Updated at 3:15pm
The High Wind Warning has expired and is no longer in effect, the event is over. This storm was predicted to be a ‘fast-mover’ and it was. Rain around a half inch accompanied the wind. Tuesday’s storm was quite similar to Monday’s with wind gusts of 50-60 mph. Below are the peak gusts* along the Central Coast.
Lincoln City: 65 mph
Depoe Bay: 46 mph
Newport (Airport): 49 mph
Newport (Yaquina Bay Bridge): 60 mph
Waldport: 59 mph
Yachats: 56 mph
*Wind gust speeds vary with location and the elevation of sensors (anemometers). For instance, Lincoln City’s is directly exposed to the highest winds, and the Yaquina Bay Bridge’s sensor is up at 160 feet.
The highest gust in our region was 87 mph at Mary’s Peak southeast of Newport, at an elevation of 4,137 feet.
The next issue is precipitation related. The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for the Central Coast, in effect until 7:00pm Tuesday evening. Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause ponding of water in communities, on highways, roads and streets, areas with poor drainage and in low lying spots. Do not attempt to travel across flooded roads. Find alternate routes. It takes only a few inches of swiftly flowing water to carry vehicles away.