Gordon McCraw

Lt. Gordon McCraw

Another chilly start this morning with the Tillamook Airport reporting a temperature of 29, and with the winds, a windchill of around 20. Astoria is a little warmer at 34. Tripcheck is reporting spotty ice on Hwy 6 and 26 again this morning and I would expect any of the protected areas that experienced frosty roads yesterday have it again this morning.

As for the forecast, not much change over yesterday, today will be another sunny, dry, cool and breezy day with highs near 48 this afternoon and the east winds gusting around 25 to 30 again making it feel like the upper 30s at times. Another clear night expected with the temperature again dropping to around 29 late night/early morning, the east winds not quite as strong overnight.

Tomorrow looks almost the same then Friday we start to see some clouds moving in as the high pressure ridge slides eastward ahead of an upper level trough of low pressure that will bring an increasing chance of rain Friday night with some light rain likely by early Saturday morning as a front moves through.

It appears more rain moves in Saturday night through early Sunday with another system moving through then another Sunday and yet another one on Monday into Tuesday. Highs over the weekend continue near 50, lows near 40.

Warming Center Open

With the frigid temperatures, CARE Tillamook is pleased to share that the Tillamook Warming Center will be open December 5th, and 6th. The center is located at the First Christian Church at 2203 4th Street in Tillamook. The open hours are from 8pm to 7am. Please post this opening and share with anyone you know that could benefit from a safe place to stay tonight.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION AND NEW HOURS.

OREGON COAST TRAIL PUBLIC MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN COOS BAY, TILLAMOOK AND PORTLAND

The public is invited to weigh in on the future of the Oregon Coast Trail at three upcoming open houses hosted by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD). Participants can drop in at any time during the meeting to learn more about plans to close trail gaps and make improvements to the trail that stretches along the entire coastline.

The same drop-in format will be presented at each open house, scheduled as follows:

Coos Bay: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Dec. 10, Coos Bay Public Library, 525 Anderson Avenue

Tillamook: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Port of Tillamook Bay – Officers’ Mess Hall, 4000 Blimp Boulevard

Portland: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, REI Downtown – Community Meeting Room, 1405 NW Johnson

A little less than half of the OCT is on sand; the trail also winds through forests, along scenic headlands and through 28 coastal cities. Some portions of the trail require hikers to walk along the shoulder of US Highway 101. In 2017, Oregon lawmakers tasked OPRD — in cooperation with the Oregon Department of Transportation and local governments — to identify steps and funding needed to address these gaps. These meetings are part of an ongoing public planning process.

For those who prefer to comment online, materials will be posted at oregoncoasttrailplanning.com on Dec. 14. Public comment is welcome through Jan. 31, via the website, or email comments directly to OPRD’s project manager, Robin Wilcox, robin.wilcox@oregon.gov.

Oregon Coast Trail Action Plan

oregoncoasttrailplanning.com

Developing the Oregon Coast Trail Action Plan and completing the Oregon Coast Trail

Services, programs and activities of OPRD are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); if accommodations are needed, please call 503-986-0743 at least 72 hours in advance of the meeting.

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