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Weather or Not: A Real Blast

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Nov 272018
 

11/27/18 Showers and possible thunderstorms today-tonight, SW winds 15-25mph, high 55F, low 50F, showers likely tomorrow, high 50-55F. Outlook: chance of showers Thu, rain/showers likely Fri-Sat, drying Sun-Mon with some sunshine, cooler temps, highs near 50F, lows about 40F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..17 to 22 ft with large sneaker waves.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 20 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.8 ft at 03:36 AM PST.
Low tide….3.6 ft at 08:46 AM PST.
High tide…8.8 ft at 02:43 PM PST.
Low tide….-0.7 ft at 09:34 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:31 AM PST. Sunset – 4:37 PM PST.

Peak Wind Gusts:
Cape Foulweather 80mph – 1236 AM 11/27
Gleneden Beach 67mph – 1216 AM 11/27
Pacific City 64mph – 1140 PM 11/26
Yaquina Bridge, Newport 61mph – 114 AM 11/27
Lincoln City 57mph – 1157 PM 11/26
Newport Jetty 56mph – 100 AM 11/27
Clatsop Spit 53mph – 1100 PM 11/26
Astoria 53mph – 1111 PM 11/26
Cape Meares 51mph – 1123 PM 11/26

High Wind Warning now in effect…

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Nov 262018
 

The High Wind Watch has been upgraded to a High Wind Warning for Central Coast beaches and coastal headlands, which is in effect from now until 4:00am Tuesday.

* WINDS…South 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 60 to 65 mph for beaches and coastal headlands. Winds are not expected to be as strong in the coastal communities.

* TIMING…The strongest winds are expected Monday evening into very early Tuesday morning.

* IMPACTS…Strong winds may blow down tree limbs, branches, and power lines. Scattered power outages are expected.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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: The First of Many

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Nov 262018
 

11/26/18 Rain developing and breezy later today, S gusts to 40mph, high 55F, rainy/windy tonight, up to 1″ precip, S gusts to 50mph, low 50F, rain/showers tomorrow, 1/2″ precip, easing breeze, high 55F. Outlook: showers Wed, chance of rain Thu, rain likely Fri-Sat, showers/sunbreaks Sun, high 50-55F, low 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..10 to 14 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with a chance of rain. Highs 55 to 60.
Wind…………………Southeast 15 to 20 kt with gusts to 30 kt, becoming south 25 to 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.9 ft at 02:42 AM PST.
Low tide….3.4 ft at 07:51 AM PST.
High tide…9.3 ft at 01:51 PM PST.
Low tide….-1.1 ft at 08:42 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:30 AM PST. Sunset – 4:37 PM PST.

Marine: A Gale Warning in effect through late tonight, S gusts to 45 knots, seas 15-20 feet.

NWS Alerts: The High Wind Watch issued by the National Weather Service for the beaches and headlands of the Central Coast is now in effect from this evening through late tonight.

* WINDS…South 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 55 to 60 mph possible for beaches and coastal headlands. Winds are not expected to be as strong in the coastal communities.

* TIMING… The strongest winds are expected late Monday evening into the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Weather or Not: Wet & Windy Week

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Nov 252018
 

11/25/18 Increasing clouds today, light E breeze, high 55F, chance of rain tonight, low 45-50F, rainy/windy tomorrow, 1/4″ precip, S gusts 35-40mph. Outlook: rain, possibly heavy at times, and windy Tue-Sat, average temperatures as highs reach 50-55F and lows dip to 40-45F all week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..5 to 8 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southeast 5 to 10 kt with gusts to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.9 ft at 01:52 AM PST.
Low tide….3.1 ft at 07:03 AM PST.
High tide…9.6 ft at 01:06 PM PST.
Low tide….-1.4 ft at 07:54 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:29 AM PST. Sunset – 4:38 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Watch in effect tomorrow morning through evening.

Holiday Weekend Travel: Areas of fog in the Valley early, bare pavement in all of Northwest Oregon through tonight; in the Cascades, the free air freezing level rising to 9,000′ today, dropping to 7,000′ tonight.

