First December weekend hits us with wet, windy, weather

Weather Blog

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Our next rainmaker arrives Saturday. Timing on that rain will be late morning until early evening. Along with rain, a strong southerly flow is expected with gusts 15-25 mph in the Willamette Valley.

Wind Advisory will be in effect Saturday for Eastern Columbia River Gorge and North Central Oregon. Gusts from the west possible up to 55 mph.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect Saturday for the WA Cascades above 2,000′. Watch for accumulating snow on mountain passes there, with up to a foot of snow by the end of the day. Oregon Cascades won’t be nearly is snowy, perhaps only getting 1 – 2″ of snow above 5,000′ Saturday. Colder air arrives Sunday about the same time precipitation ends. And yes there are more snow building opportunities in the forecast starting Monday morning.

This weekend at the beach, watch for King Tides. Coastal Flood Advisory in effect Saturday from 11am to 2pm for tidal overflow during high tide.


* WHAT…Tidal overflow flooding expected.

* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon, North Oregon Coast.

* WHEN…From 11 AM to 2 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Minor flooding, up to one foot above ground level, during high tides is expected in the low lying areas near bays, sloughs, and the lower reaches of the coastal rivers.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…The Saturday afternoon high tide at Toke Point is forecast to peak near 11.8 feet. The Saturday afternoon high tide at Tongue Point in Astoria is forecast to peak near 10.9 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… A Coastal Flood Advisory means that tidal overflow flooding is expected. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property.


* WHAT…West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

* WHERE…In Washington, Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Washington and Simcoe Highlands. In Oregon, Eastern Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and North Central Oregon.

* WHEN…From noon to 10 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Travelers along Interstate 84 and Highways 14, 97 and 197 should be prepared for sudden strong and gusty winds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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