4/6/19 Rain turning to showers today, up to 1/2″ precip, very windy, SSW gusts to 50mph, high 55F, heavy rain tonight-tomorrow, total of 2″ or better, S winds gusting 30-35mph, low 50F, high 55-60F. Outlook: rain Mon, chance of showers Tue, showers likely Wed, showers/clearing Thu-Fri, highs 55F, lows 45F.
Surf Height…………..21 to 26 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs around 55.
Wind…………………Southeast 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph, becoming south 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 50 mph.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…8.1 ft at 01:43 AM PDT.
Low tide….0.3 ft at 07:54 AM PDT.
High tide…7.4 ft at 02:11 PM PDT.
Low tide….1.3 ft at 07:56 PM PDT.
Sunrise – 6:46 AM PDT. Sunset – 7:50 PM PDT.
The High Surf Advisory issued for the Central Coast by the National Weather Service remains in effect from 9:00am today to 3:00am tomorrow. A large westerly swell will produce incoming waves around 20 feet, with breakers around 25 feet possible. The main threat for High Surf occurs this afternoon and evening, particularly during the high tide in the afternoon. However, sneaker waves will also be possible earlier this morning. The surf zone will be very hazardous due to strong currents and breaking waves. Very large waves may run-up much higher on the beaches than normal and could catch beachgoers by surprise. These powerful waves can sweep people off jetties and other exposed rocks and can easily move large logs and other beach debris. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
The latest Hydrologic Outlook from the National Weather Service shows minor flooding possible Sunday and Monday in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. We’ll see an unusually-wet April weekend, with heavy rain expected Saturday evening through Sunday night. Rainfall totals for the Coast, Coast Range, and Cascades could be 3 to 5 inches. Totals for the Willamette Valley and Southwest Washington Interior could be 1.5 to 3 inches, likely heaviest in the Central and Southern Willamette Valley. Snow levels will rise from about 4,000 feet Saturday to about 7,000 feet Sunday. Small stream and urban flooding is possible starting Sunday morning. Flooding along area rivers is possible Sunday night and Monday, although any flooding would likely be minor. Rivers of greatest concern include the Siuslaw and Mohawk in Lane County, the Marys in Benton County, and the Clackamas in Clackamas County. If conditions warrant, watches or warnings for specific areas or rivers will be issued. If you live in a flood-prone location, this is a good time to review your preparations and action plans should flooding develop next week.
Marine: A Gale Warning is in effect for Central Coast waters from 9:00am this morning until 9:00am tomorrow morning. South winds increasing to 25 to 35 knots with gusts up to 45 knots this morning and continuing through late afternoon. Wind will be decreasing late Saturday afternoon, but increase to 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 35 knots tonight. Seas around 15 feet early and then around 20 feet by late this morning. Seas gradually ease to around 15 feet late Saturday night.
Weekend Travel: Wet roads and breezy through tomorrow night in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range. For the Cascades, 4-10” of snow accumulation expected in the highway passes today-tonight, windy and rainy tomorrow, the snow level rising to 6,000’.