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With snow likely around Christmas, local, state officials urge caution on roads, at home

A snow-covered Half Mile Lane on Tuesday, December 26, 2020. Photo: Chas Hundley As families across the state gear up for Christmas and finalize travel plans, the Portland office of the National Weather Service is warning that snow and freezing temperatures are increasingly likely beginning Friday, Christmas Eve.  The latest[Read More…]

County could face delays obtaining anti-icing materials this winter

A Washington County Land Use and Transportation anti-icing truck applies liquid magnesium chloride to Gales Creek Road just east of downtown Gales Creek in 2019, photo courtesy LUT Global supply chain disruptions have come to Washington County, and they have and could continue to impact county road work projects. “The[Read More…]

Heavy rain could cause flooding in Coast Range, northwestern Oregon creeks and rivers

Water from Prickett Creek near the Watts community outside of Gales Creek floods Stringtown Road January 12, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley The Portland office of the National Weather Service warned that heavy rains expected to begin Wednesday night could bring flooding along creeks and rivers in northwest Oregon and southwest[Read More…]

Eastern part of Tillamook State Forest and surrounding areas to enter ‘Extreme Fire Danger’ Wednesday

The Gales Creek Overlook in the Tillamook State Forest on July 14, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Facing another heat wave, the Oregon Department of Forestry will move fire danger to “extreme” in the eastern portion of the Tillamook State Forest and surrounding ODF-protected areas, and prohibit a number of activities[Read More…]

National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ beginning Wednesday

The sun in Gales Creek on June 23, 2021. The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” Sunday afternoon for much of Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon beginning Wednesday afternoon through Saturday evening.  The NWS said that dangerously hot temperatures around 100 degrees could be[Read More…]

National Weather Service issues ‘Excessive Heat Watch’ for part of Gales Creek beginning Thursday

A map of downtown Gales Creek from the National Weather Service showing one of the borders of the Excessive Heat Watch (in red) cutting through the Gales Creek Tavern beginning Thursday, July 29. Map courtesy NWS The Portland office of the National Weather Service issued an “Excessive Heat Watch” for[Read More…]

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