City of Bend Road Conditions
Grand Ronde Valley, Wallowa Co., North Blue Mnts, South Blue Mnts, John Day Basin, Ochoco-John Day Highlands, WA-Blue Mnts Foothills, WA-Northwest Blue Mnts; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/19/2014 03:06:00 PM Widespread moderate to heavy rain expected over the next 48 to 72 hours across the mountains of northeast Oregon and southeast Washington ... . A large moist Pacific storm system will move into the area Saturday through Monday afternoon. With 72 hour rainfall amounts in excess of 2 to 5 inches along the mountains of northeast Oregon ... And 3 to 7 inches across the east slopes of the Cascades ... Flooding of rivers as well as small creeks and streams will be possible. ... Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon ... The National Weather Service in Pendleton has issued a * Flood watch for portions of Oregon and southeast Washington Including the following areas ... In Oregon ... Foothills of the northern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Foothills of the southern Blue Mountains of Oregon ... Grande Ronde Valley ... John day basin ... Northern blue mountains of Oregon ... Ochoco-John Day highlands ... Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon and Wallowa county. In southeast Washington ... Foothills of the blue mountains of Washington and northwest blue mountains of Washington. * From Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon 48 hour precipitation amounts will range from 2 to 4 inches. The snow level will be around 3000 feet Saturday and rise to near 8000 feet on Sunday. * Small creeks and streams will start to rise on Saturday with the larger rivers seeing substantial rises Saturday night and Sunday No flooding is forecast along the larger rivers ... But several rivers are forecast to reach action stage. The small creeks and streams could see minor flooding ... Especially Sunday as moderate rain and snow melt are expected to occur. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. 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.
North & East Klamath Co. & West Lake Co., Central & East Lake Co.; Weather Alert
Wind Advisory, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/19/2014 02:19:00 PM Wind Advisory in effect from 10 AM Saturday to 9 PM PST Sunday ... The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a Wind Advisory ... Which is in effect from 10 AM Saturday to 9 PM PST Sunday. * Winds: south to southwest 30 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 50 MPH. * Timing: winds will increase through the day Saturday, reaching peak strength Saturday night into Sunday. * Locations include: Summer Lake, portions of highways 31 and 395 north of Lakeview, and the higher terrain of the area, including winter rim and the warner mountains. * Impacts: the strongest winds are expected along highway 31 between Paisley and silver Lake, and may make driving difficult for high profile vehicles. Gusty winds may also impact hunting and other outdoor activities. * View the hazard area in detail at http://go. Usa. Gov/zyv5 Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 MPH are expected with higher gusts possible. Winds this strong can make driving difficult ... Especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
North Coast, Central Coast, Northwest Coast Range, West Coast Range, Lower Columbia, Portland Metro, Central Willamette Valley, South Willamette Valley, North Cascade Foothills, North Cascades, Lane Co. Cascade Foothills, Lane Co. Cascades, WA-South Cascades, WA-Willapa Hills, WA-South Coast, WA-Lower Columbia & I-5 Cowlitz Co., WA-Vancouver Area, WA-South Cascade Foothills; Weather Alert
Flood Watch, *NOAA Issue Date: 12/19/2014 10:54:00 AM Flood Watch in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon ... The National Weather Service in Portland has issued a Flood Watch for southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. This watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Confidence continues to increase that a classic atmospheric river type precipitation event will set up over the Pacific northwest over the weekend and continue into early Monday. A deep and moist westerly flow is expected to develop Saturday morning and strengthen later Saturday and Sunday. A very long fetch of moisture with origins west to the south china sea will feed into this system ... Bringing the potential for very large rainfall totals across the region. With the flow forecasted to remain perpendicular to the coast range and Cascades for an extended period of time ... Expect strong orographic enhancement to lead to the highest rainfall totals over the mountains. The coast range ... Foothills and Cascades are expected to see in the range of 6 to 12 inches of rain ... With locally higher amounts possible. Lower but still significant totals are expected for the lower terrain. Projected rainfall along the coast is forecasted to be around 4 to 8 inches ... With 2 to 5 inches expected over the interior lowlands. Given the latest forecasted rainfall totals ... It appears that there is the strong potential for flooding over the weekend on numerous rivers and tributaries draining the coast range and Cascades. A few rivers may reach major flood stage. The current river stage forecasts indicate that the faster responding rivers could reach flood stage as early as Saturday evening. There also appears to be potential for flooding on some of the main stem rivers early next week. In addition to flooding potential on the main stem rivers and tributaries ... There are likely to be impacts from urban and small stream flooding and flooding along low lying pasture land. Precautionary/preparedness actions... A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. 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. The next update for this watch will be issued by 6 AM Saturday morning.
Road Conditions by Route
US97 MP 130 to 145.48
BEND; Road/Weather Report
Weather Condition: Partly Cloudy
Pavement Condition: Bare Pavement
Current Temp: 45 F
New Snow: 0 in.; Roadside Snow: 0 in.
Last Updated: 12/19/2014 2:22 pm