Tillamook County Emergency Management Alert: Winter Storm Warning until 04:00PM Saturday

Tillamook County Emergency Management
Friday February 12th, 2021 :: 09:38 a.m. PST
…PROLONGED WINTER WEATHER EVENT TONIGHT FEB. 12 THROUGH SATURDAY FEB. 13 … .A series of Pacific storms will bring a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow to portions of northwest Oregon and southwest Washington through the weekend. The next storm will arrive tonight and bring a high potential for significant freezing rain accumulations in the Coast Range, Willapa Hills, the Central Willamette Valley and perhaps across the southern Portland metro. There is also high potential of significant snowfall for inland areas from the Cowlitz River Valley to the Portland/Vancouver metro area, and areas to the east through the Columbia River Gorge and Hood River Valley.

* WHAT…Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Additional snow accumulations of 3 to 9 inches and ice accumulations of around one tenth to one half an inch. Highest ice accumulation will be in the western Coast Range valleys with primarily snow for the more northern and eastern Coast Range valleys like Jewell and Vernonia. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph, mainly on exposed ridges.

* WHERE…In Washington, Willapa Hills. In Oregon, Coast Range of Northwest Oregon.

* WHEN…Until 4 PM PST Saturday.

* IMPACTS…Travel will be challenging at times. Power outages due to gusty winds and/or ice are possible. Be prepared for snow and ice on roadways.

* AFFECTED AREAS: COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON … WILLAPA HILLS

Instructions:
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.

Address/Location
Tillamook County Emergency Management
5995 Long Prairie Rd
Tillamook, OR 97141

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 503-842-3412