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Another Day, Another Storm for the Northwest (VIDEO)

Gusts over 50 mph from Washington to Northern California.

Accuweather.com map
Video and photos courtesy: Accuweather.com

(SALEM, Ore.) - Forecasters report that the latest in a stream of Pacific storms will slam the Northwest with wind, rain, and snow that will create hazardous travel conditions, especially in the mountains, today.

By tonight, the latest storm will bring gusty onshore winds to coastal areas from Washington to northern California. The wind could gust above 50 mph, creating areas of wind-whipped rain and mountain snow.

Snow levels tonight in the Cascades could drop to around 3,500 feet, creating the potential for hazardous driving over mountain passes.

Accuweather.com reports that another foot-and-a-half of new snow could fall in the Cascades by late Thursday, adding to the massive snow amounts from the storms of the past week.

While the storms continue in the Northwest, central and Southern California will continue under mostly clear skies. The storms will stay well to the north; however, some clouds will filter into the region.

The storm track over the next few days will push to the north, sending new Pacific storms toward western Canada.

A High Wind Warning is in effect from 8:00 PM this evening through 4:00 AM Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. In Portland a High Wind Warning is also in effect from 8:00 PM this evening through 4:00 AM Thursday.

A warm front associated with another Pacific storm will approach The Oregon coast this evening. Sustained winds ahead of this front will increase to 25 To 40 mph along the Central Oregon coast early in the evening then spread to the North Oregon coast mainly south of Tillamook by late Evening.

Wind gusts up to 65 mph are expected near the beaches and headlands especially along the Central Oregon coast. Winds will decrease late tonight.

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Watch the video below from Accuweather.com for the latest Northwest weather, the same video is always on our weather page.

Source: Accuweather.com




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