WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

 

 

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The calm before the next storm…

Depoe Bay this morning...awaiting the next pulse of high winds and sea spray! Eva Harmon photo Click photo to enlarge

Depoe Bay this morning…awaiting the next pulse of high winds and sea spray!
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It’s rather eerie outside as the winds are a bit more subdued from earlier this morning. Eva Harmon snapped this shot at Depoe Bay, showing that wind or no wind, these waves have been whipped up and are being blown about in a chaotic mess…merging violently in the bay.

Winds are supposed to begin cranking back up in the one o’clock hour and really take off from about 2pm through midnight. So we’re in for a 10 hour non-stop blow and rumble. Rain could be torrential at times. So watch for flash flooding.

Public works crews all over the county have been busy the last 24 hours clearing storm drains. The amount of rainfall could be enough to re-clog some of them. Keep in mind that the crews can only clear so many at a time. They may not be able to keep up. Sometimes a drain can momentarily clog, backing up water that creates a rapidly rising lake behind it – even threatening to rise and lap inside a house or garage. If it’s safe, grab a rake or shovel and clear the drain. The carpet and household items you save could be your own.

As always, let 9-1-1 know.

Brown Pelican, weathering the storm at Seal Rock. Brian Lundgren photo

Brown Pelican, weathering the storm at Seal Rock.
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Brian Lundgren was out at Seal Rock State Park this morning. This Brown Pelican found a spot out of the wind, using a big rock wall as a wind break. Isn’t it amazing how Mother Nature exquisitely camouflages her children!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull's pals waiting for better weather to take off for home.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull’s pals waiting for better weather to take off for home.
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And wouldn’t ya know it, that Jonathon Livingston’s Seagull’s buddies would fly in on a Friday night for a “Summer’s End” soiree only to find out that they landed in the middle of an unseasonably strong set of storm tracks…armed with moisture from a recently died western Pacific typhoon! Yep, that wet stuff travels a lot faster than tsunami debris! So there they sit at the end of 2nd Street at the Yachats International Airport, waiting for clearance to take off for sunny points south!

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