4/8/19 Rain today, around 1/4″, SW winds 10-15mph, high 55F, showers with thunderstorms possible tonight, low 45F, a few showers likely tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: rain/showers Wed-Thu, mostly sunny Fri, chance of rain Sat, showers Sun, a bit cooler, high temperatures 50-55F, lows about 45F.
Surf Height…………..12 to 16 ft.
Weather………………Cloudy with rain. Highs 50 to 55.
Wind…………………Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
Tides (South Beach)…
High tide…8.3 ft at 02:41 AM PDT.
Low tide….0.0 ft at 09:08 AM PDT.
High tide…7.0 ft at 03:36 PM PDT.
Low tide….2.3 ft at 09:01 PM PDT.
Sunrise – 6:43 AM PDT. Sunset – 7:53 PM PDT.
The Flood Watch issued by the National Weather Service for most of Northwest Oregon including the Central Coast remains in effect through 5:00pm today. Periods of heavy rain continue through this afternoon. The additional rain today combined with the rain received the past two days will continue to support rises of local rivers and small streams. River flooding and localized small stream flooding will likely affect portions of the Central and South Willamette Valley through Monday.
2 to 5 inches of rain have already fallen in the past 24 hours in many areas. An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible for the Cascades through tonight with 0.25 to 0.5 inch for the lower elevations. Rivers of greatest concern include the Willamette between Harrisburg and Albany, the Marys in Benton County, the Luckiamute in Polk and Benton counties, and the Pudding in Clackamas and Marion counties. Note that Flood Warnings are already in effect for the Siuslaw River in Western Lane County, the Coast Fork of the Willamette River, the Mohawk River in Lane County, and the Long Tom River in Benton and Lane Counties.
Rising of small streams may result in minor flooding. A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts. You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. Landslides and debris flows are possible during this flood event. People, structures and roads located below steep slopes, in canyons and near the mouths of canyons may be at serious risk from rapidly moving landslides.
24-hour Regional Rainfall Totals:
Newport… 1.62” (3.82” since Thursday)
Eugene… 2.34” (new record, previous 1.29” in 1995)