Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Portland OR
507 AM PDT Wed Apr 4 2018
North Oregon Coast-Central Oregon Coast- Coast Range of Northwest Oregon- Central Coast Range of Western Oregon-Lower Columbia- Greater Portland Metro Area-Central Willamette Valley- South Willamette Valley-Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills- Cascade Foothills in Lane County-Willapa Hills- South Washington Coast-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County- Greater Vancouver Area-South Washington Cascade Foothills-
Including the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach, Tillamook, Netarts, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Newport, Cape Foulweather, Yachats, Florence, Vernonia, Jewell, Sunset Summit, Lees Camp, Trask, Grande Ronde, Burnt Woods, Tidewater, Swisshome, Veneta, St. Helens, Clatskanie, Hillsboro, Portland, Wilsonville, Oregon City, Gresham, Troutdale, Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lebanon, Sandy, Estacada, Silver Falls State Park, Sweet Home, Vida, Jasper, Lowell, Cottage Grove, Willapa, Frances, Elk Mountain, Ryderwood, Raymond, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, Cathlamet, Cape Disappointment, Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Washougal, Yacolt, Amboy, Toutle, Ariel, Lake Merwin, Yale Lake, and Cougar
507 AM PDT Wed Apr 4 2018
...STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE ALONG THE COAST AND INLAND SATURDAY...
A strong storm system is expected to develop rapidly while moving across the northeast Pacific Friday, making landfall near Vancouver Island Saturday. This system may rapidly develop a second, equally strong low pressure center precariously close to the Oregon and Washington Coast early Saturday morning, which would lead to a very windy day Saturday across southwest Washington and northwest Oregon.
For now, be advised that there is the potential for strong and damaging winds Saturday throughout southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. While the threat is greatest along the coast as usual, there is also the potential for strong winds inland if the low pressure system tracks close enough to the coast. Impacts may include downed trees, branches, and power lines, leading to potential power outages Saturday, even for inland areas.
Now would be a good time to ensure you are prepared for the impacts of a wind storm. Secure loose outdoor objects, make sure you have a flashlight and plenty of batteries in case power outages do occur Saturday afternoon and evening.
Details remain uncertain, and a lot can still change with the forecast track of this storm and its expected impacts. Stay tuned to the latest forecast by visiting weather.gov or your favorite source of weather information.