Archive for the ‘Harbor Weather’ Category

Special Weather Statement: Warm weather brings water deaths

May 1, 2014 Comments off

A Special Weather Statement has been issued for Pacific County as warm weather continues locally.

The National Weather Service said that near record warmth through today may cause some individuals to seek relief around area rivers.

They remind residents that every year people are killed in rivers around the Pacific Northwest by overestimating their ability to handle the higher river flows and the cold water temperatures.

Please exercise caution along or in any rivers today.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Categories: Harbor Weather

High surf expected this weekend

April 18, 2014 Comments off

High surf is expected on the coast Saturday night into Sunday.

Large waves, 16 to 19 feet, are expected to reach the coast Saturday night and continue into Sunday.

This weekend is a razor clam digging weekend for Twin Harbors, Copalis and Mocrocks.

Those planning on clam digging or any other beach activities should be alert for waves suddenly racing farther up the beach than normal.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Categories: Harbor Weather

High winds expected for the coast

March 6, 2014 Comments off

A High Wind Advisory is in effect until this afternoon for Grays Harbor, and a High Wind Warning is in effect for Pacific County.

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory for Hoquiam, Aberdeen, and Westport until this afternoon as wind speeds 20 to 35 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph are expected.

Gusts as high as 65 could occur in Pacific County.

A Flood Watch is still in effect. No rivers in Grays Harbor are expected to reach flood stage.

A Special Weather Statement on the Possibility of Increased Landslides remains in effect.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Flood Watch continues locally

March 5, 2014 Comments off

The flood watch continues for Grays Harbor through late Thursday night

One to 3 inches of rain has fallen over Western Washington since early Tuesday morning, with the heaviest amounts at the coast.

Today through Thursday night another 2 to 6 inches of rain is likely in the mountains, with around 1 to 3 inches at the coast.

These amounts are usually enough to cause flooding on the more flood-prone rivers. Small streams and creeks are likely to have some minor flooding.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Landslide and flooding risk for Grays Harbor

March 4, 2014 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a Special Weather Statement regarding an increased risk of landslides in the area.

Heavy rainfall Wednesday through Thursday will lead to increase risk of landslides in Western Washington. Local crews have already experienced one landslide this week near Vesta.

Rainfall of 1 to 3 inches over the past couple days has increased soil moisture to high levels across the lowlands. 1 to 3 inches of additional heavy rain of is expected Wednesday through Thursday. This will put extra pressure on soil instability, leading to an increased risk of landslides. Cumulative rainfall over the last week has soaked soils to the point where the Washington landslide risk is at elevated levels.

Areas most susceptible to landslides under these conditions are steep coastal bluffs and other steep hillsides.

Another concern is the risk of flooding on local rivers. Heavy rain possible Wednesday and Thursday could lead to flooding on a few rivers beginning Thursday.

Because there is uncertainty in where the heaviest rain will fall, it is difficult to say which rivers may flood. At this time the Chehalis is most risk of flooding.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Heavy rains could bring local flooding

February 17, 2014 Comments off

A Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday for the Chehalis River. 2 to 4 inches of additional rain is likely over the basin through Tuesday night. The river is expected to just reach flood stage at 2am Wednesday morning. Flooding should be minor along the lowlands.

A Flood Warning is in effect for Pacific County at the Willapa River through today. Locations that might experience flooding include Raymond, Naselle, Brooklyn, Lebam, and Menlo.

NWS Special Weather Statement

Categories: Harbor Weather

Wind Advisory and High Wind Watch both this weekend

February 15, 2014 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a wind advisory, is in effect from 1 pm to midnight tonight. A high wind watch has also been issued.

This high wind watch is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

Wind speeds 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph this afternoon are possible, with the strongest winds on the coast. Winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are possible on Sunday.

The strongest winds will occur between 3 pm this afternoon and 10 pm tonight. The strongest winds on Sunday will likely be in the afternoon through early evening.

Winds today could snap small tree branches, topple small or shallow rooted trees, and cause power outages. Damaging winds are possible on Sunday.

A wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph and/or gusts of 45 to 57 mph are likely.

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a damaging wind event.

NWS Special Weather Statement

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