Apr 272015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Monday, Apr. 27th – Lincoln County

Summary: Even the 90-percenters shot low yesterday. As we’d discussed in the forecast, rain chances ranged from 20%-90%; it turned out to be 100%. The guesswork was based on predicting exactly where a minor weather disturbance would make landfall. In most models, the main area of precipitation appeared to be moving ashore just north of the Central Coast. Rainfall totals show that it just clipped us with amounts fading north to south, from over a quarter inch in Lincoln City down to about a tenth in Yachats. By dusk, the light rain was history but the overcast hung on until around 4:00am when skies finally cleared. This morning, a bright sunrise greeted early risers and winds were light easterly.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/49F/0.27”
Depoe Bay: 53F/46F/0.26”
Newport: 54F/45F/0.18”
Waldport: 53F/46F/0.16”
Yachats: 56F/47F/0.11”

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Forecast: Like a pop group with one hit record, we’re expecting a single Summerlike day amidst a stretch of cool and wet weather. Sunshine, backed by a band of light and warm east winds, should chart thermometer readings of 65-70F this WON SUNNYafternoon (record highs for this date are in the low-70s). But, fame is fleeting, and the clouds make a return appearance tonight with a chance of drizzle and lows near 50F. We’ll slip off the Summer charts tomorrow as rain and temps around 55F are expected. Outlook is for a few showers possible on Wednesday, followed by partly to mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures of 45F-55F Thursday through Sunday.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting fog early, becoming sunny and highs of 75-80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, gusty east winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the passes this morning, temperatures are 35-40F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 10,000 feet rising to 12,000 feet this afternoon.

Cascades Snow Pack: No data available today.

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Marine: What breeze there is is coming from the ENE at around 5 knots this morning and seas have settled to 5 feet at WON SCA8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this evening through tomorrow morning. Today, winds are predicted veer to S 5-10 knots early, then to northerly gusting 15 knots by this afternoon with 5 foot swells. A front comes through tonight and SW winds rise to 15-20 knots gusting 25 and choppy seas build to 6 feet. W to NW winds are in the cards tomorrow, 10-15 knots, gusting 20 in the afternoon along with swells building to 9 feet. Outlook is for another weak front to impact local waters Wednesday; expect sou’westers 10-15 knots and swells holding at 9 feet. For Thursday, N winds 10-15 knots, then ramping-up to NNW 20-25 knots on Friday with swells running 6-7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Sunny, warm, surf 5-6 feet (low).
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04/27 Mon 08:04 AM 6.0 H
04/27 Mon 02:36 PM 1.04 L
04/27 Mon 09:25 PM 6.68 H
04/28 Tue 03:27 AM 2.40 L

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In Short: Mostly clear, warm, light east wind, then showers and unsettled.

 Posted by at 8:02 AM
Apr 272015
 

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From the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputies last week responded to a report of a dog being dragged by a vehicle on East Eckman Creek Road near Waldport. The caller reported a blue Chevrolet S10 pickup occupied by two males was southbound on Eckman Creek Road dragging a dog tied to a rope attached to the inside of the pickup bed. The dog was reportedly dragged on the roadway for approximately two miles while the caller made several attempts at alerting the driver. The dog finally slipped loose from the rope and came to rest in the roadway. The vehicle continued southbound away from the scene. The caller stopped to assist the dog and remained on scene until deputies arrived.

A Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Deputy responded to the scene to assist with the injured dog. The animal services deputy took possession of the dog, a one year old Australian Shepherd female mix, and transported it to Grove Veterinary Hospital in Newport for treatment. Deputies continued searching the area for the vehicle but were unable to locate it.

Meanwhile, the Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Grove Veterinary Hospital and advised the dog was unable to physically endure the amount of treatment (including surgery) it needed due to the extent of her injuries and was humanely euthanised.

Following the report from Grove Veterinary Hospital, deputies were contacted by one of the dog owners, an adult female. Deputies were able to identify all parties involved in the incident and have contacted and interviewed the driver of the pickup.

This is an active investigation with the Sheriff’s Office and will be submitted to the Lincoln County District Attorney’s Office for review and determination of possible criminal charges.

