Weather calming at the coast early this evening as the storm begins to move away. All coastal Wind Warnings have been canceled. The Flash Flood watch continues as many area streams & Rivers will be near flood stage into the day Tuesday. Here is a summary of storm reports from the National Weather Service:
The Columbia River Bar had a sustained wind of 74 mph & gust of 97, Lincoln City 85 mph gust, Garibaldi 79 mph. Coast Range elevations at 2,000' and higher reported wind gusts of 114 mph. Most of the high valley wind was south of Portland. Newberg had a 60 mph gust, McMinnville 51 and Hillsboro 48 mph. Most of the Portland metro had 40 mph gusts or less.
As of 5:00 pm, the PDX storm rain total was 2.15 inches. 24-hour rainfall at Scappoose was 3.71 inches, Hillsboro 2.50 and Salem 1.64 inches. 24-hour rainfall at the coast includes Astoria 3.48 inches, Seaside 3.89 and Newport Tillamook 1.90 inches. The last report I saw for the Coast Range showed more than 5.00 inches of total rain.
It was all rain today at Timberline Lodge. The snow level will lower to near pass level Tuesday afternoon.
KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill