And the Monday Morning Wrap-up looks something like this: Tillamook County saw anywhere from around 1” to around 4” of rain from this last atmospheric river event over the weekend. Yes, this did have an impact on area rivers. The Nehalem River rose to 13.31’ Sunday, which is just into Action Stage. The Wilson River is the one that gave us a scare, reaching 11.54’, basically Bankfull, well, 4.6” from reaching official Flood Stage. The Trask River did better, only reaching 14.64’, which is just below Action Stage, and the Nestucca River crest was 11.84’, no factor in the Flood Game this weekend.
The only other thing the area needs to be aware of are the astronomically high tides (or King Tides) this week which peak on Wednesday and Thursday. Today the higher tide is at 10:53am at 9.3’, then tomorrow at 11:32am at 9.53’. Wednesday at 12:14pm the high tide hits 9.68’ and on Thursday at 12:59pm it hits 9.69’, after that the higher tide goes down each day. The last few days there was about a 1’ anomaly on top of the forecasted high tides. This was the result of the storm, but the anomaly has decreased and is currently at less than 6”. At these high tide levels, you may see some minor Tidal Overflow in a couple of the normal spots, for a few hours around the high tide times. Just be careful and don’t hydroplane in these spots.
Now for some forecasted weather, or lack of it. We have high pressure building in that will bring us some drier, easterly winds over the next couple of days. We do see some mostly cloudy skies tonight, light easterly winds, lows dropping to near 38. If you are headed over the summits into the valley in the early morning hours, watch for patchy ice as the temperatures up there will dip to or near freezing.
Tomorrow looks partly sunny and dry again as the ridge holds, still the easterly winds 4-8, the high near 54, mostly cloudy again tomorrow night, easterly winds 5-10, lows near 41.
Wednesday, we see increasing clouds ahead of a weak front that will push in some light rain around early evening, near sunset. The winds will be southeasterly 4-8, highs near 54, still the light rain Wednesday night, the winds slowly easing, lows near 41. This system only looks to bring about ¼” of rain so nothing like the previous ones earlier this month.
We still have some clouds Thursday with a chance of light rain off and on, highs near 55, lows near 42, then by Friday the models show a large trough of low pressure in the Pacific while the Western U.S. has a ridge of high pressure so it looks like there is a decreasing chance of any remaining light patchy rain Friday, with mostly cloudy but dry conditions expected for Friday night, highs near 57, lows near 41.
It looks like we see the trough slowly pushing towards the coast over the weekend which would bring back a slight chance of rain Saturday with a better chance of rain Monday, highs near 56, lows near 40.
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