Weather Alert Detail

  • Special Weather Statement for Coast Range of Northwest Oregon County, Oregon
  • Special Weather Statement issued April 04 at 5:07AM PDT by NWS
  • Effective: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 2:06 p.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6 a.m.
    A strong storm system is expected to develop rapidly while moving
    across the northeast Pacific Friday, making landfall near
    Vancouver Island Saturday. This system may rapidly develop a
    second, equally strong low pressure center precariously close to
    the Oregon and Washington Coast early Saturday morning, which
    would lead to a very windy day Saturday across southwest
    Washington and northwest Oregon.
    For now, be advised that there is the potential for strong and
    damaging winds Saturday throughout southwest Washington and
    northwest Oregon. While the threat is greatest along the coast as
    usual, there is also the potential for strong winds inland if the
    low pressure system tracks close enough to the coast. Impacts may
    include downed trees, branches, and power lines, leading to
    potential power outages Saturday, even for inland areas.
    Now would be a good time to ensure you are prepared for the
    impacts of a wind storm. Secure loose outdoor objects, make sure
    you have a flashlight and plenty of batteries in case power
    outages do occur Saturday afternoon and evening.
    Details remain uncertain, and a lot can still change with the
    forecast track of this storm and its expected impacts. Stay tuned
    to the latest forecast by visiting or your favorite
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