Visit River Gallery during our Wild Women 2018 Exhibit. You can view various artist’s interpretations of this show’s theme, “HerStory”. Celebrate the spirit of womanhood at the River Gallery in Independence, OR!
Join us for the reception – Saturday, January 27th, 2018 from 6-9PM. There will be food, beverages, music and you can meet the artists! Everyone is welcome!
Summary: Mainly cloudy yesterday; rain and breezy evening and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/49F/22mph/0.28”
Depoe Bay: 63F/47F/27mph/0.23”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,600’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.19”
Forecast: Except for a few short breaks, we’re in for a wet week. Mixed skies with a chance of showers today, southerly winds gusting 25 mph and highs of 50-55F. A slight chance of rain tonight, low 45-50F. Rainy and breezy tomorrow, top temp near 60F. Outlook is for stormy conditions tomorrow night with sou’westers gusting to 50 mph and up to three quarters of an inch of rain, showers Thursday and Friday, rain Saturday and Sunday, showers on Monday. The mercury should hang around seasonal levels as highs come in about 50F and lows dip into the low-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light southeast winds. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, 30-35F, the snow level is at 4,500 feet, carry chains or traction tires. * Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are S 10-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with rough seas 12 feet at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through late tonight. A Gale Warning is in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning. A relative break in the winds today. A surface low moves north along 145W tomorrow to near Haida Gwaii by midnight. It will send a strong cold front across the area tomorrow likely producing strong gales into Thursday, with possible storm force winds mainly beyond 20 miles from shore Wednesday afternoon. The strong low will also generate very high seas around 30 feet late Wednesday night through Thursday. The active pattern continues with combined seas in the upper-teens to lower-20s through the weekend. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 8-12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/16 Tue 11:15 AM 9.02 H
01/16 Tue 6:16 PM -0.34 L
01/17 Wed 1:02 AM 7.30 H
01/17 Wed 5:59 AM 3.70 L
In Short: Showers, breezy, then wet and windy.
Traffic crash on Highway 101 in Lincoln City – The Roadhouse 101 at 4649 SW Highway 101.
Rear-ender accident involving a Cadillac. Major damage to the Cadillac.
Everybody is out of the vehicles, walking around. No serious injuries.
The crab season has been getting shorter and shorter due to the delay in crab “meating up.” But now fishermen claim they’re really getting squeezed because crab processors aren’t offering high enough prices for their catch. So the processors are idle and the crabbers are still stuck in port.
The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.
Bi-Monthly Cancer Support Group meets January 4th & January 18th (1st/3rd Thur.)
6-7:30PM, Lobby Area (Couches) Samaritan Center for Health Education 740 SW 9th Street Newport, OR 97365.
All welcome (Survivors & Receiving Treatment). Questions: Pam Spence (Facilitator) 541-264-0242
Report of the smell of natural gas in Newport at SE 2nd and Fogarty. Fire Department enroute to the scene to check it out.
Firefighters on scene say they don’t smell anything. One firefighter is checking out the nearby AmeriGas facility to see if anything’s wrong.