Strong Storm To Hit Oregon Friday Night Through Saturday Night

By Jim McCoy Fri 10th January Newsweather
The National Weather Service is forecasting a strong storm to deliver high winds, heavy rain and mountain snow to the region. They warn that weather conditions could become dangerous on the coast, as high surf and strong winds could become hazardous. Waves coul wash over docks in the Port Orford area tonight. Breakers could reach up to 35 feet all along the coastline Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning. Wind gusts are expected to top out around 60 mph at the coast this afternoon, tonight and on through tomorrow. Winds will gust to 55 mph in the Shasta Valley, and approach 60 East of the Cascades. Curry County is predicted to be hit the hardest with 1-3 inches of rain. The Coast Range will receive 2-4 inches of rain. Western valleys and the Cascades will get between a half-inch and an inch of rain. Snow is forecast for the Cascades and Siskiyous above 5-thousand feet,with 6-12 inches possible Saturday afternoon through Saturday. 3-6 inches are expected in Northern California above 5-thousand feet.

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