12/17/18 Heavy rain/extremely windy today-tomorrow, total precip 3-6″, S winds gusting 35mph this afternoon, up to 80mph overnight, easing a bit by morning, highs 55F, low 45F. Outlook: rain Wed-Thu, chance of showers with sunbreaks Fri-Sat, rain Sun, cooler, highs 50F, lows near 40F.
A High Surf Warning is in effect through 6:00am tomorrow.
Surf Height……………20 to 25 ft early today, then 25 to 30 ft this afternoon, and 30 to 40 ft tonight.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy with rain. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………South 15 to 20 kt. Later in afternoon, becoming south 30 to 35 kt with gusts to 45 kt. Gusts 60 to 70 kt tonight.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….2.5 ft at 12:55 AM PST.
High tide…8.0 ft at 07:44 AM PST.
Low tide….2.3 ft at 02:22 PM PST.
High tide…6.0 ft at 08:20 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:50 AM PST. Sunset – 4:35 PM PST.
Marine: A Gale Warning early today, then a Storm Warning is in effect from late this afternoon through 10:00am tomorrow morning. S winds 35-45 knots gusting 50-55 knots, combined extremely rough seas 25-30 feet at 16 seconds.
A High Wind Warning is in effect for the Central Coast from noon today through noon tomorrow. South wind 30 to 45 mph with gusts 70 mph for coastal communities such as Lincoln City, Newport, Yachats and Florence. South wind 40 to 55 mph with gusts up to 80 mph on beaches and headlands. Peak winds 6:00pm tonight until 6:00am tomorrow. Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.
A Flood Watch is now in effect for the Central Coast from late tonight through Wednesday afternoon. Periods of heavy rain will result in sharp rises on many rivers and creeks across Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington, and minor flooding is possible. Rainfall totals of 3 to 6 inches are expected for the Coast, Willapa Hills, Coast Range, Cascades, and Cascade foothills. Meanwhile, 1.5 to 2.5 inches of rain are expected across the inland valleys. Rivers of particular concern include the Grays River in Wahkiakum County, the Wilson River in Tillamook County, the Siletz River in Lincoln County, the Upper Tualatin River in Washington County, the Clackamas River in Clackamas County, and Johnson Creek in Multnomah and Clackamas counties.