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Winter Storm Watch


Event Continued Expired

Start Time

Mon 02/11/2019 11:00 PM EST

End Time

Tue 02/12/2019 01:00 PM EST




Moderate impact

Full Alert Message

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Portland OR 259 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 ORZ005-WAZ022-121000- /O.CON.KPQR.WS.A.0002.190212T0400Z-190212T1800Z/ Lower Columbia-I-5 Corridor in Cowlitz County- Including the cities of St. Helens, Clatskanie, Longview, Kelso, and Castle Rock 259 PM PST Mon Feb 11 2019 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches possible. * WHERE...Lower Columbia. Impacts most likely in the hills above 500 feet in elevation, but there is a chance snow could accumulate at lower elevations. * WHEN...Heavy rain may change to snow between midnight and 4 am, with snow possible by the Tuesday morning commute. * CONFIDENCE...Moderate confidence for accumulating snow above 500 feet. Low confidence for accumulations at lower elevations. This scenario may result in widely varying accumulations ranging from no snow to several inches, even at the same elevation. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Heavy, wet snow may result in broken tree limbs and power lines, raising the chance of isolated power outages. Travel may become very difficult, especially in the hills. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow, sleet or ice accumulations that may impact travel. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts. &&