Pacific county High Wind Warning

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind warning which is in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 9:00 p.m. this evening.

An unseasonably strong low pressure system will move northeast to Vancouver Island this afternoon and tonight bringing strong winds to the coast late this morning through this evening. South winds of 40 mph with gusts to around 60 mph are expected. Gusts to 70 mph are possible at exposed headlands and beaches.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.

High Wind Watch Cancelled, High Wind Warning Issued

   The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for the Southern Washington Coast beginning at 4pm today and lasting thru midnight tonight. Sustained winds are expected to be 35-45mph with gusts exceeding 70mph. The strongest winds are expected to begin between 5 & 8pm with a 2 hour period of the most powerful winds following.
 
   The High Wind Watch issued for the Central and Northern Washington Coast has been cancelled although the sustained winds are expected to be 25-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.
 
   The Grays Harbor County Emergency Management is warning all citizens to be alert for falling trees, branches and power lines. Be prepared for power outages due to the high winds. Check that all items are secure in your yard and to use safe practices in the event you use a generator. Never use a generator indoors!

High Wind Warning and High Surf Advisory for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a high wind warning and a high surf advisory for Pacific County.
The high wind warning is in effect from 1:00 p.m. this afternoon to 10:00 p.m. this evening for the North Oregon and South Washington Coasts.  South winds will increase this afternoon and continue into the evening.  Winds will reach 25-40 mph at inland areas with gusts of 60-65 mph near beaches and headlands. 
The high surf advisory is in effect from 4:00 p.m. this afternoon to 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning for the South Washington and North and Central Oregon Coasts.  A strong low pressure system off the coast will cause seas to build to between 20-24 feet tonight and impact the surf zone along the coast.  The waves will decrease some by Tuesday morning but remain higher than normal for several more days. 

WEATHER ADVISORY

THE HIGH WIND WARNING HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED, BUT AN ADVISORY CONTINUES.  FOR CURRENT WEATHER CONDITIONS AND FORECAST, CLICK ON THE WEATHER BUG ICON ON THIS WEBSITE.

AND AS ALWAYS, STAY TUNED TO THE FOLLOWING FREQUENCIES FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON POWER OUTAGES, ROAD CLOSURES, OR FLOOD ADVISORIES.

KBKW 94.7 FM &1450 AM

KSWW 102.1 FM & 101.7 FM

KJET 105.7 FM & 93.1 FM

KANY 93.7 FM

Pacific County Update on Thursday Storm

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) office was advised by the National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland that the Willapa River will exceed flood stage at approximately 7:00 p.m. and is forecasted to crest at 22’ around 10:00 p.m. this evening.
 
Heckard Road is currently closed due to water over the road.  Residents are cautioned to watch for water over roadways and other road closures through the night.  Please observe all road closures and refrain from driving through flood waters. 
 
The NWS has issued the following for the south Washington coast: 
 
·         A flood warning is in effect through Friday morning
·         A high wind warning remains in effect until midnight tonight
·         A high surf advisory remains in effect until 4:00 a.m. Friday
·         A coastal flood advisory for tidal overflow remains in effect until 6:00 p.m. this evening
 
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland.  This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.

Warning, Watch, and Advisory, Rundown for Grays Harbor

These Warnings  are in effect for Grays Harbor County -   Flood Watch for the Chehalis & Satsop , a High Surf Advisory and a High Wind Warning will be in effect until Midnight.
 
The Moclips River is over Rt 109/Moclips Hwy at this time!
 
1)    The Satsop River will return to flood level @ 10pm Thurs night (34 feet) It is expected to crest at 35.39 feet @ 4am Friday. Minimal flooding is forecasted.
2)    The Chehalis River will reach flood level (21 feet) @ 4pm Friday and is expected to crest at 21.53 feet at 4am on Saturday.
3)    The Wynoochee River is not an issue at this time.
4)    Be aware of minor flooding issues with water over some roadways.
5)    There is a HIGH SURF ADVISORY in effect. Seas are expected to reach 20-25 feet which will bring dangerous surf conditions at the beaches including erosion and longer surf runs. Be extremely aware of the waves! DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA!
6)    Grays Harbor County Public Works Road Crews are working to open roads that were closed due to fallen trees and water over the road.  They will be monitoring all roads during the upcoming weather event.

Warning, Watch, and Advisory, Rundown for Grays Harbor

These Warnings  are in effect for Grays Harbor County -   Flood Watch for the Chehalis , a High Surf Advisory and a High Wind Warning will be in effect from 1pm until 1am Thurs morning.
 
1)    The Satsop River is currently at bank level and receding, but will return to bank level @ 4am Thurs. It is NOT expected to reach flood stage at this point.
2)    The Chehalis River is at Bank level at 19.5 feet. It will reach flood stage (21 feet) @ 10am Friday. We’re monitoring the situation but forecasts predict 21.69 crest level at this time. Residents were warned via the Telephonic Warning System yesterday by Grays Harbor County Emergency Management.
3)    The Wynoochee River has no issues at this point.
4)    Be aware of minor flooding issues with water over some roadways.
5)    There is a HIGH SURF ADVISORY in effect. Seas are expected to reach 20-25 feet which will bring dangerous surf conditions at the beaches including erosion and longer surf runs. Be extremely aware of the waves! DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK TO THE SEA!
6)    The PUD states that there are currently a few residents without power. They are working hard to try to restore power this morning.
7)    Grays Harbor Public Works Road Crews are working to open roads that were closed due to fallen trees and water over the road.  They are monitoring all roads for rising flood waters.

High Wind Warning Issued for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind watch which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening. 

The first in a series of storms will begin to affect the south Washington and north Oregon coasts on Wednesday afternoon.  South winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph will begin to affect the coast by mid-afternoon.  Winds will then increase to 30-40 mph with gusts to 70 mph in the evening.  Winds will be strongest along the beaches and headlands.  Winds will decrease around midnight tomorrow night.

The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency does not typically issue statements upon receipt of a high wind watch but given the recent storm believes that more information is better.

NWS Issues High Wind Warning for Pacific County

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service, Portland Office notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency of a high wind warning effective until noon today for the headlands of the south Washington coast. 
 
A brief period of strong winds 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph are expected ahead of a strong Pacific cold front.  The winds are expected to decrease by noon once the cold front moves onshore. 
 
A high wind warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring.  Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage and residents are encouraged to be personally prepared for exacerbating events such as possible power outages or tree fall.