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Public Works Receives 50 Year Award for Weather Station

Tyree Wilde (l) and Gerald Macke (r) of the National Weather Service presented Jeff Burch and the Vernonia Public Works Dept. with an award for fifty years of collecting weather data.

Tyree Wilde (l) and Gerald Macke (r) of the National Weather Service presented Jeff Burch and the Vernonia Public Works Dept. with an award for fifty years of collecting weather data.

The Vernonia Public Works Department has received recognition from the National Weather Service for maintaining their weather station for fifty years.

Public Works foreman Jeff Burch accepted the award for the department on March 11 from Tyree Wilde and Gerald Macke, both from the National Weather Service office in Portland. Wilde is a Warning Coordination Meteorologist and Macke is the Observation Program Leader for the Portland Region.

The weather station in Vernonia records temperature and precipitation every fifteen minutes and is part of the Cooperative Observer Program that collects data that is used to observe and predict weather patterns and changes.  Collected data is used regionally in agriculture, recreation and other fields and is being used in research about global climate change. Read More

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

 

*** WARNING: INCLEMENT WEATHER ADVISORY *** 

CITY OF VERNONIA ADVISES CITIZENS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY STEPS IN PREPARATION OF POSSIBLE SEVERE HIGH WINDS 

Please note that this is a prediction from the National Weather Service based on scientific research, not a foregone conclusion. Updates on weather watches and warning will be posted to our online networks.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for Vernonia and Columbia County. The current forecast has this event beginning today, Thursday, December 11, 2014, and tomorrow, Friday, December 12, 2014, with winds potentially gusting 75-80 mph for the interior portions of our County and 50-60 mph for areas adjacent to the Columbia River.

These gusts could be hurricane force winds and should they appear, can be expected to cause widespread damage.

Winds over the interior valleys will increase rapidly from light east or southeast…to strong south winds this afternoon. Do not be lulled into a sense of security by the light winds this morning.

Impacts: 

• Tree damage is likely, with the possibility of some toppled trees

• Minor damage to structures

• Power outages likely throughout Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington

• Winds will cause difficult driving conditions, especially for high profile vehicles. Bridges can be especially susceptible to high winds

 

Citizens are encouraged to call 911 to report emergencies, or to call City Hall: 503.429.5291 

For more information, please visit: www.vernonia-or.gov