 Posted by at 7:42 AM
Apr 262015
 

Daniel Fullmer Jumped the fence in Coos Bay

Daniel Fullmer
Jumped the fence in Coos Bay

Harlan Brown Jumped the fence in Coos Bay

Harlan Brown
Jumped the fence in Coos Bay

Two Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) inmates escaped Sunday morning from Shutter Creek Correctional Institution (SCCI) in North Bend. Oregon State Police, Coos County County Sheriff’s Office, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit are responding.

SCCI staff discovered inmates Harlan Earl Brown and Daniel Oliver Fullmer missing at approximately 7:45 a.m., Sunday, April 26, after they did not check in for scheduled medical appointments. Staff found footprints near a section of the facility’s boundary fence, indicating the two inmates escaped over the fence.

Brown is a 44-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 185 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Fullmer is a 39-year-old Caucasian male, 5 feet 8 inches tall, 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. They are most likely wearing blue jeans with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled on the knee in orange (or red shorts), and a blue t-shirt with the word “inmate” and the DOC logo stenciled in orange on the front and back.

Brown entered DOC custody on Aug. 8, 2014, on two counts of burglary in the second degree and three counts of theft in the first degree out of Clackamas County. His earliest release date is Nov. 9, 2016. Fullmer entered DOC custody on Oct. 16, 2014, on one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and one count of possession of methamphetamine out of Jackson County. His earliest release date is March 22, 2016.

Anyone with information regarding Brown and Fullmer’s whereabouts is asked to call Oregon State Police at 1-800-452-7888.

 Posted by at 9:53 AM
Apr 262015
 
Kristin Cochran  Former NHS Softball Now U of Washington

Kristin Cochran
Former NHS Softball
Now U of Washington

It hasn’t taken long for University of Washington freshman Kristin Cochran to buy into head softball Coach Heather Tarr’s motto:

How we do anything is how we do everything.

“I really never thought about it before,” the former two-time all-state Newport High softball player said. “But anything you do — being going to class, practice or getting up early for weights — it all reflects on who you are. There’s no room for slacking.”

Motivated and dedicated, Cochran hasn’t had time for slacking. The 5-foot, 11-inch right-hander said she chose to pitch for Washington because she loved the program, the coaching staff, the academics, the tradition and the school’s location relatively close to home in the formidable Pacific 12 Conference.
It made for the perfect combination, her high school coach, Mark Schiewe, said.
“Kristin wanted to play on the West Coast and she wanted to play in the Pac-12,” he said of Cochran, who led the Cubs to semifinal and quarterfinal state playoff appearances in her final two seasons. “She was driven and achieved her goal.”

To read the complete story, go to SportsLincolnCounty.com or click here

 Posted by at 9:27 AM
Apr 262015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, Apr. 26th – Lincoln County

Summary: It just doesn’t get much better than yesterday. Visitors, who left the showery Valley and made it over to the sunshine coast, relished a real beaut. A couple of lingering showers drifted through early in the morning but then skies cleared with tons ‘o Sun the rest of the day. Temperatures were not out of the ordinary; Lincoln City and Yachats both hit 60F for the highest locally. What made it especially pleasant was the lack of wind as light nor’westers couldn’t spin the anemometers much past 10 mph. Some clouds at the horizon doused the sunset and sky cover varied through the night with lows in the 40s. At dawn, under cloudy skies and light east winds, we kicked off a full 14 hours of daylight today and we’re still gaining 2 minutes 45 seconds a day.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 60F/45F
Depoe Bay: 55F/42F
Newport: 54F/41F
Waldport: 58F/44F
Yachats: 60F/45F

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Forecast: Today won’t be like yesterday, but just how different it’ll be is still up in the air, so to speak. Mixed messages are being spit out of weather computers and the mouths of meteorologists concerning the chances of rain. Estimates ranging WON SHOWERSfrom 20% to 90% have been rendered this morning, so it’s anybody’s guess how wet we’ll get. It does look like skies will be mostly cloudy, the thermometer should hit 60F and winds will be moderate southerlies. A slight chance of rain is predicted for tonight, lows around 45F. Tomorrow, we’re back on the Sun Train with the boiler good and warm as highs reach 65F; Lincoln City may hit 70F with Cascade Head blocking the afternoon sea breeze. Outlook is for showers likely again on Tuesday, and then unsettled conditions serve-up a potpourri of sunshine, clouds and showers the rest of the week. Seasonal mercury readings between 45F and 60F are projected.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy, chance of rain with 60-65F. Valley destinations are expecting overcast, a chance of rain and highs of 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for cloudy skies, a chance of rain, light west wind, temps near 65F. For the Cascades, there are spots of ice on the passes this morning, temperatures are 25-30F; a slight chance of rain and snow showers today with the snow level at 3,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers tonight is a mix of wet and dry pavement at all elevations with the snow level rising above the Cascade highways to 7,500 feet.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 47”; a gain of 5” since yesterday; no overall change in the past seven days; 82” less than this date last year; 88% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).

