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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

High Wind Watch for Saturday

February 14, 2014 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Watch for the coast, in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night.

Winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 65 mph are possible.

Very strong, possibly damaging, winds are expected to develop Saturday afternoon with the highest speeds anticipated late in the day Saturday or early Saturday evening.

A high wind watch means there is the potential for a damaging wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph and/or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.

NWS Special Weather Statement

High Wind Warning Issued

February 11, 2014 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has upgraded the High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning for Grays Harbor, in effect from 6pm tonight until 4am Wednesday morning.

Winds will increase this afternoon and peak between 10pm tonight and 2am Wednesday with sustained winds of 30-40 mph, gusting to 60 mph.

Rain will be heavy at times especially during the high wind period.

A High Wind Warning means that a Hazardous Wind Event is Imminent or occurring.

Be alert for possible power outages due to downed trees, branches and power lines. DO NOT venture near downed trees or power lines. DO NOT use portable generators indoors or near open windows or doors.

NWS Alert High Wind Warning

High winds and heavy rain expected locally

February 11, 2014 Comments off

The National Weather Service in Seattle has issued a High Wind Watch for the coast, in effect from this evening through late tonight.

Winds will increase this afternoon. By late this evening some areas could experience high wind for a few hours.

Wind speeds 30 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are possible.

Winds of these speeds can knock down trees and large tree branches. Scattered power outages are possible.

Forecasters say a series of Pacific storms are lined up to blow into Washington over the next several days with several inches of rain in places.

Rain will increase throughout today and become heavy to night hours. Winds will also increase to 20-30mph from the South, Southeast with gusts 45-50 mph along the coast.

The National Weather Service says the blustery storm to night will be followed by a weaker system tomorrow. After a break on Thursday, another strong frontal system is expected Thursday night and Friday into a stormy weekend.

NWS Special Weather Statement

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