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Flood Warning
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
158 PM PDT WED MAR 20 2019

WAC077-212245-
/O.EXT.KPDT.FA.W.0001.000000T0000Z-190321T2245Z/
/00000.0.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Yakima WA-
158 PM PDT WED MAR 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
  Snowmelt in...
  Central Yakima County in south central Washington...

* Until 345 PM PDT Thursday.

* At 155 PM PDT, rapid snowmelt will continue in the mid slopes
  around Yakima.  Another round of high water will be possible again
  this evening and overnight on creeks and streams across Yakima
  County with minor flooding possible.  The rapid snowmelt will
  continue over the next several days and will continue to cause
  periods of high water and possible flooding on the creeks and
  streams. Most of the minor flooding has been seen on Wide Hollow
  Creek, but high water will be possible on Cottonwood
  Creek...Ahtanum Creek and numerous other creeks that flow out of
  the higher elevations.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

&&

LAT...LON 4673 12027 4637 12027 4636 12075 4673 12078

$$

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Gale Warning


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ270-275-220515-
/O.UPG.KPQR.GL.A.0006.190322T1400Z-190323T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.GL.W.0008.190322T1400Z-190322T2200Z/
Waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR from 10 to
60 NM-Waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR from 10 to 60 NM-
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...GALE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM PDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Gale
Warning, which is in effect from 7 AM to 3 PM PDT Friday.

* WINDS...Southerly winds will gradually increase early Friday
  morning. Winds becoming south 20 to 25 kt, with gusts up to 35
  kt in the morning into the afternoon. Winds will ease later in
  the afternoon.

* SEAS...7 to 9 ft through tonight, but seas will build to 11 ft
  early Friday morning, then hold at 13 to 16 ft from mid Friday
  morning into the evening. Larger swell will arrive Friday night,
  keeping seas at 13 to 14 feet for Friday night through
  Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Warning means winds of 34 to 47 knots are imminent or
occurring. Operating a vessel in gale conditions requires
experience and properly equipped vessels. It is highly
recommended that mariners without the proper experience seek safe
harbor prior to the onset of gale conditions.

&&

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Flood Advisory


Flood Advisory
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
136 PM PDT WED MAR 20 2019

WAC037-212115-
/O.EXT.KPDT.FA.Y.0002.000000T0000Z-190321T2115Z/
/00000.N.SM.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
Kittitas WA-
136 PM PDT WED MAR 20 2019

The National Weather Service in Pendleton Oregon has extended the

* Small Stream Flood Advisory for...
  Snowmelt in...
  Central Kittitas County in central Washington...

* Until 215 PM PDT Thursday.

* At 131 PM PDT, creeks and streams in and around the Ellensburg
  area, including Reecer and Whiskey creeks are again showing rising
  water levels.  The creeks will continue to rise through the
  evening hours and should peak overnight. Minor flooding is
  possible, mainly in the vicinity of Dolarway Road.

Warmer temperatures will continue through the end of the week with
additional snowmelt and minor flooding possible along these creeks
as well as others across the Kittitas Valley.

 PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

&&

LAT...LON 4708 12055 4697 12043 4696 12045 4695 12050
      4696 12052 4700 12058 4705 12063

$$

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Small Craft Advisory For Hazardous Seas


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ250-255-220515-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0031.190322T1600Z-190323T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0022.190322T1800Z-190324T0100Z/
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR out
10 NM-Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 NM-
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO
11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...Southerly winds will gradually increase Friday morning.
  Winds becoming south 15 to 20 kt, with gusts 25 kt later in the
  morning, and staying as such through the afternoon into the
  evening.

* SEAS...6 to 7 ft through tonight, but seas will build to near
  10 ft Friday morning, then hold at 11 to 12 ft through Friday
  evening. Larger swell will arrive Friday night, keeping seas at
  12 to 13 feet for Friday night through Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for wind means that wind speeds of 21 to
33 knots are expected. Inexperienced mariners, especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves are
expected to be hazardous to small craft. Mariners should avoid
shoaling areas. Long period swell can sharpen into large breaking
waves in shoaling areas. It is not unusual for waves to break
much farther from shoaling areas than is normally experienced.
Remember, breaking waves can easily capsize even larger vessels.

&&

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http://www.weather.gov/portland


Small Craft Advisory For Rough Bar


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ210-220515-
/O.EXP.KPQR.RB.Y.0057.000000T0000Z-190321T1600Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.RB.Y.0058.190321T2300Z-190322T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KPQR.RB.Y.0059.190322T1100Z-190322T1600Z/
Columbia River Bar-
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR ROUGH BAR IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM
PDT FRIDAY...

The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Small Craft
Advisory for rough bar, which is in effect from 4 AM to 9 AM PDT
Friday.

