Gordon McCraw

Lt. Gordon McCraw

We had a weak disturbance move through earlier this morning that gave us some light precipitation. 

Now the marine layer should burn back giving us a mostly sunny afternoon with an afternoon high temperature of around 65.  The clouds will move back in tonight, the lows stay in the low 50s.

For Independence Day, a cloudy morning to start, then it burns back to leave a mostly sunny afternoon, the high near 67.  Unfortunately, the marine clouds return tomorrow night as the winds die down, the low near 53. 

A trough of low pressure drops down Friday and enhances the onshore flow, thickening the clouds that likely brings some patchy morning drizzle again in spots Friday night into Saturday morning and again Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Weak high pressure slowly builds into the middle of next week, bringing improving conditions with the highs climbing into the 70s by Tuesday and Wednesday.

Independence Day Safety and 911 Calls

Tomorrow is a day to celebrate the independence of the United States.  It is a Federal Holiday and is known for being a time that folks can get together and have a BBQ or picnics or just to get together with friends.  Independence Day celebrations also often includes fireworks, both public shows and personal use ones.  With regards to personal fireworks, there are some safety concerns.  The two big ones are injury and fires.  Fortunately, we have had some rain recently, so the fire dangers are not as great as they were last year this time.

This also brings to mind another issue that surfaces this time of year, the reporting of fireworks concerns to 911.  The 911 District experiences a large number of fireworks related calls during this period.  They ask that you not call 9-1-1 for fireworks complaints, unless there is an active threat, injury, or a fire starting.  Instead, call the non-emergency number of (503) 815-1911 which will leave the 9-1-1 line open for emergencies.  Remember also that because of the volume of calls, and manpower levels, the officer’s response times can be affected.

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