Friday, February 4, 2011

Changes in the works!

So...I have started a new webpage ( and this includes a blog ( I thank everyone for the interest in this and in the Facebook page, "Gordon's Tillamook Weather Center". If you don't follow that is a good source of information about road conditions as well as weather, while I post information about weather and roads and anything else important to safety, you too can do the same. This gets more eyes into more parts of the county and helps eveyone that may be traveling our roads. At any rate, the webpage will have the current daily forecast and I will use the blog to update you on happenings though this is all new and fluid so...look things over, let me know what you think in the guestbook or hit the email link and drop me a line.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

No shadow for Punxsutawney Phil today!

The winds died down last night so it only dropped down to 30 degrees this morning, right now it’s 32. We also get one more day of “nice” before a threat of rain returns. So, the offshore winds will continue to weaken today and tonight will be another chilly, near-freezing, night. Tomorrow becomes mostly cloudy by the afternoon with about a 30% chance of rain developing as a weak front passes to the north. Friday we’re looking at cloudy, still with a 30% chance of rain which increases to 50% Saturday as another disturbance moves across the area. Sunday the chance of rain begins to decrease and by Monday, high pressure builds back in giving us cool and dry thru about midweek. Highs 50-55, lows 40-45, cooling some next week.

For the record, there is a Winter Weather Warning for ALL of the northeast who are looking at another 14” of snow, so, the groundhog will NOT see his shadow today.

Happy Groundhog Day!


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Coldest night tonight with freezing temperatures expected!

That east wind is noticeable now, especially with the temperatures in the upper 30s which makes it feel like about 30 out there! The winds will continue today and tonight, high today near 50 and then the low tonight in the mid 20s to low 30s but with the wind the windchill will be in the teens. This is all compliments of a cold high pressure area that is sliding to out northeast but some of that cold air is blowing through the Gorge and into the valley then continuing over the Coast Range to the coast. Tomorrow the winds decrease so the temperatures start to moderate tomorrow night with the lows 30 to 35 then Thursday, we start out with some sun but then the clouds move in along with a threat of rain as the ridge weakens allowing a series of weak disturbances to ride over the top of the ridge into Friday and Saturday. As for the long range models, although there is some confusion in the models, they appear to suggest another cold east wind setting up the beginning of next week. Until then the highs run 50-55 with lows 45-50.