The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory until 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 for:
- Northwestern Lincoln County
- Tillamook County
- Northwestern Polk County
- Northwestern Marion County
- Southeastern Clatsop County
- Northwestern Clackamas County
- Yamhill County
- Columbia County
- Multnomah County
- Washington County
- Clark County in southwestern Washington
- Central Cowlitz County in southwestern Washington
At 4:20 a.m. gauge reports indicate hourly rainfall rates of 0.10-0.30" of rain per hour falling across portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
This will result in areas of urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Between 0.50-1.50" of rain has either already fallen in the past several hours or will fall over the next several hours in the advisory area.
Locations that where flooding could occur include
Tillamook, McMinnville, Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Battle Ground, St. Helens, Scappoose, Kelso, Longview, Woodland, and the Portland and Vancouver metro.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.
Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying spots.
HIGH WIND WARNING
The National Weather Service has also issued a High Wind Warning for our area until 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.
Southwest 20 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Strongest wind on beaches and headlands.
Strongest wind generally through around 6 am Tuesday. Wind decreasing from north to south Tuesday morning.
Strong winds may blow down branches, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.
A High Wind Warning means hazardous weather conditions of strong and damaging winds are imminent or highly likely in the warning area.