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First Snow, Now Floods

After a snowy, cold start to our work-week mother nature has delivered a fire hose of moisture. Heavy rains and massive snow melt due to warmer temperatures have rivers and streams on the rise.
Here are some areas flooding right now:
South Yamhill River at McMinnville Pudding River at Aurora Clackamas River at Estacada Clackamas River at Oregon City Johnson Creek at Sycamore
Meanwhile the central Willamette Valley has seen the worst flooding from Salem and Turner.
As always, turn around if you see flooded intersections and roadways.
The other story over the past couple of days is the tremendous amount of snowfall in the Cascades. Here are some 48 hour snow totals:
Ski Bowl 25″ Timberline Lodge 21″ Mt. Hood Meadows 44″
a warm front slowly lifts through the region today, the heaviest rains will taper off by late afternoon. This will give the smaller rivers and creeks some time to subside, however, another storm will move through the region Friday with more rain expected.
Stay with us here at KOIN Local 6 for updates.
Matt Brode

Hurricane Force Coastal Winds and Possible Flooding

An epic change in the weather pattern is underway across the Pacific northwest this week. Mother Nature will be delivering us a one-two punch. The second punch likely to be the knock-out punch.

Let’s get started: A cold front blasted through the metro this morning carrying with it moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds. Most of the wind and rain will taper off today before that “number two” punch gets underway tonight.

A much stronger front will move in and stall over the region tomorrow bringing potentially 80 mph wind gusts to the Coast. Winds in the Valley could gust to 40 mph too. Coupled with extremely heavy rains, there is the potential for downed trees, power lines, and urban flooding. Rivers, especially near the coast, could significantly rise and a flood watch has been issued for many of the rivers near the coast. Here is an image of our in-house model 72hr rainfall amounts.
The good news is that wind and rain should taper off by Wednesday, just in time for your travel plans,

Exact rainfall amounts and wind speeds are still a bit uncertain, so stay tuned to Koin Local 6, koinlocal6.com and be sure to download our free weather app available for your iphone and android.

We’ve got you covered 24/7,
Meteorologist Matt Brode

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