Weather Advisories

Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories for Southern Oregon and Northern California, issued and provided by the National Weather Service.

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Coos County, Oregon

  • Areas Effected: Cascade Foothills in Lane County; Cascades in Lane County; Central Coast Range of Western Oregon; Central Columbia River Gorge; Central Oregon Coast; Central Willamette Valley; Coast Range of Northwest Oregon; Greater Portland Metro Area; Lower Columbia; North Oregon Coast; Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills; Northern Oregon Cascades; South Willamette Valley; Upper Hood River Valley; Western Columbia River Gorge

    Effective: December 19, 2014, 10:54 am - Expires: December 22, 2014, 4:00 pm

    ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY
    AFTERNOON FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON...
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A FLOOD WATCH
    FOR SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON AND NORTHWEST OREGON. THIS WATCH IS IN
    EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON.
    CONFIDENCE CONTINUES TO INCREASE THAT A CLASSIC ATMOSPHERIC RIVER
    TYPE PRECIPITATION EVENT WILL SET UP OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
    OVER THE WEEKEND AND CONTINUE INTO EARLY MONDAY. A DEEP AND MOIST
    WESTERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY MORNING AND
    STRENGTHEN LATER SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A VERY LONG FETCH OF
    MOISTURE WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA WILL FEED INTO
    THIS SYSTEM...BRINGING THE POTENTIAL FOR VERY LARGE RAINFALL
    TOTALS ACROSS THE REGION. WITH THE FLOW FORECASTED TO REMAIN
    PERPENDICULAR TO THE COAST RANGE AND CASCADES FOR AN EXTENDED
    PERIOD OF TIME...EXPECT STRONG OROGRAPHIC ENHANCEMENT TO LEAD TO
    THE HIGHEST RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE MOUNTAINS. THE COAST
    RANGE...FOOTHILLS AND CASCADES ARE EXPECTED TO SEE IN THE RANGE OF
    6 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE.
    LOWER BUT STILL SIGNIFICANT TOTALS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE LOWER
    TERRAIN. PROJECTED RAINFALL ALONG THE COAST IS FORECASTED TO BE
    AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES...WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES EXPECTED OVER THE
    INTERIOR LOWLANDS.
    GIVEN THE LATEST FORECASTED RAINFALL TOTALS...IT APPEARS THAT
    THERE IS THE STRONG POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING OVER THE WEEKEND ON
    NUMEROUS RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES DRAINING THE COAST RANGE AND
    CASCADES. A FEW RIVERS MAY REACH MAJOR FLOOD STAGE. THE CURRENT
    RIVER STAGE FORECASTS INDICATE THAT THE FASTER RESPONDING RIVERS
    COULD REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS SATURDAY EVENING. THERE ALSO
    APPEARS TO BE POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING ON SOME OF THE MAIN STEM
    RIVERS EARLY NEXT WEEK. IN ADDITION TO FLOODING POTENTIAL ON THE
    MAIN STEM RIVERS AND TRIBUTARIES...THERE ARE LIKELY TO BE IMPACTS
    FROM URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOODING AND FLOODING ALONG LOW LYING
    PASTURE LAND.
    IN ADDITION TO THE FLOODING CONCERNS...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL HAS THE
    POTENTIAL TO CREATE LANDSLIDES...DEBRIS FLOWS...AND EXCESSIVE RUNOFF
    IN THE VICINITY OF RECENT WILDFIRE BURN SCARS. BURN SCARS FROM TWO
    LARGE FIRES THIS SUMMER...THE 36 PIT FIRE IN THE CLACKAMAS RIVER
    BASIN NEAR ESTACADA AND THE DECEPTION COMPLEX NEAR OAKRIDGE...WILL
    BE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.

