Summary: First Big Storm Of The Season
Jim Willhight, 12/17/2018
Wind and Rain, lots of both from the first major Pacific Storm to hit the Northwest this winter. The storm arrived yesterday (12/17/2018). Here is a rain and wind gust summary of the weather event:
Rainfall (5 PM 12/17/2019 To 11:18 AM 12/19/2018)
Gauge near SAHS 2.74 inches as of 11:10 am.North Albany 1.82 inches.
Philomath, 3.37 inches
Corvallis, 2.6 inches
North Albany 2.11 inches
Newport, 1.90 inches
Yachats, 4.29 inches
Falls City, 4.90 inches
Dallas, 3.36 inches
Wind Storm Summary
Near SAHS, 29.8 MPH at 6:09 AM
Albany Airport, 27.5 MPH at 6:33 AM
Lebanon Airport 38.7 MPH at 5:04 AM
Cape Meares, 87 MPH, 1:40 AM
Cape Foulweather, 90 MPH, 3:00 AM
Yaquina Bay Bridge. 79 MPH, 12:47 AM
Newport South Jetty, 67 MPH, 1:00 AM
Willamette and Santaim Rivers rising but the crest projected to be well below flood stage.
Willamette River will remain under flood stage of 25 feet but will rise quickly increasing over 8 feet from the current (12/18/2018 6:40 pm) 4.6 feet to a peak of 12.5 at 3am on Thursday 12/20. Note this is an increase in river level of 1 foot every six hours until Thursday morning’s river crest.
The Santiam River will peak at 9.5 feet at 5 AM on Wednesday 12/19. The flood “action” level is 13 feet and flood level 15 feet.
Weather Blog Index
Updated: 12/18/2015 by: Jim Willhight
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Heavy Rain Continues, Wind & Flood Advisory (12/17/2015)
More Rain and Minor Flooding (12/16/2015)
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