Gusts could hit 45 mph today in Portland

Gusts could hit 45 mph today in Portland

Gusts could hit 45 mph today in Portland

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by Michael Rollins

NWCN.com

Posted on March 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 10 at 1:39 PM

PORTLAND -- Expect steady winds of 15 to 30 mph starting mid-morning Thursday, with gusts to 45 mph.

Forecast

Local radars

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for greater Portland, Clark County and the Willamette Valley

Heavy rains inundated Western Oregon before daybreak. In Seaside, traffic slowed to 5 mph with a foot of standing water over the roadway.

A high wind warning will remain in effect at the coast until 4 p.m., with gusts to 70 mph.

There is a winter storm warning for the Northern Oregon Cascades through 10 p.m. Thursday.

A morning freezing level of about 5,000 will drop during the day to 4,000 and 2,500 by evening. Expect up to seven inches of snow at 2,500 feet and 18 inches at 4,000 feet. Gusts could hit 50 mph on exposed ridges.

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