* IN THE MAIN CHANNEL...

* General seas...5 to 6 feet today through early Friday morning.
  Then, seas gradually building 8 to 9 feet by Friday afternoon.

* FIRST EBB...strong ebb around 615 pm today. Seas near 10 feet.

* SECOND EBB...strong ebb around 630 am Friday. Seas near 11 feet
  with breakers possible.

* THIRD EBB...strong ebb around 730 pm Friday. Seas near 15 feet
  with breakers possible.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for rough bar means that wave conditions
are expected to be hazardous to small craft in or near harbor
entrances.

&&

$$


Small Craft Advisory For Winds


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Portland OR
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ250-255-220515-
/O.CON.KPQR.SI.Y.0031.190322T1600Z-190323T0600Z/
/O.CON.KPQR.SW.Y.0022.190322T1800Z-190324T0100Z/
Coastal waters from Cape Shoalwater WA to Cascade Head OR out
10 NM-Coastal waters from Cascade Head to Florence OR out 10 NM-
912 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR WINDS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO
11 PM PDT FRIDAY...
...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR HAZARDOUS SEAS REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM
11 AM FRIDAY TO 6 PM PDT SATURDAY...

* WINDS...Southerly winds will gradually increase Friday morning.
  Winds becoming south 15 to 20 kt, with gusts 25 kt later in the
  morning, and staying as such through the afternoon into the
  evening.

* SEAS...6 to 7 ft through tonight, but seas will build to near
  10 ft Friday morning, then hold at 11 to 12 ft through Friday
  evening. Larger swell will arrive Friday night, keeping seas at
  12 to 13 feet for Friday night through Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory for wind means that wind speeds of 21 to
33 knots are expected. Inexperienced mariners, especially those
operating smaller vessels should avoid navigating in these
conditions.

A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas means that waves are
expected to be hazardous to small craft. Mariners should avoid
shoaling areas. Long period swell can sharpen into large breaking
waves in shoaling areas. It is not unusual for waves to break
much farther from shoaling areas than is normally experienced.
Remember, breaking waves can easily capsize even larger vessels.

&&

$$


http://www.weather.gov/portland


Small Craft Advisory


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ131-220145-
/O.EXT.KSEW.SC.Y.0048.000000T0000Z-190322T0300Z/
Central U.S. Waters Strait Of Juan De Fuca-
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM PDT THIS
EVENING...

* WIND AND WAVES...West wind 15 to 25 knots with waves 2 to 4
  feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$

URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ150-153-156-220145-
/O.CON.KSEW.SC.Y.0049.190322T2000Z-190323T0600Z/
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville Out 10 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater Out 10 Nm-
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 11 PM PDT
FRIDAY...

* WIND AND WAVES...Southeasterly wind 20 to 30 knots. Wind waves
  3 to 6 feet.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Small Craft Advisory means that wind speeds of 21 to 33 knots
are expected to produce hazardous wave conditions to small craft.
Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller
vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

&&

$$


Gale Watch


URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

PZZ170-173-176-220145-
/O.CON.KSEW.GL.A.0014.190322T1500Z-190323T0200Z/
Coastal Waters From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater 10 To
60 Nm-
1042 AM PDT Thu Mar 21 2019

...GALE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

* WIND...Southerly winds will gradually increase Friday morning.
  Winds becoming south 25 to 35 knots into the afternoon. Winds
  will ease during the evening.

* WAVES/SEAS...7 to 10 feet Friday morning will build to 11 to
  14 feet through Friday afternoon into Friday evening. Larger
  swell will arrive Friday night, keeping seas 12 to 13 feet
  Friday night through Saturday.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Gale Watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased, but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.

&&

$$


www.weather.gov/seattle


Hydrologic Outlook


Hydrologic Outlook
ORZ049-050-502-503-505>511-WAZ026>030-520-521-212200-

Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Pendleton OR
1218 PM PDT Wed Mar 20 2019

..Warmer Temperatures Will Increase Snow Melt Though The Weekend,..

Snow melt will continue to accelerate across the region over the
next several days as warmer temperatures are seen. High temperatures
through Saturday are expected to be in the mid 50s to lower 60s
with overnight lows in the 30s to lower 40s.

In addition, a weather system will be moving through the Pacific
Northwest Friday through Sunday, with mainly light rain. Snow
levels are expected to start out between 6000 to 7000 feet and
lower to 4500 to 5500 feet on Saturday.

Ditches and small streams are filling with snowmelt and slush and
they maybe overwhelmed with local areas of lowland flooding,
water over roads and field flooding.

Water flowing into creeks and streams will increase as well, both
in the lower elevations and in the mountains with streams and
creeks becoming full.

Impacts will depend on how fast the snow melts. Continue to
monitor the forecast for the latest details.

$$

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