Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Things calming this week!

Quite a bit of rainfall over the weekend, Timberline registered 9.51”, Lee’s Camp 5.7”, Tillamook 5.35, Oceanside 4.81 and Pacific City 3.78”. The rivers (except the Nestucca) all crested above flood stage which flooded the usual areas. The big headlines came from the slide with several big ones on Hwy 6 which is still closed and may open later today or tomorrow. Other Highways with problems in Tillamook County are: Hwy 22 near MP10.5 has a sinkhole restricting traffic through the area, and ODOT was working an active slide on Hwy 101 near Rockaway which was restricting traffic. The County Road Department has also been quite busy with the following roads still closed: Slab Creek Road MP3.5 - culvert collapse, Cape Lookout Rd near the trailhead – slide, Kilchis River Rd MP3.8 – slide. There are several areas that have restriction because of various issues, culverts, slides blocking on lane, etc. These road conditions are very dynamic and changing quickly. To see the latest conditions, go to the county website, www.co.tillamook.or.us and look at Road Conditions under Emergency Info. Don't forget about looking on, and posting on Gordon's Tillamook Weather Center if you have information about weather or raods to share!

So, the weather will not be as active the rest of the week. We have a weak upper level disturbance giving us light rain today then high pressure builds in tonight so tomorrow we will have mostly sunny conditions and Thursday we will see some sun again before a warm front will push it’s way across the top of the ridge to bring another chance of rain starting Thursday night into Friday. Another ridge of high pressure builds in over the weekend so cooler conditions but mostly dry. Temperature will continue to run near 50 for a high and lows down in the low to mid 40s.

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