Severe Weather Alert Issued For Portland Metro Area For Monday Night.

2020 throws yet another fast ball at us. The National Weather Service is issuing high wind warnings for NW Oregon beginning Monday night. Some gusts expected to 60-65mph.

Complete regional forecast here.
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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
908 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

ORZ006-WAZ039-071615-
/O.UPG.KPQR.WI.Y.0002.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
/O.EXA.KPQR.HW.W.0004.200908T0000Z-200908T2000Z/
Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
908 PM PDT Sun Sep 6 2020

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM MONDAY TO 1 PM PDT
TUESDAY...


* WHAT...East winds 15 to 30 mph with widespread gusts of 40 to 55
  mph are expected. Locally stronger winds with gusts of 60 to 65
  mph are possible across the West Hills and areas east of the
  Portland and Vancouver Airports.

* WHERE...In Washington, Greater Vancouver Area. In Oregon,
  Greater Portland Metro Area.

* WHEN...From 5 PM Monday to 1 PM PDT Tuesday.

* IMPACTS...Tree limbs and even whole trees will be susceptible to
  being blown down. Be prepared for power outages. Travel will be
  difficult, especially for high profile vehicles along Interstate
  205.

* FIRE CONCERNS...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire
  spread. Use extreme caution with potential ignition sources.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around
trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of
your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if
you must drive.

List of School Closures and Delays

Last updated:  7:30AM

Marion, Polk, Linn & Benton Co. Schools
  • Dallas Sch. Dist. – Two hour delay. Buses on modified snow routes.
  • Falls City Sch. Dist. – 3 Hours Late, No preschool
  • Jefferson Sch. Dist. – No school for students due to ice. Staff on two hour delay or when safe.
  • North Santiam Sch. Dist. (Stayton) – 2 Hours Late. Buses 11, 14 and 37 on snow routes
  • Perrydale Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
  • Scio Sch. Dist. – 2 Hr Delay, Route 3 & 4 on Snow Routes UPDATE
  • Silver Falls Sch. Dist. – Silver Crest Elementary School: 2 Hour Delay. Buses 1, 4, 27, 28, & 31 on snow routes.
Yamhill Co. Schools
  • Amity Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
  • McMinnville Sch. Dist. – Buses on snow routes 7, 21, 22 and on 25 no service on Baker Creek past Powerhouse Rd.
  • Newberg Sch. Dist. – Newberg Public Schools are on normal Wednesday late start schedule. Melott Rd. is closed. Meet the bus at the county dump.
  • Sheridan Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late. Buses 1, 2 and 3 on AM Snow Routes

 

High Wind Advisory For Tonight. Are You Prepared?

That National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the Portland area tonight. Winds could bring down power lines, so it’s best to be prepared. Check flashlight batteries, make sure your cell phone is fully charged, and consider filling a couple of buckets with clean water in case of a loss of pressure.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
1210 PM PDT Mon Oct 28 2019

ORZ006-WAZ039-291400-
/O.CON.KPQR.WI.Y.0006.191029T0500Z-191030T0200Z/
Greater Portland Metro Area-Greater Vancouver Area-
Including the cities of Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville,
Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Vancouver, Battle Ground,
Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, and Amboy
1210 PM PDT Mon Oct 28 2019

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO
7 PM PDT TUESDAY…

* WHAT…East wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.

* WHERE…In Washington, Greater Vancouver Area. In Oregon,
Greater Portland Metro Area.

* WHEN…From 10 PM this evening to 7 PM PDT Tuesday. Peak wind
period around 2 AM through 8 AM Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…Tree limbs and a few large trees could be uprooted.
Isolated to scattered power outages can be expected. High
profile vehicles will be susceptible to strong and gusty cross
wind, especially on Interstate 205 over the Glenn Jackson
bridge.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Red Flag Warning and Heat Advisory From the National Weather Service.

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
750 PM PDT Mon Aug 26 2019



ORZ604-WAZ667-271900-
/O.CON.KPQR.FW.W.0005.190827T1900Z-190828T0600Z/
Willamette Valley-Clark County Lowlands-
750 PM PDT Mon Aug 26 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 11 PM PDT
TUESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
604 AND 667...

* Affected Area...In Oregon...Fire Weather Zone 604 Willamette
  Valley. In Washington...Fire Weather Zone 667 Clark County
  Lowlands.

