Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More wind, heavy rain due as storms line up

by Staff

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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Sure, it’s November in the Northwest and summery weather is not to be expected while rain and a bit of wind is par for the course.

But KATU Meteorologists are again warning that a trio of wet and windy weather systems is again bearing down on the region.

The first wave of weather is due to roll in Wednesday evening, bringing a good soaking and some stiff breezes to the region.

Then, another pulse of wet weather will arrive Thursday morning, likely right on time for the morning commute. Expect standing water, limited visibility and more wind.

That storm is expected to stall over the region and pump warm, moist air from over the ocean into Oregon and Washington. Small rivers and streams could be in danger of flooding.

Finally, a third system is lurking over the Pacific Ocean and should hit the Northwest on Saturday, bringing yet more rain and wind to soggy hills and snow to mountain locations.

Coastal locations could see up to 6 inches of rain from the system, on top of the heavy rain from the last system.

On Wednesday, heavy surf was founding the Oregon Coast ahead of the storm, as witnessed by KATU reporter Adam Ghassemi at the Barview Jetty in Garibaldi.

On the plus side, the incoming storms will continue to pile up snow in the Cascade Range, supplementing the base put down by the last wet weather system that passed through just a few days ago.

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