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A quick note from The Flounder, Waldport

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Aug 302015
 
Parish Gap Re-invading The Flounder

Parish Gap
Re-invading The Flounder
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And now…a programming note from The Flounder – Waldport

Parish Gap will perform Saturday, September 5, 9pm-1am, at the FLOUNDER INN, 180 SW Arrow St, Waldport.

Last time Parish Gap played the Flounder it was a rocking party. People danced to every song. By the end of the night, the dance floor was so crowded that some delightfully wild women took to dancing on stage with the band. It was wonderful fun. Let’s do it again!

 Posted by at 1:57 PM

Weather or Not: Half Right

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Aug 302015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, August 30th – Lincoln County

Summary: The computers and meteorologists got it half right – the wind blew at the strength projected, but the forecast of up to 2 inches of rain never materialized. Yachats was the clear winner for peak wind gust at 63 mph, and Lincoln City was tops for precipitation at about two-thirds of an inch. For August, yesterday’s storm was indeed a barnburner with the ocean doing a quite believable impression of a December tempest as the surf reached over 15 feet high before subsiding late in the day. Most of the daylight hours were dry, but showers returned right after sunset and continued through the night. This morning, there was broken overcast, drizzle and the southwest wind blew 20-25 mph.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 68F/58F/52mph/0.67”
Depoe Bay: 65F/57F/46mph/0.37”
Newport: 66F/57F/55mph/0.42”
Waldport: 66F/58F/59mph/0.51”
Yachats: 66F/58F/63mph/0.28”

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Forecast: In the words of the National Weather Service, “the predicted pattern for today through Tuesday resembles WON SUN-RAINlate September or October rather than August.” We’re in a ‘post-frontal’ Fall-like situation with broken skies and showers expected until possibly Thursday before we get back into Summer mode. Mainly southerly winds and seasonal temperatures will accompany the showers and sunbreaks this week. At the end of the tunnel, next weekend is expected to be sunny with northwest sea breezes returning.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, partly cloudy with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting showers and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; showers, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet roads at times through tonight.

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Marine: Winds have eased to S 15-20 knots this morning but seas are square 8 footers at 8 seconds. A Small Craft WON SCAAdvisory for seas is in effect through this evening. SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 25-30 near showers today and rough seas 8 feet at 8 seconds. Tonight, southerlies 10-15 knots with swells 8 feet at 12 seconds and 4 foot windwaves. S winds continue tomorrow 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells subside to 7 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 5-10 knots Tuesday, then westerlies 5-10 knots Wednesday and Thursday with swells holding at 6-7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 7-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
08/30 Sun 07:15 AM -1.29 L
08/30 Sun 01:43 PM 8.52 H
08/30 Sun 07:33 PM 0.23 L
08/31 Mon 01:46 AM 8.94 H

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In Short: Showers, windy, then mixed skies and showers.

 Posted by at 6:08 AM

One man rampage in Waldport leads to jail

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Aug 292015
 
Edward Dunn Array of  charges LCJ photo

Edward Dunn
Array of charges
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Friday afternoon Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle traffic crash on South Crestline Drive at the intersection of Hospital Hill Road in Waldport. A witness reported the male driver was acting belligerent, waving a stick-like object at passing motorists. They said he appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

The driver left the scene prior to deputies arriving, but he was located a short distance away and was soon identified as Edward Paul Holland Dunn, 26, of Waldport. Dunn failed field sobriety tests and was taken into custody for DUII. Dunn became highly combative and at one point Dunn spit saliva into a deputy’s face. Dunn was eventually subdued and placed in the backseat of a patrol vehicle where he made several attempts to escape. Dunn also caused damage to the prisoner compartment of the patrol vehicle, both while on scene and during the transport from Waldport to the Lincoln County Jail in Newport.

During the traffic crash investigation it was learned that Dunn had been driving recklessly with a car that he had taken from his ex-girlfriend’s house – without permission. Deputies say he had also violated a court restraining order, protecting his ex-girlfriend.

Edward Dunn was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Reckless Driving, Disorderly Conduct II, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Criminal Mischief II, Resisting Arrest, and Aggravated Harassment. Dunn’s bail was set at $190,000.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who might have additional information on this case, to please call the Sheriff’s Office at 541-265-4277.

 Posted by at 10:09 PM

R/V rollover on 101 mp 111 north of Lincoln City.

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Aug 292015
 

Rollover accident on Highway 101 at milepost 111, immediately north of Lincoln City.  R/V has rolled over into a ditch.  Be Alert for emergency responders.

 Posted by at 2:11 PM

Missing Kitty in Newport – Yaquina Heights Drive

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Aug 292015
 
Katya is missing.  Seen her?  Call

Katya is missing. Seen her? Call 541-265-7302 or 541-908-1954

From a reader:

Our kitty is missing. Her name is Katya and has been missing since Thursday night. We live on Yaquina Heights Dr, at the east end where it meets HWY 20. She is a little less than 9 lbs, and isn’t wearing a collar.