* Winds...North to Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
  East wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph near the Columbia
  Gorge Tuesday.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions may be favorable for rapid fire spread
  which may threaten life and property. Use extra caution with
  potential ignition sources, especially in grassy areas.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of the
above conditions can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$


 

Heat Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
426 AM PDT Tue Aug 27 2019


426 AM PDT Tue Aug 27 2019

...HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...

* TEMPERATURES...Afternoon high temperatures of 92 to 102 degrees
  are expected today and Wednesday, with warmest temperatures
  between 3 and 7 PM. Temperatures will be very slow to cool, with
  overnight low temperatures only reaching the lower 60s for a few
  hours early Wednesday morning.

* TIMING...Hot temperatures develop this afternoon and will be
  very slow to cool tonight, limiting relief before hot
  conditions return on Wednesday.

* IMPACTS...Hot temperatures and limited relief overnight will
  increase the chance for heat related illnesses, especially for
  those who are sensitive to heat. People most vulnerable
  include those who spend a lot of time outdoors, those without
  air conditioning, those without adequate hydration, young
  children, and the elderly.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. Hot temperatures will create a situation in which heat
related illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of water, stay in an
air-conditioned room, stay out of the sunshine, and check up on
relatives and neighbors.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible, reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency, call 9 1 1.

&&

$$

Local Schools Closing Due to Snow. 7am Updated List.

Many local schools are closing due to the snow. The list of closures as of 7am folloes:

Gervais School. Dist. – Closed, No preschool. Afternoon and evening activities canceled
Mt. Angel School. Dist. – Closed
North Marion School. Dist. – Closed
St. Paul School. Dist. – Closed
Willamette ESD – Closed
Woodburn School. Dist. – Closed

School Closures and Delays.

The winter storm has arrived, bringing a blanket of snow to the French Prairie area.  As of 5:55am, the following school closures and delays have been reported:

  • St. Paul Schools –  2 hours late
  • Woodburn Schools – 2 hours late
  • Gervais Schools – 2 hours late. No AM kindergarten
  • Mt. Angel Schools – 2 hours late
  • North Marion Schools – 2 hours late. No AM kindergarten

Weather Advisory For Freezing Fog Overnight

NWS Forecast for: Central Willamette Valley
Issued by: National Weather Service Portland, OR
Last Update: 211 PM PST Wed Feb 20 2019

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers until midnight, some with small hail in the evening. Patchy fog and freezing fog after midnight. Lows around 30. North wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly cloudy. Patchy fog and freezing fog in the morning. Highs around 45. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

National Weather Service (Portland) Issues Special Weather Advisory. Snow Forecasted.

...MORE CHANCES FOR LOW ELEVATION ACROSS SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND
NORTHWEST OREGON THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING AND AGAIN
OVER THE WEEKEND...

A cold air mass will remain over the Pacific Northwest through the
weekend, and potentially much of next week as well. This will
likely result in additional chances for low elevation snowfall.

The next possibility for low elevation snow will be on Thursday
night into Friday morning. A band of light precipitation is
expected to develop over the region during this time, which will
likely result in some snow flurries with little to no
accumulation for many locations. However, there are some
indications that a steadier snow band will develop, which could
result in anywhere from a dusting to up to one inch of snow on
the ground by Friday morning. Temperatures will be cold enough for
snow to stick to paved surfaces. This could create some travel
issues during the Friday morning commute.

A more significant weather system will arrive Friday night and
Saturday. Snow levels are expected to rise during the day Friday,
with precipitation likely to fall as mainly rain below 1000 feet
through much of Friday night. However, snow levels will be
lowering again by early Saturday morning and will potentially be
hovering between sea level and 1000 feet through much of Saturday
and Saturday night. There will likely be heavier bands of
precipitation which bring accumulating snowfall to some areas at the
lowest elevations, while other low elevation areas will see
lighter precipitation and little to no snow accumulation.

Weather Related School Closings and Delays

Local schools are adjusting hours due to the snow and freezing weather. Current status as of 5:30am.
Gervais Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool. No AM Daycare, no afterschool activities
Mt. Angel Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
North Marion Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No AM preschool
St. Paul School District – 2 Hours Late, busses will run 2 hours late.
Woodburn Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late
Newberg Sch. Dist. – 2 Hours Late, No AM kindergarten, AM buses on snow routes