Gordon McCraw

Lt. Gordon McCraw

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A cold front continues to slowly advance into the region today and tonight.  This is bringing rain to the area which could be heavy at times as the front moves through.  Winds will become gusty but remain below Advisory level, gusting to around 30 in town, maybe to 40 at the beaches.  The rain turns to showers behind the front tonight and the snow level drops to around 2500-3000’.  The heavy rain does push the river levels up some but all remain well below even Action Stage.

Tomorrow some cold, unstable air drops into the region so look for more showers and the heavier showers could produce some small hail and there is a slight chance of thunderstorms as well.  This disturbance and colder air will also push the snow level down even more, down to around 1000-1500’, so, snow in the higher passes is possible once again, maybe dropping down as low as 500’ overnight Saturday into Sunday morning in the heavier showers, and again Sunday night into Monday morning.

As for next week, more unsettled weather with cloudy skies and periods of rain and rainshowers as several disturbances ride the westerly flow that will persist over the region.  The coldest nights will be Saturday and Sunday when the lows drop into the mid 30s here and into the upper 20s in the passes.  Highs remain up near 50 except Saturday and Sunday when the highs top off in the mid 40s.

Tillamook County Public Works

Please note that Curl Bridge on Curl Road off of Kilchis River Road will close for an additional two days, Monday 3/6/2017 and Tuesday 3/7/2017 from 8:00am to 5:30pm.  Thank you for your consideration.

Hazardous Waste Collection, Small Business-March 3rd, Residential-March 4th.

On Friday, March 3, 2017 the Tillamook County Solid Waste Department will hold a collection for Small Businesses Hazardous Waste (CEG: Conditionally Exempt Generators) at the County’s permanent facility located at the Tillamook Transfer Station, 1315 Ekloff Road, Tillamook.  This collection is available by appointment. Businesses should contact the Solid Waste Department (TCSW) for more information.

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, the Tillamook County Solid Waste Department will hold its regularly scheduled collection of Residential Household Hazardous Waste at the Tillamook Transfer Station, located at 1315 Ekloff Road in Tillamook.  Collection occurs between the hours of 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. This event is for residents only and businesses should contact the TCSW department or visit their website for business collection information.



Tillamook County’s Solid Waste Department sponsors this service, providing FREE Household Hazardous Waste Collection so that residents may safely dispose of items such as:

  • Paints and Stains
  • Pool and Spa Chemicals
  • Pesticides, Herbicides, Fertilizers, and Poisons
  • Motor Oil, Antifreeze, and other Automotive Fluids
  • Thinners and Solvents
  • Household Cleaners and Disinfectants
  • Batteries
  • Art and Hobby Chemicals
  • Aerosol Spray Products
  • Propane Tanks or Bottles
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs or CFLs, Fluorescent Tubes, Ballasts
  • Mercury Containing Items, such as Thermometers and Thermostats
  • Fire Extinguishers


This facility DOES NOT ACCEPT Ammunition, Explosives of any kind, Medical Waste, including Sharps/Medical Syringes, Prescription Medications.

For more information about this event or hazardous waste in general, please visit Tillamook County’s Solid Waste Administration website at www.co.tillamook.or.us/gov/solidwaste/hazardouswaste.htm or call 503-815-3975. 


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