Thursday, June 4, 2009

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for South Clark County

THE NATL WEATHER SVC IN PORTLAND HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR.

EASTERN YAMHILL COUNTY IN NW OR.

EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN COLUMBIA COUNTY IN NW OR.

NORTHWESTERN CLACKAMAS COUNTY IN NW OR.

NORTHWESTERN MARION COUNTY IN NW OR.

WA COUNTY IN NW OR.

WESTERN MULTNOMAH COUNTY IN NW OR.

S. CLARK COUNTY IN SW WA.

* UNTIL 530 PM PDT.

* AT 450 PM PDT.NATL WEATHER SVC DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS

IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THE LEADING EDGE OF THE HIGH WINDS WERE NEAR

HILLSBORO & & DOWNTOWN PORTLAND. THE BAND OF HIGH WINDS IS MOVING TO THE NO. AT 35 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR.

NO. PLAINS.BANKS.GALES CREEK & VANCOUVER DOWNTOWN.

MANNING.SAUVIE ISLAND.VANCOUVER LAKE & GLENWOOD.

BUXTON.FELIDA.CLARK COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS & SALMON CREEK.

SCAPPOOSE & BATTLE GROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH.PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DAMAGING WINDS.DESTRUCTIVE HAIL.& DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER.

PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

IF ON OR NEAR A LAKE OR RIVER.GET OUT OF THE WATER & MOVE INDOORS OR INSIDE A VEHICLE. REMEMBER.LIGHTNING CAN STRIKE OUT TO

15 MILES FROM THE PARENT THUNDERSTORM. IF YOU CAN HEAR THUNDER.YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING. MOVE TO SAFE SHELTER NOW. DO NOT BE CAUGHT ON THE WATER IN A THUNDERSTORM.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 900 PM PDT THURSDAY EVENING FOR NORTHWESTERN OR.

2 comments:

Janna said...

Thanks for the heads up on all of this - but just so you know, I got the 'update' email on the thunderstorm at 6:50pm - much too late to be of any help. Maybe the google mailing service is keeping the emails in a holding pattern and sending them out late? I doubt you sent out the warning that late...probably an hour earlier.

Cheryl said...

Thanks for your comment, Janna. If you are signed up to receive the daily email, it will come between 5p-7p each night. To receive this information more quickly, you need to use an RSS reader or sign up for our Twitter account at www.twitter.com/CRESA. We've tried to figure out how to make the email feed send out more quickly, but have been told it's impossible.