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High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« on: December 06, 2015, 09:06:49 AM »
Through Wednesday: (up to 14" of rain in 2 days time)

WINDS: IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN...SOUTH 40 TO 50 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 70 MPH.

FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS. IN NORTHWEST
OREGON...THE NORTH OREGON COAST AND THE COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON. IN SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON...THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COAST AND THE WILLAPA HILLS.

A SERIES OF VERY WET PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEMS IS EXPECTED TO BRING SEVERAL INCHES OF RAIN TO THE COAST AND COAST RANGE OVER THE COMING WEEK. ONE FRONTAL SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 3 TO 7 INCHES OF RAIN SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER STRONG FRONT WITH SIMILAR RAINFALL TOTALS TUESDAY NIGHT. ALL OF THIS RAIN COMBINED WITH SATURATED SOILS...WILL CAUSE SIGNIFICANT RISES ON AREA RIVERS. SOME OF THE MORE SENSITIVE RIVERS MAY REACH FLOOD STAGE AS EARLY AS MONDAY MORNING.

LANDSLIDES AND DEBRIS FLOWS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS FLOOD EVENT. PEOPLE...STRUCTURES AND ROADS LOCATED BELOW STEEP SLOPES...IN CANYONS AND NEAR THE MOUTHS OF CANYONS MAY BE AT SERIOUS RISK FROM RAPIDLY MOVING LANDSLIDES.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.

Here are two of my favorite weather sites:
RAINFALL AMOUNTS (click on STATION name and it will put towns A-Z)
http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/StateDailyPrecipReports.aspx?state=OR

RIVER LEVELS
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/rfc/ Click in your area for whatever river you are interested in. Also look at the bottom for Streams Observed or Forecasted to be Above a Minimum Criteria

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 10:00:00 AM »
Had 5" of rain. So many roads closed. Landslides. My road had the creek on it for two miles, tall trucks could make it but not mine. Hundreds of acres, became a lake. Receded by this morning, next storm coming in, getting fuel and groceries while I could.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2015, 11:59:07 AM »
Stay safe up there.  We are getting a bit of rain down here (outside of Medford) but nothing like the flooding up north. 

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2015, 12:34:13 PM »
stock up! my neighbor lost his driveway again. bet he was pissed.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2015, 07:40:49 PM »
Another 3 to 7" coming in tonight. Supposed to go on for the next  ten days as per the latest  noaa forecast at 3:30pm. Marion county Oregon on the radio is telling people to shelter in place and have three day food supplies , and other supplies needed  in that county. That  is new
http://koin.com/2015/12/08/damage-seen-after-record-setting-portland-oregon-rains-12082015/ at least three large sinkhole s


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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2015, 08:04:23 PM »
Rainfall amounts today
LEES CAMP                             7.50                   
NORTH FORK                            6.20                   
SADDLE MOUNTAIN                       5.90                   
SOUTH FORK                            5.90                   
HEBO 4 ESE                            5.75                   
RED HILL                              5.40                   
RYE MOUNTAIN                          5.09                   
LITTLE MEADOWS                        5.00                   
CANNIBAL MOUNTAIN                     4.96                   
NEHALEM RIVER NR FOSS                 4.91                   
LOG CREEK                             4.90                   
SEINE CREEK                           4.80                   
BROOKINGS                             3.56                   
WFO PORTLAND ROOFTOP WEATHER          3.35



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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2015, 08:14:02 PM »
Winds starting to kick up now. Sp sleeping on floor in bedroom, safest place I.can.think.of. if it gets worse will get in truck and go down the road to an open area away from powerlines

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2015, 10:11:41 PM »
just got a page from cedar, she and sp are trying to sleep in their truck, away from power lines and possible falling trees.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2015, 10:36:59 PM »
Rainfall amounts today
LEES CAMP                             7.50                   
NORTH FORK                            6.20                   
SADDLE MOUNTAIN                       5.90                    
SOUTH FORK                            5.90                   
HEBO 4 ESE                            5.75                   
RED HILL                              5.40                   
RYE MOUNTAIN                          5.09                   
LITTLE MEADOWS                        5.00                   
CANNIBAL MOUNTAIN                     4.96                   
NEHALEM RIVER NR FOSS                 4.91                   
LOG CREEK                             4.90                   
SEINE CREEK                           4.80                   
BROOKINGS                             3.56                   
WFO PORTLAND ROOFTOP WEATHER          3.35

I know those areas in bold very well.  Just got off the phone with my old man, his route into town is under a couple feet of water, but his homestead is riding out the storm pretty well, so far.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2015, 11:18:46 PM »
Sp and I are ok. Still in truck for the moment. Sp in her sleeping bag on front seat. Winds have died down for the + 15. Will try the trailer here in a little bit. rain has really picked up but I don't care as long as the wind isn't going.

1,200 landslides in the Portland area the last two days



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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2015, 11:37:03 PM »
I've had to move my Chickens twice in 3 days, my pasture is saturated and I have little dry ground right now...the little pond by us is huge and is starting to threaten my road in...On the Island!..Bainbridge that is...