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Marine: The front we were expecting is now coming into local waters and S winds are up to 15-20 knots at Stonewall WON SCABank this morning with choppy seas at 5 feet. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from noon through this evening. Southerlies rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 today with 5 foot swells and 3 foot windwaves. Tonight, the breeze eases to S 10-15 knots, falling light after midnight, and swells around 6 feet. A fairly stagnant day is on tap for tomorrow with SE winds 5 knots and seas 6 feet. Outlook is for another front to arrive on Tuesday with sou’westers 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells 6 feet building to 8 feet. Wednesday and Thursday, WNW winds 10-15 knots, swells 8-9 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Mainly overcast, possible showers, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
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04/26 Sun 06:48 AM 6.26 H
04/26 Sun 01:38 PM 0.79 L
04/26 Sun 08:37 PM 6.47 H
04/27 Mon 02:25 AM 2.88 L

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In Short: Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, moderate winds, dry and warm, then unsettled.

 Posted by at 7:35 AM
Apr 252015
 

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Info from Bike Newport-

Proceeds from the event supports youth programs at the Newport Recreation Center. It allows children from low income households the opportunity to participate in a number of fantastic recreation programs.

Our race poster has the names of Ben Eder and Mike Bowers mingled in the artwork as Ben Eder was a student at Newport High who helped start this race with his teacher, Dave Campbell and Mike Bowers of Savory Cafe. Mike was a big supporter of this race by bringing pizza out to all the riders for the last 3 years. We honor both of these great local community members who have passed on.

Wilder Newport graciously allows the race to take place on their beautiful lands adjacent to Oregon Coast Community College. The Newport Chamber of Commerce and The Newport News Times are other large supporters of this event. Food for all racers is provided by Chowder Bowl, drinks provided by BigFoot Beverages, and beer garden is sponsored by Rogue, Big Foot Beverages, and Bier One. A taco truck will also be on site.

We offer a “Grommet” race for kids 8-12 years old to do a 2.5 mile timed loop on part of the race course. Kids must wear helmet and register to race in the Grommet division. We’ll also have free bike races for little one’s under 8 years old. Kids need a bike and a helmet. Free kids races will start between 11:30-12PM.

A fun event to race in and watch. Bring the kids and help support our local community. The Big Race starts Sunday, 10am.

 Posted by at 4:53 PM
Apr 252015
 

3:25pm- Firefighters are enroute to 402 NE Park on a report of a structure fire. Occupants are said to have evacuated.

3:28pm- Doesn’t sound serious. First engine on scene telling 2nd engine enroute that it can proceed Code 1 which would indicate nothing major.

3:29pm- The inbound engine has just been flagged off and is returning to quarters.

3:32pm- Determined to be a false alarm.

 Posted by at 3:28 PM
Apr 252015
 
The University of Washington softball media guide’s page on former Newport all-state pitcher Kristin Cochran. Read all about Cochran’s first year in major college softball, which already includes a no-hitter, on Sunday at SportsLincolnCounty.com.

The University of Washington softball media guide’s page on former Newport all-state pitcher Kristin Cochran. Read all about Cochran’s first year in major college softball, which already includes a no-hitter, on Sunday at SportsLincolnCounty.com.

This Sunday, SportsLincolnCounty.com will unveil a special weekly feature — “Sunday Special” — which will address various topics and document the achievements of past and present Lincoln County student-athletes. coaches, officials and other sports personalities.

This week, SLC.com reporter Mark Boster takes a look at former Newport star pitcher Kristin Cochran, who is already making a name for herself as a freshman at the University of Washington, a perennial national softball power in a conference that has won 24 NCAA championships in 32 years.

“Pitching in the Pac-12 is extremely difficult,” Cochran, a two-time all-state player, tells SLC.com. “Every hitter coming to bat is an all-American or really good and fast. You can’t take any pitch off.”

To read the story on Sunday or for complete information regarding county sports, go to SportsLincolnCounty.com, or click here:

 Posted by at 2:27 PM