  • Areas Effected: Curry County Coast; South Central Oregon Coast

    Effective: December 19, 2014, 4:08 am - Expires: December 20, 2014, 10:00 pm

    ...HIGH SURF TODAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING...
    .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTH PACIFIC HAS GENERATED LARGE
    SWELL THAT WILL REACH THE SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    COAST TODAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN ARRIVING THIS
    MORNING, WILL PEAK THIS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING, AND
    THEN PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING.
    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
    TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY...
    * WAVES AND SURF: SEAS PEAKING NEAR 20 FEET WILL CAUSE AVERAGE
    BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS OF 20 TO 28 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE.
    * TIMING: LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING.
    WAVE HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT WEST FACING BEACHES
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTH GALES ARE LIKELY TO WORSEN
    BREAKING WAVE IMPACTS AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE AT
    SOUTH THROUGH WEST FACING PORTIONS OF THE COASTLINE AROUND
    MIDDAY ON SATURDAY.
    * IMPACTS: LARGE SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES AND JETTIES VERY
    DANGEROUS. WAVES OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN EASILY SWEEP PEOPLE AND
    LARGE OBJECTS FROM JETTIES AND...POSSIBLY...INTO THE COLD
    OCEAN WATER. USE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG AND NEAR THE COAST...
    ESPECIALLY AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

  • Areas Effected: Cascade Foothills in Lane County; Cascades in Lane County; Central Coast Range of Western Oregon; Central Columbia River Gorge; Central Oregon Coast; Central Willamette Valley; Coast Range of Northwest Oregon; Greater Portland Metro Area; Lower Columbia; North Oregon Coast; Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills; Northern Oregon Cascades; South Willamette Valley; Upper Hood River Valley; Western Columbia River Gorge

    Effective: December 18, 2014, 3:40 pm - Expires: December 19, 2014, 3:15 pm

    ...FLOODING THREAT INCREASING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
    NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...
    STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL BEGIN CROSSING THE PACNW
    COAST SATURDAY MORNING. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE IS STRETCHING
    ACROSS THE PACIFIC WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HAS
    ABOVE AVERAGE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA. AS
    SUCH...THIS CONTINUES TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A CLASSIC HIGH
    PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT WHERE THE DEEP MOIST FLOW WILL
    SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME ON A NEARLY PERPENDICULAR COURSE
    AGAINST THE COAST RANGE WITH THE CASCADES TAKING A BIT HIGHER OF THE
    IMPACT. LATEST FORECASTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
    BRING 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS...7 TO
    11 INCHES FOR THE COAST RANGE...5 TO 7 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
    COAST...AND 3 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR.
    GIVEN LATEST DATA...IT APPEARS MULTIPLE COAST RANGE RIVERS HAVE A
    MODERATE POTENTIAL OF EXCEEDING FLOOD STAGE. ADDITIONALLY...THIS
    EVENT HAS SUFFICIENT DEPTH TO BRING SIGNIFICANT RAINS TO THE NORTH
    OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES WHERE RIVERS WILL ALSO SEE
    POTENTIAL FOR NOTABLE FLOODING.
    KEEP IN MIND THAT DETAILS WILL ALWAYS BE IN FLUX UNDER THESE
    SCENARIOS AS SUBTLE NORTH OR SOUTH SHIFTS COLD MAKE DRAMATIC
    DIFFERENCES IN WHICH BASINS RECEIVE EXTENDED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO
    HEAVY RAIN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
    IMPACTS AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
    STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
    WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV
    RIVER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE AT
    HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PQR (ALL LOWER CASE)

  • Areas Effected: Cascade Foothills in Lane County; Cascades in Lane County; Central Coast Range of Western Oregon; Central Columbia River Gorge; Central Oregon Coast; Central Willamette Valley; Coast Range of Northwest Oregon; Greater Portland Metro Area; Lower Columbia; North Oregon Coast; Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills; Northern Oregon Cascades; South Willamette Valley; Upper Hood River Valley; Western Columbia River Gorge

