GORDON’S UPDATE: Weather 8/29/22

By Gordon McCraw, Meteorologist for the Tillamook County Pioneer
Monday, August 29, 2022

In comes another strengthening ridge of high pressure that will give us warmer temperatures for a couple of days, today being the first. Fortunately, again, the coastal communities enjoy the onshore flow that pushes in the cooler marine air that mitigates the high temperatures that the valley folks will see. So, tonight we see partly cloudy skies with the winds becoming calm, lows near 53.

As I mentioned above, tomorrow looks to be the warmer of the days under sunny skies, winds becoming northwesterly 5-10, highs near 76 here. Over in the valley area the highs will climb into the upper 90s once more. With partly cloudy skies and calm winds here, tomorrow night’s low near 56.

Things start to cool down some Wednesday as the ridge shifts east some and the onshore flow pushes in more marine clouds, so we see some patchy morning fog then a partly sunny afternoon, winds becoming westerly 4-8, highs only up to near 70, in pours the marine clouds Wednesday night, light winds, lows near 53. I guess I should mention the valley will still be seeing high temperatures in the low 90s.

Thursday looks to be a close repeat with patchy morning fog and clouds and a partly sunny afternoon, highs near 71, back comes the clouds and patchy fog Thursday night, lows near 56.

The models show a couple of different outcomes for the weekend. One set keeps the ridge close to the area and so the weather would change little. A couple of the others bring a disturbance across Washington and northern Oregon that would cool things down some and bring a slight chance of showers to the Washington/Oregon border area.

The Tillamook forecast for the holiday weekend ends up being this – Friday looks mostly cloudy and 69 with lows near 55. Saturday and Sunday look to return to mostly sunny skies with highs near 71, partly cloudy nights, lows near 56.