Weather Alerts for Wahkiakum

Issued by the National Weather Service

Winter Weather Advisory  WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY   Winter Weather Advisory
WAHKIAKUM

Areas Affected:
Willapa Hills
Effective: Fri 3:00 pm Updated: Fri 4:01 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sat 12:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY MORNING ABOVE 500 FEET...
* WHAT...Snow. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, with
localized amounts up to 8 inches, are expected. Heaviest
accumulations will be above 800 to 1000 feet.
* WHERE...In Washington, Willapa Hills. In Oregon, Coast Range
of Northwest Oregon.
* WHEN...From 3 pm today through Saturday morning.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Plan on slippery road conditions.

Information:
A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will
cause primarily travel difficulties. Expect snow covered roads
and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. The
latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be
obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
WAHKIAKUM

Areas Affected:
Greater Vancouver Area - Lower Columbia and I - 5 Corridor in Cowlitz County - Western Columbia River Gorge
Effective: Fri 3:00 pm Updated: Fri 4:01 am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri 3:00 pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...BRIEF LOW ELEVATION SNOW POSSIBLE LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...
Another weather system is expected to drop south into Southwest
Washington and Northwest Oregon Friday and Friday night. Initial
precipitation reaches Southwest Washington late Friday morning and
then sags south in the afternoon. There is the potential for a
rain/snow mix or a short period of wet snowfall in the Lower
Columbia, Interstate 5 corridor of Cowlitz County, Greater
Portland and Vancouver metro areas and West Columbia River Gorge
mid to late afternoon into the evening. Little to no accumulation
is expected as surface temperatures will be slightly above
freezing. However, areas in the West Columbia Gorge and also
above 500 feet outside the Gorge may pick up an inch. Snow levels
will gradually rise through the night, to 500 to 1000 feet, due to
increasing south to southwest surface wind.