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Weather Update

Posted on 28th December 2011 at 08:54

While a few trees got knocked down, there were no major impacts from yesterday’s weather system that blew through. Wind gusts of 36 miles an hour were recorded in Kelso, and 35 miles an hour in Kalama, while Castle Rock got hit with the brunt of the rain. As of 4 am, Castle Rock had 1.63 inches of rain over the past 24 hours, Longview’s recording station had .84 inches, while Kelso had .59 inches. No power outages were reported, but there were a few brief road blockages, due to downed trees. The Weather Service does have a flood warning up on the Grays River near Rosburg, running from late last night until this morning. As of 11:15 last night, the river at Rosburg was running at 12 feet, right at the local flood stage. The river was expected to crest early this morning, but now they’re saying that the crest is expected around noon today, with some minor flooding of roads expected in that Rosburg-Altoona area. Forecasters say that the next system that’s coming in should slide to the south of us. High wind warnings are currently up on the central and southern Oregon coasts, with strong winds and heavy rains expected through the day and into the evening.