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Flood Watch for Cascade Foothills in Lane County, Oregon

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017




Flood watch in effect from Wednesday afternoon through late Friday night for much of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington... The national weather service in Portland has expanded the

* flood watch to include portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington, including the following areas, in northwest Oregon, cascade foothills in lane county and northern Oregon cascade foothills. In southwest Washington, south Washington cascade foothills.

* from Wednesday afternoon through late Friday night

* heavy rain will return to western Oregon and southwest Washington Wednesday afternoon through Thursday. Some rivers in low elevation basins, especially those draining the coast range are running high from recent heavy precipitation.

* in addition to heavy rainfall, rivers that have basins in the 1000-3000 feet elevation in the coast range and Willapa hills are expected to receive additional runoff from low elevation snow melt as the snow levels rise dramatically to 7000 to 8000 Wednesday afternoon and night. The heaviest rain will fall from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected in the Willapa hills and the north and central coast range of Oregon. 2 to 3 inches of rain are expected along the coast and 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain is expected inland.

For the complete article see the 02-08-2017 issue.

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