Lincoln City: Three car bang up on 101 between DMV and Lighthouse Square.

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May 172015
 

10:10am – Three car accident on 101 between DMV and Lighthouse Square. Non-blocking. One person complaining of back pain.

10:55am – Wreck clear. Traffic back to normal.

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Weather or Not: A Real Wringer

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May 172015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, May 17th – Lincoln County

Summary: Yesterday we were able to wring out a really respectable amount of sunshine after a drizzly morning and less than optimistic forecast. Rainfall totals averaged under a tenth of an inch and the breeze was light all day. Sunbreaks developed by lunchtime and grew in both size and duration for the remainder of the afternoon. High temperatures came in close to predictions at 55F. The mixture of clouds and clearing fashioned an impressionist sunset palette, after which the evening sky was ablaze with a bevy of planets and brilliant starshine. The marine cloud layer returned about 4:00am but was showing signs of breaking up shortly after daybreak.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/49F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 54F/44F/0.06”
Newport: 55F/41F/0.05”
Waldport: 56F/46F/0.04”
Yachats: 55F/48F/0.08”

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Forecast: The guessing game continues today with the discombobulated atmosphere keeping meteorologists on their toes WON SUN-CLOUDSand computers spitting out a broad range of predictions. We’re going to go with partly to mostly sunny for today, highs near 60F and some northwest wind developing this afternoon. The marine clouds will probably return late tonight and early tomorrow, but should burn off to some degree later in the day; high 60F and northwest winds 10-15 mph. Outlook is for the unsettled weather pattern to persist until late in the week with clouds and clearing, showers feasible at times and seasonal temperatures.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting partly to mostly sunny and a high near 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, light west wind, temps around 70F. For the Cascades, it’s foggy in spots with damp pavement in the passes this morning, temperatures are 35-40F; a chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is at 7,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry highways this evening at all elevations with the snow level around 8,000 feet in the Cascades.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 19”; a loss of 1” since yesterday; an overall loss of 6” in the past seven days; 86” less than this date last year; 91% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).

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Marine: It’s fairly benign this morning with light N winds 10 knots and seas 5 feet at 15 seconds; those conditions WON MARINE WXare also the forecast through noon today. This afternoon and tonight, the breeze rises to N 10-15 gusting 20, but eases to 10 knots after midnight, with seas 5 feet at 13 seconds. Look for northerlies tomorrow 10 knots gusting 15 and 6 foot swells. Outlook is for NW winds 5-10 knots Tuesday through Thursday with 5 foot swells. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Sun and clouds, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
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* Tides
05/17 Sun 06:28 AM -1.54 L
05/17 Sun 12:58 PM 7.47 H
05/17 Sun 06:22 PM 1.59 L
05/18 Mon 12:36 AM 9.35 H

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In Short: Some clearing, moderate winds, then continued unsettled.

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Seals-on-Alsea Glen Weaver

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May 162015
 

Typical seal perch on big sand bar in middle of Alsea Bay near the jaws.

Typical seal perch on big sand bar in middle of Alsea Bay near the jaws.

Glen packs a big zoom in his camera - Seals seem to know he's there!

Glen packs a big zoom in his camera – Seals seem to know he’s there anyway!

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May 162015
 

Chris Burns Weather

Saturday, May 16th – Lincoln County

Summary: If drizzle falls long enough, it starts to add up. Precipitation totals of about a tenth of an inch have been recorded since yesterday morning with Yachats receiving the most and Newport the least. Cooler temperatures reigned, too, as even Lincoln City couldn’t quite make 60F. There wasn’t much wind at all, just a few light puffs from the northwest. A couple of fleeting sunbreaks peppered the overcast, but there was hardly time to reach for your shades. The cloud cover veiled the sky throughout the evening, overnight and into daybreak with no wind and intermittent drizzle.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/55F/0.14”
Depoe Bay: 53F/50F/0.07”
Newport: 54F/50F/0.05”
Waldport: 55F/51F/0.09”
Yachats: 55F/51F/0.19”

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Forecast: In the words of the National Weather Service, “Either Mother Nature has taken vacation or we are now paying the bill for a pleasant Spring. A pattern change is not likely next week, at least until maybe Friday.” So, we’re apparently facing WON SHOWERSthe charges we accumulated (with interest) for the sunshine and warm temperatures of Winter and early Spring. Mostly cloudy skies are expected today with drizzle and scattered showers, light winds and a high of 55-60F. There’s a slight chance of showers tonight, low of 45-50F. It could be a little brighter tomorrow as the Sun makes some headway against the clouds and the thermometer rises to around 60F. Outlook is for mainly overcast skies with a slight chance of showers and drizzle for the entire workweek ahead. Temperatures remain seasonal between 50F and 60F.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, drizzle, then a chance of showers with 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting drizzle, scattered showers and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for isolated showers, light west wind, temps around 60F. For the Cascades, it’s foggy with wet pavement in the passes this morning, temperatures are 35-40F; scattered showers, the snow level is at 6,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is possible damp pavement tonight, then drying tomorrow at all elevations with the snow level around 7,000 feet in the Cascades.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 20”; a loss of 1” since yesterday; an overall loss of 7” in the past seven days; 89” less than this date last year; 92% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack). NOTE: An in-depth report on Oregon’s record-low snow pack, including the area-wide outlook for Summer, is available for download from the Natural Resources Conservation Service here.

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Marine: Seas are 4-5 feet at 7 seconds this morning with light N winds 5-10 knots. Halibut hunters should have a WON MARINE WXpretty good day weather-wise with seas and breeze remaining below advisory criteria. Northerlies 5-15 knots are on tap today, swells 5-6 feet at 9 seconds and some patchy fog and drizzle in the morning. Tonight and tomorrow, NW winds 5-10 knots with long period swells 6 feet at 15 seconds. Outlook is for little change all week as the breeze remains light NW 5-15 knots and swells stay down around 5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, some drizzle, surf 5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
05/16 Sat 11:59 AM 7.12 H
05/16 Sat 05:27 PM 1.40 L
05/16 Sat 11:40 PM 9.34 H
05/17 Sun 06:24 AM -1.54 L

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In Short: Drizzle, mostly cloudy, light winds, then continued unsettled.

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