Weather or Not: A Short Break

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Nov 242018
 

11/24/18 Mixed skies/dry today, light ESE breeze, high 50-55F, increasing clouds tonight, low 45F, chance of showers midday tomorrow, rain developing by evening, high 55F. Outlook: rain likely Mon-Thu, windy at times, chance of rain Fri, seasonal temps w/ highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..11 to 15 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Southeast less than 5 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.9 ft at 01:05 AM PST.
Low tide….2.9 ft at 06:19 AM PST.
High tide…9.7 ft at 12:23 PM PST.
Low tide….-1.4 ft at 07:09 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:28 AM PST. Sunset – 4:38 PM PST.

Holiday Weekend Travel: Dry pavement in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range through Sunday; in the Cascades, icy spots today, the free air freezing level at 3,000′, rising to 5,000′ tonight and well above the passes tomorrow to 9,000′.

Weather or Not: Drying for Weekend

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Nov 232018
 

11/23/18 Rain/showers today-tonight, W winds gusting 20-25mph, high 50-55F, low 45F, drying tomorrow, mixed skies, light S wind, high 50-55F. Outlook: chance of rain Sunday, then rain is likely Mon-Thu, breezy at times, temperatures near normal w/ highs 55F and lows 45F all week.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..11 to 15 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 10 to 15 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…7.7 ft at 12:18 AM PST.
Low tide….2.6 ft at 05:36 AM PST.
High tide…9.6 ft at 11:44 AM PST.
Low tide….-1.2 ft at 06:26 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:26 AM PST. Sunset – 4:39 PM PST.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel: Wet roads today, dry tomorrow, possibly wet again Sunday at the lower elevations; in the Cascades, snow showers today-tomorrow, several inches in the passes, rain Sunday, the snow level 3,000′-4,500′ through Sat, rising above the passes to 6,000′ Sun.

Weather or Not: Stormy Turkey Day

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Nov 222018
 

11/22/18 Rain, heavy at times, 3/4″ or so, thunderstorms possible this afternoon, windy w/ S gusts 45-50mph, high 50F, rain tonight-tomorrow, another 1″, S winds gusting 20-30mph, low 45F, high 50-55F. Outlook: chance of rain Sat-Sun, rain likely Mon-Wed, highs 50-55F, lows 45-50F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..8 to 12 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain and isolated thunderstorms. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………South 20 to 25 kt with gusts to 35 kt, becoming southwest 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.4 ft at 04:54 AM PST.
High tide…9.3 ft at 11:06 AM PST.
Low tide….-0.7 ft at 05:45 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:25 AM PST. Sunset – 4:40 PM PST.

Marine: Gale Warning in effect for Central Coast waters until 2:00pm this afternoon.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel: Wet pavement today-tomorrow in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range, drying somewhat Sat-Sun; in the Cascades, Winter Weather Advisory in effect for 6-12″ of snow down to the highway passes today-tomorrow, icy spots Sat-Sun, snow level 3,500′ to 4,500′.

Weather or Not: And So It Begins…

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Nov 212018
 

11/21/18 Rain today-tomorrow, up to 2″ total, windy on Thanksgiving w/ S gusts 50mph possible, highs and lows in the range of 45F-55F. Outlook: rain Fri, chance of rain Sat-Sun, rain likely Mon-Tue, temperatures near normal w/ highs 55F and lows 45F throughout the extended period.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..10 to 14 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southeast 10 to 15 kt with gusts to 25 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.2 ft at 04:13 AM PST.
High tide…8.9 ft at 10:30 AM PST.
Low tide….-0.1 ft at 05:04 PM PST.
High tide…7.4 ft at 11:30 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:24 AM PST. Sunset – 4:41 PM PST.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel: Wet roads through Fri, then mixed conditions Sat-Sun in the lowlands; in the Cascades, wet today-tonight, then the snow level drops below the highway passes, 3,500′-4,500′, tomorrow-Sunday w/ up to a foot of snow, expect winter driving conditions.

Lighted Boat Parade Dinner Party Dec. 1st

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Nov 202018
 

Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses (FOYL) will once again be hosting the Annual Lighted Boat Parade Dinner Party at Mo’s Annex on Newport’s Historic Bayfront. Tickets are $25 apiece, and space is limited! Ticket includes an entrée of your choice from a menu of Mo’s Favorites and entry into multiple raffles. Additional raffle tickets and beverages are available for private purchase, and all proceeds from the evening will benefit the 2019 FOYL Tidepool Guide Program. The Tidepool Guide Program helps to develop the next generation of environmental stewards by training local high school students as tidepool hosts. The Guides enhance the visitor experience by providing expertise in interpretation and resource conservation, which reduces the impact on the delicate intertidal ecosystem and leaves them preserved for future generations. Join us for food, fun, friendly conversation, a special visit from a certain holiday icon, and help to support this very worthy cause.
Tickets can be had by contacting Amy at foyl@yaquinalights.org, at 541-574-3129, or purchased in person at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (YHONA) Interpretive Center Store. Quantity is limited, so reserve your spots now. Thank you!

