decrease towards noon Sunday.

* Winds: sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Impacts: sudden wind gusts will make traveling difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects... including Holiday decorations...may suddenly become airborne.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast between 30 and 39 mph or gusts ranging from 45 to 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Minor property damage may also occur. For additional weather information...check our web site at www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton.

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