    Effective: December 18, 2014, 3:37 pm - Expires: December 19, 2014, 3:00 pm

    ...FLOODING THREAT INCREASING SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY FOR
    NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON RIVERS...
    STRONG AND DEEP MOIST WESTERLY FLOW WILL BEGIN CROSSING THE PACNW
    COAST SATURDAY MORNING. A VERY LONG FETCH OF MOISTURE IS STRETCHING
    ACROSS THE PACIFIC WITH ORIGINS WEST TO THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND HAS
    ABOVE AVERAGE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY RAINS TO THE AREA. AS
    SUCH...THIS CONTINUES TO GIVE THE APPEARANCE OF A CLASSIC HIGH
    PRECIPITATION ATMOSPHERIC RIVER EVENT WHERE THE DEEP MOIST FLOW WILL
    SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME ON A NEARLY PERPENDICULAR COURSE
    AGAINST THE COAST RANGE WITH THE CASCADES TAKING A BIT HIGHER OF THE
    IMPACT. LATEST FORECASTS FOR FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON
    BRING 8 TO 12 INCHES OF RAIN TO THE CASCADES AND FOOTHILLS...7 TO
    11 INCHES FOR THE COAST RANGE...5 TO 7 INCHES ALONG THE IMMEDIATE
    COAST...AND 3 TO 4 INCHES ALONG THE I-5 CORRIDOR.
    GIVEN LATEST DATA...IT APPEARS MULTIPLE COAST RANGE RIVERS HAVE A
    MODERATE POTENTIAL OF EXCEEDING FLOOD STAGE. ADDITIONALLY...THIS
    EVENT HAS SUFFICIENT DEPTH TO BRING SIGNIFICANT RAINS TO THE NORTH
    OREGON AND SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES WHERE RIVERS WILL ALSO SEE
    POTENTIAL FOR NOTABLE FLOODING.
    KEEP IN MIND THAT DETAILS WILL ALWAYS BE IN FLUX UNDER THESE
    SCENARIOS AS SUBTLE NORTH OR SOUTH SHIFTS COLD MAKE DRAMATIC
    DIFFERENCES IN WHICH BASINS RECEIVE EXTENDED PERIODS OF MODERATE TO
    HEAVY RAIN. PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE LATEST FORECASTS AND
    IMPACTS AS CONDITIONS WARRANT.
    STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NWS FORECASTS AT
    WEATHER.GOV/PORTLAND OR MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV
    RIVER FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEB PAGE AT
    HTTP://WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS2/INDEX.PHP?WFO=PQR (ALL LOWER CASE)

Curry County, Oregon

  • Areas Effected: Curry County Coast; South Central Oregon Coast

    Effective: December 19, 2014, 4:08 am - Expires: December 20, 2014, 10:00 pm

    ...HIGH SURF TODAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING...
    .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTH PACIFIC HAS GENERATED LARGE
    SWELL THAT WILL REACH THE SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    COAST TODAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN ARRIVING THIS
    MORNING, WILL PEAK THIS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING, AND
    THEN PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING.
    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
    TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY...
    * WAVES AND SURF: SEAS PEAKING NEAR 20 FEET WILL CAUSE AVERAGE
    BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS OF 20 TO 28 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE.
    * TIMING: LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING.
    WAVE HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT WEST FACING BEACHES
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTH GALES ARE LIKELY TO WORSEN
    BREAKING WAVE IMPACTS AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE AT
    SOUTH THROUGH WEST FACING PORTIONS OF THE COASTLINE AROUND
    MIDDAY ON SATURDAY.
    * IMPACTS: LARGE SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES AND JETTIES VERY
    DANGEROUS. WAVES OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN EASILY SWEEP PEOPLE AND
    LARGE OBJECTS FROM JETTIES AND...POSSIBLY...INTO THE COLD
    OCEAN WATER. USE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG AND NEAR THE COAST...
    ESPECIALLY AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

