Good afternoon Lincoln County Community Members,
We are passing along a few updates from the National Weather Service (NWS) we received today. As we go into this next weather pattern we will only forward updates that are significant or upgrades to flood watches/warnings, etc. As we saw with last week the NWS upgraded, downgraded, cancelled based on the conditions for that day.
Lastly, wishing you a wonderful new year and you will see some new outreach events coming to Lincoln County in February…we are completely revamping our Cascadia and tsunami outreach presentations to be more like the wildfire readiness ones we hosted May-June of 2021.
2 NWS Updates Released Today:
- New event. Coastal Flood Advisory from 1/2/2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST for Lincoln County, OR. More information.
- SPSPQR from 12/31/2021 9:06 AM to 1/1/2022 4:00 PM PST for Lincoln County, OR: STORMY START TO THE NEW YEAR. More information. SPSPQR = Special Weather Statement
Coastal Flood Advisory:
COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 2 PM PST
* WHAT…Tidal overflow flooding expected.
* WHERE…In Washington, South Washington Coast. In Oregon, North Oregon Coast and Central Oregon Coast.
* WHEN…From 10 AM to 2 PM PST Sunday.
* IMPACTS…Minor flooding, up to 1 foot above ground level, during high tides is expected in the low lying areas near bays, sloughs, and the lower reaches of the coastal rivers.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…
– The Sunday afternoon high tide at Toke Point is forecast to peak near 12.5 feet around noon.
– The Sunday afternoon high tide at Tongue Point in Astoria is forecast to peak near 11.5 feet around noon.
– The Sunday afternoon high tide at Garibaldi is forecast to peak near 11 ft around noon.
– The Sunday afternoon high tide at South Beach is forecast to peak near 11.5 ft around 11 am.
A Coastal Flood Advisory means that tidal overflow flooding is expected. Coastal residents in the warned area should be alert for rising water, and take appropriate action to protect life and property.
Special Weather Statement:
STORMY START TO THE NEW YEAR…
Will see a return to more active weather later this weekend. Strong westerly flow over the Pacific will bring rather wet and breezy fronts to the region, with the first one arriving on Sunday, followed by others through next week.
Southerly winds will increase on Sunday, with gusts of 25 to 40 mph at times Sunday into Sunday night. Another front arriving later Wednesday will bring another round of gusty south winds.
Rain may be heavy at times on Sunday into Sunday night, and again at times through next week. Rivers will be on the rise once again next week. At this time, there is moderate potential for some
rivers to reach flood stage next week. While details are still uncertain, those along rivers will need to keep an ear open for changes to forecasts and river levels through next week.
- Current Conditions (Alerts and Warnings)
- Find a warming shelter by calling 211
Virginia “Jenny” Demaris
County Emergency Manager
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Division
Office Phone: 541-265-4199
Lincoln County Call Center: 541-265-0621
Lincoln Alerts: www.co.lincoln.or.us/alerts
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