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Weather or Not: Wet, Windy & Warm

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Dec 142018
 

12/14/18 Rain/very windy today, 1/2″ precip, S gusts to 60mph, high 55-60F, showers tonight, decreasing winds, low 40F, a chance of rain by late tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: rain, heavy at times, with several inches possible Sun-Thu, gusty S winds, high temps 50-55F, lows 45F all week.

Beaches Today:
High Surf Advisory in effect 9:00am-10:00pm.
Surf Height…………..20 to 25 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with rain. Highs 55 to 60.
Wind…………………Southwest 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 40 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.2 ft at 05:23 AM PST.
Low tide….4.1 ft at 11:07 AM PST.
High tide…6.4 ft at 04:35 PM PST.
Low tide….1.7 ft at 11:08 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:48 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning in effect through this afternoon.

NWS Alerts: High Wind Warning in effect from 8:00am-4:00pm for S winds 30-40mph gusting 60-65mph, strongest on beaches and headlands. Hydrologic Outlook shows possible flooding Tuesday and Wednesday, 2-5 inches of rain projected for the Central Coast.

Weekend Travel: Wet pavement today, dry tomorrow, wet again Sunday in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; snow showers in the Cascades with several inches accumulation possible in the highway passes today through tomorrow night, the snow level rising to 6,000′ Sunday.

High Wind Warning issued…

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Dec 132018
 

A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service, which is in effect from 4:00am to 4:00pm Friday. South winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph for beaches and coastal headlands. Winds in Central Coast communities should not be quite as strong.

* TIMING…Friday morning through Friday afternoon. The strongest winds are expected during the late morning and early afternoon.

* IMPACTS…Damaging winds may blow down trees and power lines. Power outages are possible. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

A High Wind Warning means hazardous weather conditions of strong and damaging winds are imminent or highly likely in the warning area.

Weather or Not: High Winds and Waves

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Dec 132018
 

12/13/18 Chance of rain, mixed skies today-tonight, temps steady in the low-50s, S winds gusting 30-35mph, rainy/very windy tomorrow, 1/2″ precip, SW gusts to 55mph possible, high 50F. Outlook: chance of showers Sat, then rain likely Sun-Wed, windy at times, highs 50-55F, lows 45-50F.

Beaches Today:
High Surf Advisory through 10:00am.
Surf Height…………..17 to 21 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………South 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.2 ft at 04:37 AM PST.
Low tide….4.2 ft at 10:03 AM PST.
High tide…7.0 ft at 03:36 PM PST.
Low tide….1.2 ft at 10:21 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:47 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Small Craft Advisory through this evening; Gale Warning in effect from this evening through Friday morning.

NWS Alerts: High Wind Watch in effect tomorrow morning though the afternoon for S winds 30-40mph gusting as high as 55-60mph, strongest on beaches and headlands. High Surf Advisory from 9:00am-10:00pm Friday with waves 25-30 ft.

Weather or Not: Surf’s Up

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Dec 122018
 

12/12/18 Broken sky cover/slight chance of showers today-tomorrow, S winds gusting 20-30mph, highs 50-55F, low 45F. Outlook: rain Fri, chance of showers Sat, rain Sun, showers likely Mon, rain – possibly heavy – on Tue, breezy at times, average temps with highs 50-55F, lows 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..18 to 23 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 5 to 10 kt, becoming south 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.3 ft at 03:53 AM PST.
Low tide….4.2 ft at 09:08 AM PST.
High tide…7.5 ft at 02:48 PM PST.
Low tide….0.7 ft at 09:37 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:47 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Small Craft Advisory in effect through tomorrow evening.

Weather or Not: Blustery Wet Day

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Dec 112018
 

12/11/18 Rainy/breezy today-tonight, precip totals 1-2″, S wind gusts to 45mph, high 55F, low 45F, mostly cloudy tomorrow, high 50-55F. Outlook: chance of rain Thu, rain/wind Fri, mixed skies Sat, rain Sun-Mon, with more wet weather to follow in the long term, highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..10 to 14 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 35 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.4 ft at 03:11 AM PST.
Low tide….4.1 ft at 08:21 AM PST.
High tide…8.0 ft at 02:07 PM PST.
Low tide….0.2 ft at 08:57 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:46 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning in effect until this afternoon nearshore, through this evening offshore out past 10 miles.

