High Wind Warning:
Issued at: 9:16 am PST on December 20, 2014, expires at: 12:00 PM PST on December 21, 2014
- ...High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon PST Sunday... A High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon PST Sunday.
- Timing: winds will gradually increase through today. The winds will peak late this afternoon through mid morning Sunday. Winds will decrease towards noon Sunday.
- Winds: sustained winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
- Impacts: sudden wind gusts will make traveling difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Loose objects... including Holiday decorations...may suddenly become airborne. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A High Wind Warning is issued when sustained winds are expected to be 40 mph or greater with gusts in excess of 58 mph. These winds can easily toss around loose objects and down large tree limbs and power lines. Those venturing outdoors should use extreme caution and be alert for flying debris. Driving may also be difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. For additional weather information...check our web site at www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton.
Areal Flood Watch:
Issued at: 2:45 am PST on December 20, 2014, expires at: 4:00 PM PST on December 22, 2014
- ...Flood Watch remains in effect from this afternoon through Monday afternoon... The Flood Watch continues for
- portions of Oregon and southeast Washington...including the following areas...in Oregon...foothills of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon...foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon...Grande Ronde Valley...John Day basin...northern Blue Mountains of Oregon...ochoco-John Day Highlands... southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa County. In southeast Washington...foothills of the Blue Mountains of Washington and the northwest Blue Mountains of Washington.
- From this afternoon through Monday afternoon
- 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches. The snow level will be around 3000 feet today and will rise to near 8000 feet on Sunday.
- Small creeks and streams will start to rise today with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises tonight and Sunday. No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers...but several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding...especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.