Weather or Not: Transition Day

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Nov 202018
 

11/20/18 Increasing clouds, moderate SE winds, high 55-60F today, rain late tonight, low 45-50F, rain tomorrow, up to 1/2″, high 55F. Outlook: rainy/very windy Thanksgiving Day, S gusts to 50mph, 1″ precip possible, high 55F, rain Fri, chance of rain Sat-Mon, highs 55F, lows 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..3 to 5 ft.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs 55 to 60.
Wind…………………Southeast 5 to 10 kt.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.1 ft at 03:31 AM PST.
High tide…8.5 ft at 09:55 AM PST.
Low tide….0.6 ft at 04:25 PM PST.
High tide…7.1 ft at 10:42 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:22 AM PST. Sunset – 4:41 PM PST.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel: Mainly wet pavement at the lower elevations of Northwest Oregon through Sunday night; in the Cascades, some accumulating snow down to the highway passes tomorrow night through Sunday, several inches possible, prepare for winter driving conditions.

Weather or Not: Catch It While You Can

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Nov 192018
 

11/19/18 Sunny today, light breeze, high 55-60F, mostly clear tonight, low 40-45F, increasing clouds tomorrow, high 55-60F, rain developing overnight. Outlook: rain Wed, rainy/windy Thu, rain likely Fri-Sat, chance of rain Sun, average temperatures w/ highs of 55F and lows of 45F.

Beaches Today:
Surf Height…………..3 to 5 ft.
Weather………………Mostly sunny. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………South 5 to 10 kt.
Tides (South Beach)……Low tide….2.0 ft at 02:48 AM PST.
High tide…8.0 ft at 09:19 AM PST.
Low tide….1.5 ft at 03:45 PM PST.
High tide…6.7 ft at 09:51 PM PST.
Sunrise/Sunset Times…..7:21 AM PST. 4:42 PM PST.

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel: Expect wet roads in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range Wednesday through Sunday; in the Cascades, snow in the highway passes Wednesday night through Sunday afternoon, several inches accumulation possible, the snow level drops down to 4,000′ to 5,000′.

Weather or Not: Big Changes Coming

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Nov 182018
 

11/18/18 Continued mostly clear today-Tue, light winds, highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F. Outlook: chance of rain by Tue night, wet on Wed, rainy/windy Thu, then rain/showers remain likely Fri-Sat, breezy at times, high temps near 55F, lows 40-45F throughout the extended forecast period.

Weekend Travel: Dry pavement in the Valley, Gorge and Coast range; in the Cascades, the free air freezing level is at 12,000′.

Thanksgiving Holiday: Rain beginning Wednesday, rainy and very windy on Turkey Day, rain/showers continue Friday through Sunday, highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F. Snow is likely in the Cascade highway passes Thanksgiving Day through next Sunday as the snow level drops to 3,500′-4,000′.

Weather or Not: Three to Four More

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Nov 172018
 

11/17/18 Mostly clear today-Mon, E winds 5-15mph, highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F. Outlook: chance of rain developing by late Tue into Wed, then rain likely and breezy Wed night-Friday, temperatures about normal for this time of year w/ highs of 50-55F and lows 45-50F.

Weekend Travel: Bare roads through Sunday night in all of Northwest Oregon except for a chance of some icy spots in the Gorge tonight; the Cascades free air freezing level is at 11,000′.

Thanksgiving Holiday: Rain/showers likely Thursday through Sunday, windy at times, highs around 55F and lows 40-45F.

Weather or Not: Poor Air Quality

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Nov 162018
 

11/16/18 Patchy fog early, some sunshine later today, light NE breeze, high 55F, mainly clear tonight-Mon, lows 40-45F, highs 55F or so. Outlook: becoming cloudy w/ a chance of rain developing Tue-Thu, expect seasonal temperatures, highs about 55F, lows near 45F all week.

