Feb 022019

2/2/19 Some clearing with a slight chance of showers today, N winds to 25mph, high 50-55F, rain possible tonight, low 40F, showers tomorrow, high 45-50F. Outlook: mixed rain/snow showers Sun night through Mon night, little or no snow accumulation, a few showers Tue-Fri, high 45F, low 35F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..11 to 15 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 20 mph, becoming north 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….4.1 ft at 04:23 AM PST.
High tide…8.7 ft at 10:23 AM PST.
Low tide….0.0 ft at 05:21 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:34 AM PST. Sunset – 5:26 PM PST.

Weekend Travel: Mostly dry highways today, wet tomorrow in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range, chance of snow Sunday night. For the Cascades, a chance of rain/snow showers today, then snow down to near or below pass level tomorrow-tomorrow night, 6″-10″ snow accumulation possible.

Groundhog Day: Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow around 7:30am ET this morning and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring. “Faithful followers, there is no shadow of me and a beautiful spring it shall be,” a member of Phil’s Inner Circle read from the groundhog’s prediction scroll to cheers from the crowd gathered on Gobbler’s Knob. In 132 years, Phil has not seen his shadow only 18 times. He’s not too accurate, either. According to the National Weather Service, Phil has gotten the prognostication right only about 40% of the time.

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