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2015, 09:37:16 AM »
The winds died down at midnight, rained 3 inches from then to 7am. Still raining now. alarm didn't go off the second time this is school bus when it showed up so taking my daughter to school. very surprised the water At the  Bridge Creek River haven't come back up.

No emergency crews for true flooding no evacuations here, but downed powerlines, ems rescuing people driving on flooded roads. Sandbag stations are around, but not required yet.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 09:49:09 AM »

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2015, 09:57:12 AM »
Glad you are hanging in there.

NOW people up there are told have 3 days food, now that it is dangerous for them to drive to stores and deliveries may not fill them up.... we need people to somehow see they need 2 weeks food. But we all know that here.

We havent got our real storms down here on my mntn yet... rain, yes, but not the wind/intense rain you are getting. We usually do, so we will see what this winter brings.

Probably realy hard on the Portland people who would not be used to this


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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 10:37:41 AM »
my main road in/out is in risk of landslides. last year the FD evac'd ppl. the road is partially covered with water in places.
the back of my land is a running series of streams from the creek that is now 12'. and my septic alarm is going off.

and it hailed this am for a bit. check your preps ppl!

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2015, 12:26:01 PM »
II jus gott back from walk around to see what my three different escape routes are.when we had 8 inches the water running over it another route had two sections road that had water running over it and then the third way is up to the gravel forest roads with her hours to my destination and I didn't go any further than where the gravel just started.

the road at the bottom of my road has maybe 6 inches of water running over the road but it still paasable at this point. it's not as high as it was day before yesterday. in town the creek which is now or river maybe it was a river and now its like really a river is the three times wider than  normally it has and it's lIcking at the base of several houses and businesses.

 while I was out it was really monsooning by the time that 7 o'clock rolls around tomorrow morning will probably have another 3 to 4 inches.

I figured during a flooding situation where I can't get out,  the best bet is just to stay home make sure I'm all stocked up. before I moved here I checked all the flood and slide maps and I'm ok where I'm at.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2015, 02:25:11 PM »
Newest weather report iS...the town of Vernonia Oregon which I was just in the other day was cut off from anywhere else to the flooding landslides and bridge failures. however the flooding is still 4 feet lower than it was in 1996.

a man in Kalama Washington hAd a Landslide coMe through his house and put Him against the wall EMS Freed him took him to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

one of kalama"s Flood pumps failed. Rv park flooded that had medically compromised people living in it


Cowlitz county has declared state of emergency

Five counties in Oregon without power due to flooding

3 to 8" rain coming in tonight. Winds at Mary's peak v were 98 mph last night. At MT hood winds were 127mph, no idea c what they were here, but kinda scary even for me.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2015, 05:08:26 PM »
No rain or wind in the last two hours. I can see blue skies, birds and too many mosquitoes.
Nehalem had over seven inches  of rain last night.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2015, 06:13:29 PM »
my rain gauge recorded 3" of water from tues 7am to wed 7am... it's not raining now, i hope it does not rain tonight much

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2015, 06:14:45 PM »
spend the day digging ditches and building dams to redirect water from my house. and put a sump pump outside to do where i cannot dig ditches. i see a lot of digging come summer.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2015, 07:09:33 PM »
I can borrow a backhoe archer

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2015, 07:48:14 PM »
I can borrow a backhoe archer

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only problem is the time to get up here... it's a bit of a drive to haul a backhoe.

here is looking downhill towards my house:


and my neighbors driveway:

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2015, 08:19:03 PM »
Tile or french drain that section of your yard archer, that is what my dad did for the vineyard

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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2015, 08:27:19 PM »
Tile or french drain that section of your yard archer, that is what my dad did for the vineyard

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that is the plan once i can find a backhoe or something similiar

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #24 on: December 09, 2015, 09:43:06 PM »
Archer Would it be easier to sandbag for now? You could probably call the F.D. for some help.

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« Reply #25 on: December 09, 2015, 10:36:54 PM »
Archer Would it be easier to sandbag for now? You could probably call the F.D. for some help.
the FD came out, we dont have a declared emergency yet so they cannot give us bags. We did dig ditches and put 7 of these in to redirect water. They worked pretty good. And we bought a sump pump to drain water form the house. Right now the water is below the level of the pump, ready for the next wave of rain..

http://www.quickdams.com/flood-barriers-1/

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2015, 07:55:14 AM »
Started monsooning at 1am until 6am. 6am stopped raining traded up for thunder/lightening and wind. I will have the rain totals after 7 am. unsure if bus is running this mornng, bottom of road had 4" water running over it before we got all that rain after 1.

Had over 2.5" rain in the last 24hrs. I lost track how many inches since sunday

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2015, 08:38:03 AM »
Just tallied rainfall amount for the last five days for here. Approximately 10.53" of rain has fallen.
That is alot, even for Oregon

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2015, 11:28:05 AM »
Sheesh.  Stay safe, everyone.

Eastern WA has received much less rain (of course), but we're still expecting moderate flooding along some rivers starting tonight.

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Re: High winds and Rainstorms coming in.
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
Starting around ten, I starred getting more thunderstorms, hail and wind

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