Weather or Not: Spigot Off, Spigot On, etc.

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Dec 102018
 

12/10/18 Chance of showers with mixed skies, light winds, high 50F today, rain tonight-tomorrow night, up to 2″ total, S winds gusting 30-40mph, low 45F, high 50F. Outlook: chance of showers/rain Wed-Thu, rain Fri, chance of rain Sat, rain likely Sun, seasonal highs near 50F, lows about 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..13 to 17 ft with sneaker waves.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………Southwest less than 5 kt with gusts to 10 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.6 ft at 02:31 AM PST.
Low tide….3.9 ft at 07:39 AM PST.
High tide…8.5 ft at 01:30 PM PST.
Low tide…-0.1 ft at 08:18 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:45 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning in effect this evening through tomorrow afternoon out past 10 miles offshore, Small Craft Advisory for seas and winds in effect nearshore.

Weather or Not: On the Storm Track

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Dec 092018
 

12/9/18 Rain today-tonight, up to 3/4″ precip, SE winds gusting 25-30mph, high 50-55F, low 45F, showers/sunbreaks tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: rain Tue, mixed skies/showers possible Wed-Thu, rain Fri, chance of rain Sat, high temperatures stable at around 50F with lows dipping to 40-45F all week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..13 to 17 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southeast 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.7 ft at 01:52 AM PST.
Low tide….3.7 ft at 06:59 AM PST.
High tide…8.9 ft at 12:54 PM PST.
Low tide….-0.4 ft at 07:42 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:44 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning remains in effect beyond 10 miles offshore, Small Craft Advisory nearshore for winds and seas.

Weekend Travel: Wet pavement in the Valley and Coast Range, some freezing rain possible and windy in the Gorge; for the Cascades, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through tonight for several inches of snow in the highway passes, the snow level is at 4,500′.

Weather or Not: Acting More Like December

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Dec 082018
 

12/8/18 Mostly cloudy, chance of rain today, SE winds 10-20mph, high 50-55F, rain tonight-tomorrow, S winds increasing to 20-25mph, low 50F, high 50-55F. Outlook: showers Mon, rain Tue, showers Wed, rain Thu-Fri, breezy at times, temps near normal with highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..9 to 13 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southeast 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.7 ft at 01:12 AM PST.
Low tide….3.5 ft at 06:19 AM PST.
High tide…9.2 ft at 12:19 PM PST.
Low tide….-0.7 ft at 07:05 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:43 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning out past 10 miles from shore.

Weekend Travel: Mainly dry today, wet tomorrow in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades, a chance of snow down to the highway passes today through Sun night, several inches total accumulation possible, the snow level 4,500′ dropping to 3,500′.

Weather or Not: Back into the Flow

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Dec 072018
 

12/7/18 Thickening clouds today, E winds 10-20mph, high 50F, rain tonight, low 40-45F, chance of rain tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: rain, gusty SE winds Sunday, showers Mon, rain Tue, showers likely Wed-Thu, temperatures slowly warming with highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F through next week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..9 to 13 ft with sneaker waves.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………Southeast 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.6 ft at 12:30 AM PST.
Low tide….3.2 ft at 05:39 AM PST.
High tide…9.3 ft at 11:43 AM PST.
Low tide….-0.8 ft at 06:29 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:42 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Weekend Travel: On again/off again wet pavement in the Valley and Coast Range, some freezing rain in the Gorge tomorrow morning and again Sunday; in the Cascades, snow possible down to the highway passes through Sunday night, the snow level 3,500′-5,000′.

