...SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR WESTERN GRAYS HARBOR...WESTERN
CLALLAM AND SOUTHWESTERN JEFFERSON COUNTIES UNTIL 900 AM PST...
At 731 AM PST, Doppler radar was tracking a line of intense showers
about to move onto the coast, extending from 20 miles northeast of
Neah Bay to 20 miles southwest of Westport. Movement was northeast
at 45 mph.
Wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph will be possible with this line of
showers. An isolated lightning strike is also possible. Expect a few
minutes of torrential, blinding rainfall. A High Wind Warning is
also in effect until 10 AM.
...ROADS REMAIN ICY THIS MORNING IN THE HOOD RIVER VALLEY AND
CENTRAL COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE...
As of 520 AM this morning, temperatures remain below freezing
across much of the Hood River Valley and adjacent portions of the
Columbia River Gorge. Occasional light freezing rain or drizzle
have been reported this morning, adding to the ice that has
already accumulated on the roads over the past few days.
Occasional light rain and drizzle are expected to gradually
increase across the area today. While temperatures are expected to
slowly rise this morning, there is a chance that steadier
precipitation could develop before temperatures can rise above
freezing today. This could compound existing travel issues,
especially during the morning commute.
Travelers in the area should be prepared for icy roads and winter
driving conditions this morning, in case temperatures are stubborn
to rise above freezing. It will likely take some time for
existing snow and ice to melt off area roads, even after
temperatures warm above freezing. Temperatures are likely to rise
above freezing for most of the Hood River Valley by this afternoon.
The bulk of the rain associated with an incoming frontal system
is likely to occur later this afternoon into this evening.
Monitor the current road conditions by visiting tripcheck.com in
Oregon, or wsdot.wa.gov in Washington. Also, the latest weather
conditions, forecasts, and advisories can always be found at
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