Weekend Travel: Dry pavement and smoky in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades, the free air freezing level remains well above the highway passes at 8,000′ to 10,000′ through Sunday night.

An Air Quality Alert has been issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for much of Oregon, in effect through tonight. Smoke from local wood stoves and other sources have combined to create unhealthy air quality in many parts of the region including the Central Coast. The National Weather Service expects winds to clear smoke from the Willamette Valley starting Friday evening. South of Eugene and other parts of the state may continue to experience stagnant air conditions and poor air quality through the weekend. Local smoke levels can rise and fall rapidly, depending on fire activity and weather factors including wind direction.

The Oregon Health Authority urges residents of affected communities to take steps to avoid health problems during smoky conditions, including:

* Avoid strenuous outdoor activities when air quality is unhealthy.
* Those with heart or lung problems, as well as young children, are especially vulnerable. These people should stay indoors while smoke levels are high.
* True high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and non-ozone producing electrostatic precipitator (ESP) air cleaners and filters can help keep indoor air cleaner.
* Reduce other sources of indoor smoke. Avoid burning cigarettes and candles; using gas, propane, wood-burning stoves and furnaces; cooking; and vacuuming.
* If you have heart disease or lung disease, such as asthma, follow your healthcare provider`s advice about prevention and treatment of symptoms.

Weather or Not: Back on the Sun Train

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Nov 152018
 

11/15/18 Sunny today after areas of fog, light E wind, high 55F, patchy fog/mixed skies tonight-tomorrow, low 40F, high 55F. Outlook: mainly clear Sat-Mon, increasing clouds Tue, chance of rain developing by early Wed, then rain likely for several days, highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F.

Thanksgiving Day: There’s a 50-50 chance of rain or showers along with light to moderate winds and a high temperature near 55F.

Weather or Not: Damp Hump Day

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Nov 142018
 

11/14/18 Chance of rain continues today, light S breeze, high 55F, mostly cloudy tonight, low 45F, sunny after morning fog tomorrow, high 55F. Outlook: mainly clear Fri-Mon, chance of rain or showers by next Tue, which could kick-start a longer period of wet weather, highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F.

Thanksgiving Day: A good chance of some light rain or showers, southerly winds 10-15mph, high around 55F.

Weather or Not: A Smidge of Rain Possible

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Nov 132018
 

11/13/18 Partly cloudy, light E winds, high 60F today, chance of rain tonight-tomorrow, low 50F, high 55F. Outlook: patchy fog, otherwise mostly clear Thu-Mon, highs around 55F, lows 40-45F. Long range projections show some rain developing by next Wed, maybe lasting for several days.

Weather or Not: Mostly Clear Sailing

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Nov 122018
 

11/12/18 Sunny today, E winds gusting 25-30mph, high 60F, partly cloudy tonight, low 45F, mixed skies tomorrow, light SW breeze, high 60F. Outlook: clouds/sunbreaks Tue, chance of rain Wed, partly cloudy/dry Thu-Sun, above seasonal temps w/ highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F. It still looks like the next bona fide wet weather event won’t begin for another week or better.

Weather or Not: Mid-week System Falling Apart

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Nov 112018
 

11/11/18 Clear skies today-tomorrow, moderate NNE winds, highs 55-60F, lows 40-45F. Outlook: partly cloudy Tue, 50-50 chance of showers Wed, mixed skies/dry Thu-Fri, slight chance of rain Sat, high temperatures near 55F, lows about 45F, next extended round of wet weather possible in a week or so.

Weekend Travel: Mainly clear, possible icy spots in the Valley and Coast Range, E winds gusting as high as 40-50mph in east Portland Metro and the Gorge; dry, moderate E winds in the Cascades w/ the free air freezing level 7,000′ rising to 10,000′ by afternoon.

Weather or Not: Dry Stretch Continues

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Nov 102018
 

11/10/18 Mainly clear today-Mon, light to moderate NNE winds, high 55-60F, lows 40-45F. Outlook: increasing clouds Tue, rain developing Tue night, chance of rain Wed, partly cloudy Thu, then rain/showers Fri through next weekend, with high temps around 55F, lows about 45F.

Weekend Travel: Areas of fog with icy spots possible in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades, some patches of ice today, the free air freezing level below the highway passes at 4,000′, rising to 5,500′ tonight and 7,000′ tomorrow.