Weather or Not: Fading Sunshine

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Dec 062018
 

12/6/18 Sunny, E winds gusting 20-25mph, high 50F today, mostly clear skies tonight, low 35-40F, increasing clouds tomorrow, lighter winds, high 50F. Outlook: rain Fri night, chance of rain/showers Sat, rain Sun, showers Mon, rainy/breezy Tue-Wed, highs around 50F, lows 40-45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..13 to 17 ft with large sneaker waves.
Weather………………Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………East 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….3.0 ft at 04:56 AM PST.
High tide…9.4 ft at 11:06 AM PST.
Low tide….-0.7 ft at 05:51 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:41 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Weather or Not: The Drought Continues

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Dec 052018
 

12/5/18 Clear, E winds 10-25mph, today-tomorrow, highs in the upper-40s, low near freezing. Outlook: increasing clouds Fri, rain late, showers Sat, rain Sun, showers Mon, rain Tue, temperatures gradually rising w/ highs pushing 55F and lows 45F by the weekend and into next week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..7 to 10 ft.
Weather………………Mostly sunny. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………Northeast 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.6 ft at 04:12 AM PST.
High tide…9.4 ft at 10:28 AM PST.
Low tide….-0.4 ft at 05:12 PM PST.
High tide…7.5 ft at 11:45 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:40 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Drought Update: Despite some decent rainfall in November, we’re still about two feet below normal precipitation for 2018 and Lincoln County remains in an official drought, which was declared in August. Read the latest National Weather Service Drought Information Statement, including current conditions and a look ahead for this Winter, here.

Weather or Not: A Cold Wind Blows

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Dec 042018
 

12/4/18 Clear, E winds gusting 20-30mph today-tomorrow, highs in the upper-40s, low of 32F. Outlook: sunny Thu, light E breeze, high 50F, increasing clouds Fri, rain likely Fri night, chance of rain Sat, rain Sun-Mon, temps rising to seasonal with highs 50-55F and lows near 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..7 to 10 ft.
Weather………………Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50.
Wind…………………East 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.3 ft at 03:24 AM PST.
High tide…9.2 ft at 09:48 AM PST.
Low tide….0.0 ft at 04:29 PM PST.
High tide…7.2 ft at 10:54 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:39 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Weather or Not: Sunny Days, Frosty Nights

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Dec 032018
 

12/3/18 Patchy fog early, sunny today, E breeze 10-15mph, high 50F, partly cloudy tonight, E winds to 20mph, low 35F, sunny tomorrow, high 50F, E winds 25mph. Outlook: mainly clear/cool, east-windy Wed-Fri w/ frosty nights, chance of rain Sat, rain Sun, warming, highs 55F, lows 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..6 to 9 ft.
Weather………………Partly cloudy. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………East 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….1.9 ft at 02:32 AM PST.
High tide…9.0 ft at 09:06 AM PST.
Low tide….0.7 ft at 03:42 PM PST.
High tide…7.0 ft at 09:57 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:38 AM PST. Sunset – 4:34 PM PST.

Yaquina Head Lighthouse closed this week…

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Dec 022018
 

The interior of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area will be closed from Monday, December 3 through Sunday, December 9 for maintenance. During this time, no tours of the lighthouse will be offered. This temporary closure will not affect any other aspects of the park, and visitors are welcome to view the lighthouse from outside, visit the Interpretive Center, explore the tidepools, and walk along a variety of trails.

The park entrance fee is $7.00/vehicle (3-Day Pass). Accepted passes include Yaquina Head Annual Pass, Oregon Pacific Coast Passport, and Federal Annual, Senior, Military, Access, Volunteer and Every Kid in a Park Passes.

The Yaquina Head Interpretive Center will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All other areas of the park will be open from 8:00 a.m. to dusk. For more information about the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area contact the BLM at (541) 574-3100, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Weather or Not: A Cool Change

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Dec 022018
 

12/2/18 Scattered showers early today, becoming partly sunny, high 50F, foggy tonight-tomorrow morning, then gradual clearing, low 35F, high 45-50F. Outlook: sunny Tue-Fri, gusty east winds, rain developing by Sat, cool temps with highs in the mid-40s and lows near freezing all week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..9 to 13 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………Southwest 5 to 10 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….1.5 ft at 01:35 AM PST.
High tide…8.6 ft at 08:19 AM PST.
Low tide….1.5 ft at 02:48 PM PST.
High tide…6.8 ft at 08:51 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:37 AM PST. Sunset – 4:35 PM PST.

