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Strong Storm May Bring Damaging WInds & Flooding

by Rod Hill

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Posted on November 18, 2012 at 4:52 PM

PORTLAND -- A warm front arriving around 5:00 pm Sunday at the coast will bring a long stretch of high winds and heavy rain lasting through the day Monday.

A Flood Watch is in effect from the coast to the Cascades.

Possible rainfall tonight through Monday: Coast 3-5 inches, Coast Range 6-8, Valley 2-3 inches.

High water areas will be likely. Area streams and rivers will quickly rise. Please be alert while driving. A High Wind Warning this afternoon and evening for the coast. Wind gusts may reach 60-70 mph. All beach communities will see south winds Monday 30-45 mph with possible 65 mph gusts. Higher elevations of the headlands could see 100 mph gusts tonight & Monday morning. High winds could knock down trees over the Coast Range. Drivers should be alert. A period of 40-50 mph south wind gusts will be possible early this evening up the Willamette valley. Valley winds will likely be gusty 15-45 mph through Monday. Cascade snow levels will rise to near 7,000' by Monday morning. Strong south wind gust to 60 mph will be possible tonight & Monday at pass level. High winds gusting to 60 mph will also be possible across much of central and eastern Oregon. A Wind Watch has been posted for tonight and Monday. KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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