Del Norte County, California

  • Areas Effected: Redwood Coast

    Effective: December 19, 2014, 12:55 pm - Expires: December 19, 2014, 1:00 pm

    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM SATURDAY...
    ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON...
    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON
    UNTIL 6 PM SATURDAY EVENING.
    * WAVES AND SURF...BREAKING WAVES 22 TO 25 FEET ALONG WEST AND
    NORTHWEST FACING BEACHES.
    * TIMING...SURF RAPIDLY BUILDING THIS AFTERNOON INTO TONIGHT.
    THE LARGE SURF WILL CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY.
    * IMPACTS...LARGE BREAKING WAVES ALONG THE COAST WILL LEAD TO
    INCREASED WAVE RUN-UP ON BEACHES WITH WAVES TOPPING AND
    WASHING OVER LARGE ROCKS AND JETTIES. THESE LARGE WAVES CAN BE
    ERRATIC AND UNPREDICTABLE. USE EXTRA CAUTION NEAR THE SURF
    ZONE AS THESE LARGE WAVES WILL BE CAPABLE OF SWEEPING PEOPLE
    INTO THE FRIGID AND TURBULENT OCEAN WATERS. MARINERS
    TRAVERSING THE BAR ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION
    ESPECIALLY DURING MAX EBB WHICH IS PREDICTED TO OCCUR AROUND 1
    PM...OR STAY IN PORT UNTIL THE THREAT SUBSIDES.
    THE COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY WILL EXPIRE AT 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON.
    MINOR COASTAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE AGAIN SATURDAY MORNING...AND
    ANOTHER ADVISORY MAY BE REQUIRED AT THAT TIME.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A HIGH SURF ADVISORY MEANS THAT HIGH SURF WILL AFFECT BEACHES IN
    THE ADVISORY AREA...PRODUCING RIP CURRENTS AND LOCALIZED BEACH
    EROSION.

Douglas County, Oregon

  • Areas Effected: Curry County Coast; South Central Oregon Coast

    Effective: December 19, 2014, 4:08 am - Expires: December 20, 2014, 10:00 pm

    ...HIGH SURF TODAY THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING...
    .A STRONG STORM SYSTEM IN THE NORTH PACIFIC HAS GENERATED LARGE
    SWELL THAT WILL REACH THE SOUTHERN OREGON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    COAST TODAY. LARGE BREAKING WAVES ARE EXPECTED TO BEGIN ARRIVING THIS
    MORNING, WILL PEAK THIS LATE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EVENING, AND
    THEN PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING BEFORE SUBSIDING.
    ...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING
    TO 10 PM PST SATURDAY...
    * WAVES AND SURF: SEAS PEAKING NEAR 20 FEET WILL CAUSE AVERAGE
    BREAKING WAVE HEIGHTS OF 20 TO 28 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE.
    * TIMING: LATE FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE SATURDAY EVENING.
    WAVE HEIGHTS ARE EXPECTED TO PEAK AT WEST FACING BEACHES
    FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOUTH GALES ARE LIKELY TO WORSEN
    BREAKING WAVE IMPACTS AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE AT
    SOUTH THROUGH WEST FACING PORTIONS OF THE COASTLINE AROUND
    MIDDAY ON SATURDAY.
    * IMPACTS: LARGE SURF WILL MAKE BEACHES AND JETTIES VERY
    DANGEROUS. WAVES OF THIS MAGNITUDE CAN EASILY SWEEP PEOPLE AND
    LARGE OBJECTS FROM JETTIES AND...POSSIBLY...INTO THE COLD
    OCEAN WATER. USE EXTREME CAUTION ALONG AND NEAR THE COAST...
    ESPECIALLY AT AND AROUND THE TIME OF HIGH TIDE.

Jackson County, Oregon

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

Josephine County, Oregon

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

Klamath County, Oregon

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

Lake County, Oregon

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

Modoc County, California

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

Siskiyou County, California

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories in this area

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