Weekend Travel: Mainly bare pavement today, spots of ice possible tonight in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades, light snow accumulations with patches of ice, the snow level well below the passes at 2,000′, dropping to the surface tonight.

Weather or Not: Two Feet Below

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Dec 012018
 

12/1/18 Showers likely today-tonight, light winds, high 50F, low 40F, chance of showers/partly sunny tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: areas of fog otherwise mainly clear Mon-Thu, gusty east winds, much cooler with highs in the upper-40s and lows in the low-30s, next chance of rain is Fri.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..10 to 14 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………North 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….1.0 ft at 12:33 AM PST.
High tide…8.2 ft at 07:27 AM PST.
Low tide….2.4 ft at 01:43 PM PST.
High tide…6.7 ft at 07:34 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:36 AM PST. Sunset – 4:35 PM PST.

Weekend Travel: Mixed wet/dry highways in Northwest Oregon’s lower elevations through Sunday night; a Winter Weather Advisory continues for the Cascade passes where several inches of snow is expected, the snow level 2,500′ today dropping to 1,500′ tomorrow.

Precipitation:
November 2018 – 5.64”
Average November – 10.65”
So far this year – 43.76”
Annual average – 69.95”
Below normal – 26.19”

Weather or Not: Wet Weekend, Cascade Pass Snow

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Nov 302018
 

11/30/18 Rainy/breezy today, up to 1/2″ precip, SW gusts to 35mph, high 50-55F, showers/possible thunderstorms tonight-tomorrow, low 40-45F, high 50F. Outlook: chance of showers Sun, then mostly clear except for some areas of morning fog, Mon-Thu, cool, highs near 50F, lows 35-40F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..9 to 12 ft with sneaker waves.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain and showers. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 10 to 15 kt, becoming southwest 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.9 ft at 06:30 AM PST.
Low tide….3.1 ft at 12:25 PM PST.
High tide…7.0 ft at 06:12 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:35 AM PST. Sunset – 4:35 PM PST.

Weekend Travel: Wet pavement today-tomorrow, drying Sunday in the Valley and Coast Range, night and morning icy spots in the Gorge; in the Cascades, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for over a foot of snow in the highway passes, snow level 2,500′-3,500′.

Weather or Not: Drying & Cooler Next Week

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Nov 292018
 

11/29/18 Increasing clouds, light NE breeze, high 50-55F today, showers developing tonight, low 45F, rain tomorrow, S winds 5-15mph, high 55F. Outlook: chance of showers/partial clearing Sat-Mon, mostly sunny Tue-Wed, temps slightly below average w/ highs 45-50F and lows 35-40F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..11 to 15 ft with sneaker waves.
Weather………………Cloudy with a slight chance of showers. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………North 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.8 ft at 05:30 AM PST.
Low tide….3.6 ft at 11:04 AM PST.
High tide…7.5 ft at 04:53 PM PST.
Low tide….0.4 ft at 11:31 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:34 AM PST. Sunset – 4:36 PM PST.

Weather or Not: Peaks and Valleys

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Nov 282018
 

11/28/18 Rain early, then showers and possible t-storms today, S winds gusting to 25mph, high 50-55F, chance of showers tonight, low 45F, drying w/ sunbreaks tomorrow, high 50-55F. Outlook: rain Fri, chance of showers Sat-Sun, mostly clear/cooler Mon-Tue, highs 50F, lows 35-40F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..14 to 18 ft. with sneaker waves.
Weather………………Cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………South 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.7 ft at 04:32 AM PST.
Low tide….3.7 ft at 09:50 AM PST.
High tide…8.2 ft at 03:43 PM PST.
Low tide….-0.1 ft at 10:31 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:32 AM PST. Sunset – 4:36 PM PST.