If you’ve seen her, please call 541-265-7302 or 541-908-1954 (cell)

 Posted by at 10:21 AM

Weather or Not: High Wind/Storm Warning/Big Surf

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Aug 292015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Saturday, August 29th – Lincoln County

Summary: High clouds, hazy sunshine, muggy air, warm temperatures of 70F or better and light winds paint yesterday’s picture, at least until midnight. That’s when the leading edge of the usually strong late-Summer storm arrived; cloud cover thickened and the wind flashed up to 20-25 mph out of the southwest. As the night wore on, the breeze continued to increase and by 4:00am it was howling 35 mph gusting 50 or more. Peak gusts around the area were 61 mph at Yachats and 86 mph on Mary’s Peak in the Coast Range east of Newport. There wasn’t a lot of rain with this storm and precipitation totals so far have been under a quarter inch. At daybreak, the sou’westers blew even harder, it was overcast and spittin’ a little rain.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 76F/63F/53mph/0.16”
Depoe Bay: 70F/60F/45mph/0.18”
Newport: 68F/59F/53mph/0.12”
Waldport: 65F/55F/59mph/0.23”
Yachats: 67F/60F/61mph/0.09”

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WARNING NWS SWSThe High Wind Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Oregon Coast remains in effect until 1:00pm this afternoon. On beaches and headlands, south winds 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph. In coastal communities, south winds 25-35 mph with gusts 50-60 mph. The strongest winds will be before 11:00am. The winds may be strong enough to damage trees and produce power disruptions. These winds could cause problems for outdoor events, especially those with temporary outdoor facilities such as tents and canopies. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

A Special Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for increasingly large seas today which may allow occasional waves to run higher up the beach than normal. Please avoid jetties, offshore rocks and beaches near the surf zone as larger than normal waves will be capable of knocking people off their feet and sweeping them away into the ocean.

Forecast: The storm should be all over but the shoutin’ by this afternoon as the breeze eases, showers fade and WON MIXEDsunbreaks appear. High about 60F today. By tonight, the sou’westers are expected to relax to 15-20 mph gusting 30 but showers remain likely; lows around 55F. Showers continue tomorrow morning followed by mixed skies after noon, light southerly winds and the mercury topping out at 60-65F. Outlook is for a chance of showers Monday through Wednesday, drying and clearing Thursday and Friday. Temperatures remain seasonal all week.

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Travel: Oils that have built up on the pavement during our extensive period of dry weather this Summer will cause Northwest Oregon roads to become extra slippery during this weekend’s rain event. Be sure to slow down, use caution and leave extra space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

In the Coast Range today, High Wind Warning in effect until noon for gusts to 60 mph, rain turning to showers with 65-70F. Valley destinations have a Wind Advisory through noon for gusts to 40 mph, rain, showers and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; rain, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, windy, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is sometimes wet and possibly slick roads through Sunday night.

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Marine: It’s rough this morning; winds are S 30-45 knots with seas 8 feet at 7 seconds. A Storm WON STORMWarning is in effect until noon today for S winds rising to 30-40 knots gusting 50 and combined seas building to 15 feet at 11 seconds. Southerlies easing to 25-30 knots gusting 35 this afternoon and tonight with combined seas 12-14 feet at 11 seconds. Tomorrow, SW winds falling to 15 knots, swells subsiding to 7 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 10-15 knots and swells 8-9 feet Monday through Wednesday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Rain, extremely breezy, surf 15 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf today, especially during high tides. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
* Tides
08/29 Sat 06:32 AM -1.30 L
08/29 Sat 01:02 PM 8.08 H
08/29 Sat 06:43 PM 0.81 L
08/30 Sun 12:55 AM 9.06 H

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In Short: Showery, very windy, then mixed skies and showers.

 Posted by at 7:28 AM

She’s cranking up the star-maker machinery again – Wehby for Governor?

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Aug 282015
 

Dr. Monica Wehby for Governor? Oregonian photo

Dr. Monica Wehby for Governor?
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Losing to U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley by nearly 20 points and now using resigned-in-disgrace John Kitzhaber as a campaign punching bag, pediatric surgeon Monica Wehby is back in the hunt to win a government office. Not just any office. This time she wants to be governor.

Here’s the story in The Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 11:11 PM

Strong El Nino set to create back to back dry winters – even on the coast

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Aug 282015
 
This El Nino much worse than the last big one in '97.

This El Nino much worse than the last big one in ’97.

NOAA and the National Weather Service are predicting another dry winter for central and eastern Oregon – a dry surge that will even leave the coast parched through the winter.

Here’s the story from the Oregonian. Click here.

 Posted by at 6:56 PM