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.

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.

High Wind Warning Issued for Pacific County

Precautionary/Preparedness actions:

 

With the recent wind, rain, and saturated ground, residents should again prepare and take this time as an opportunity to take care of problems caused by the past storm before this one arrives. 

 

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event.  Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.  Continue to monitor the latest forecasts from the NWS at http://www.weather.gov/portland.  This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.

High Surf and Coastal Flood Advisories Now in Effect

The NWS also issued a coastal flood advisory in effect until noon Tuesday.  Minor tidal overflow is expected to occur along low lying portions of the south Washington Coast through Tuesday.  During the high tides around noon today and 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the greatest possibility of tidal overflow will be in and around the City of Raymond.  
 
Precautionary/Preparedness actions:
 
A high surf advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.  A coastal flood advisory indicates that onshore winds and tides will combine to generate flooding of low areas along the shore. 
 
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.

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.

High Surf Warning Through Saturday

Hazards from high surf conditions along the shoreline will be enhanced during the high tides around 3 to 4 pm in the afternoon today and Saturday. The high tide during these times periods will cause the large waves to impact higher portions of the beaches than at other times of the day.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions:

A high surf warning means that dangerously high surf will batter beaches in the advisory area, producing deadly rip currents and minor beach erosion. It can be very dangerous to venture near the coast under high surf conditions. People have been swept off rocks and jetties and drown while observing high surf. Stay well back from the water’s edge and be alert for the exceptionally high wave.

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.

Excessive Heat Warning Cancelled for Coast and Willipa Hills

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has cancelled the excessive heat warning for the areas of the coast and the Willapa Hills.   An increase in onshore flow has caused temperatures to fall this morning to levels about 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday morning across most of the coast range.  The enhanced marine influence will help hold temperatures down somewhat today, with high temperatures in the area expected to be generally in the 80s and lower 90s.  While these temperatures are still above normal they represent a significant drop from the triple digit heat of the past couple days. 

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.

Pacific County EMA Warns: The Heat Wave Continues

In addition to the hot afternoons, little relief from the heat is expected overnight.  With little to no cooling influence from the ocean and a somewhat humid air mass in place, nights will remain quite uncomfortable away from the coast.

Precautionary/Preparedness actions:

An excessive heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously hot temperatures will occur.  The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a dangerous situation in which heat illnesses are likely.  Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors.

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.