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Tsunami Advisory issued on West Coast following underwater volcano near Tonga in South Pacific

A Tsunami Advisory has been issued for most of the West Coast, including Oregon, following a massive underwater volcano Friday afternoon in the Pacific Ocean near the Tonga Islands. Issued just before 5 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service said that waves of between one and three feet could strike[Read More…]

With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve.  The latest forecast shows a mix of rain and snow beginning Friday, December 24. Temperatures[Read More…]

County could face delays obtaining anti-icing materials this winter

Global supply chain disruptions have come to Washington County, and they have and could continue to impact county road work projects. “The same supply-chain disruptions that are impacting businesses and store shelves are creating delays in Washington County road construction and maintenance projects,” an email from the Washington County Department[Read More…]

Heavy rain could cause flooding in Coast Range, northwestern Oregon creeks and rivers

The Portland office of the National Weather Service warned that heavy rains expected to begin Wednesday night could bring flooding along creeks and rivers in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. In a hydrologic outlook published early Wednesday morning, the federal weather agency also noted that landslides were possible near steep[Read More…]

Eastern part of Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas to enter ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Wednesday

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest on July 14, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Facing another heat wave, the Oregon Department of Forestry will move fire danger to “extreme” in the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding ODF-protected areas, and prohibit a number of activities[Read More…]

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