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    Gonna get hit with a Double-Whammy. It may get a little rough around here this weekend!

    Once-Super Typhoon Songda To Unleash Hurricane-Force Conditions This Weekend

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    Hurricane-Force Winds, Flooding To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    13 Oct 16

    A train of storms will pound the northwestern United States with flooding, dangerous surf and hurricane-force winds into early next week.

    The most severe impacts will be felt from southwestern British Columbia through western Washington and Oregon and into northern California as several Pacific storms barrel onshore through Tuesday.

    Residents in and around these areas should be aware of the threat for urban and coastal flooding, mudslides, washed-out roads, power outages, property damage and travel disruptions during the onslaught.



    Initial wave of rain, wind to last into Friday

    The first wave of heavy rain and wind will continue to press inland across the Northwest into Friday.

    The bulk of the rain will focus along the Interstate 5 corridor from Seattle to Redding, California.

    Flooding is expected to mainly occur on a localized level during this initial push of moisture.



    Some rain is expected to reach as far south as San Francisco, where the first measurable rainfall (0.01 of an inch or greater) since May 8 will fall.

    The combination of rain, wind and poor visibility could make travel very hazardous on area highways.

    The rain will be wind-swept at times, with gusts generally ranging from 40 to 60 mph across the region. Gusts up to 80 mph can be expected along the immediate coast and over the mountains.

    Once-Super Typhoon Songda to unleash hurricane-force conditions this weekend

    As quickly as the first storm exits, the second, more powerful storm will follow on its heels from Saturday to Sunday.

    This next storm will contain the remnant circulation of once-Super Typhoon Songda, which curved away from Japan earlier this week.

    While the storm is not expected to be tropical in nature by the time it reaches the Pacific Northwest, the impacts could still be similar to that of a hurricane, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

    Gusts from 75 to 100 mph will occur in some coastal areas. Tree and power line damage and power outages are likely.

    "The storm this weekend could hit some areas like a sledgehammer," Sosnowski said.



    "The heaviest rain and highest winds will come onshore Saturday afternoon along the Washington, Oregon and northern California coasts," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski. "A general 2 to 4 inches of rain will fall across the region, with higher amounts in the coastal ranges."

    "Flooding will certainly be a concern after much of this same region is getting inundated with several inches of rain to end the workweek," he added.

    Residents should clear debris out of storm drains to help prevent an overflow of water onto streets and lands.

    Motorists should prepare for slow travel and possible road closures. Never attempt to drive through a flooded roadway as the water may be higher than it appears and the roadway underneath could be compromised.

    Seas will quickly build to dangerous heights ahead of the storm. Serious beach erosion and coastal flooding can occur along the Washington, Oregon and northern California coastlines.

    "The strength of the storm will cause waves to rise to over 30 feet offshore," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson.

    While flooding rain and pounding surf will be a concern across the lower elevations, heavy snow will whiten the highest elevations of the Northwest.

    Storm train to continue into next week

    With the dry season officially over in the Northwest, there are no signs of the stormy pattern letting up any time soon.

    Cumulative rainfall through Tuesday of next week will top 12 inches in some coastal areas with the potential for 18 inches in a few locations from northwestern California to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington," Sosnowski said.

    Following the storms through this weekend, several more rounds of stormy weather will impact the region next week, Adamson said.

    While the storms next week will generally be weaker, any additional rain could aggravate ongoing flooding problems or create new ones.

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    Oh, and the pouring rain is already here.
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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    Woke up this morning to huge Rolling-Thunder-Boomers, each one lasting up to 30 seconds or more.

    Tornado warnings are in effect all around the area.

    Have A Nice Day!
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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    Tornado in Manzanita, Oregon (About 50 miles/80 km from my location).



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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Harley View Post
    About 50 miles/80 km from my location
    Yikes...batten down them hatches Harley...

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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    Okay I got lucky with the first storm coming through yesterday, with some pretty good gusts and lots and lots of rain. But there was quite a bit of damage in other areas up and down WA and OR and flooding all around.

    I have to admit though that those long Thunder-Boomers were pretty awesome!

    Now waiting for Round Two. The 'Big One' is supposed to hit today with the high winds and all the other fun stuff, they say starting around 2:00pm Local. And now they're saying it's expected to last much longer than initially reported.

    Right now it's pretty normal here with only a slight breeze and light rain.

    Maybe I'll get lucky!
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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    2:25pm: Wind is beginning to pick up quite a bit now and my power has just flickered several times, so it looks like I'll probably lose it soon.

    I think I'll shut my computer down because I don't like to have it crash hard. Better to keep headaches to a minimum!
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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    That's wise, hunker down and hope you get a good BUT safe show

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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    Here is a live cam you can check in with.

    http://www.king5.com/news/local/watc...oast/336106973
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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    How far away are you from this cam feed?

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    Re: Hurricane-Force Winds To Slam Northwestern US Through The Weekend

    It's about 45 Mi (71Km) from me, on the coast.

    But I think I got lucky. I laid down to take a nap and when I got up the power was still on and the house was still warm. Yay!

    The brunt of it seems to have skirted me on it's way to the Seattle/Puget Sound area.
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