Weather Alert

NWS issues multiple weather warnings for Pacific County

Pacific County Emergency Management Agency Director Scott McDougall tells KXRO that the National Weather Service in Portland has issued two warnings and a number of alerts for Pacific County.

The warnings include:

  1. A High Wind Warning A High Wind Warning is in effect from 7:00 p.m. today January 6, until 10:00 a.m. January 7, 2022. Southwest winds 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph are forecast for beaches and headlands and winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 60 are forecast for inland communities.
  2. A Flood Warning A Flood Warning has been issued for the Willapa River for today through tomorrow afternoon


Other alerts for Pacific County include:

  1. Flood Advisory: Small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall continues. A Flood Advisory is in effect until 4:00 p.m. January 7, 2022.
  2. Flood Watch: The local communities of Raymond, Naselle, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Cape Disappointment, Willapa, and Frances join other SW Washington communities in a flood watch through January 7, 2022. Excessive runoff may result in flooding of larger rivers and streams.
  3. Coastal Flood Advisory: This advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. on January, 6 2022 until 7 p.m. and is in effect again from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m on January 7, 2022. Minor flooding, 1.5 to 2 feet above ground level, during high tides is expected in the low lying areas near bays, sloughs, and the lower reaches of the coastal rivers.


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