Gordon McCraw

Lt. Gordon McCraw

I had meetings this this morning so a little late getting this out.  I will admit also that I looked back down at my old stomping grounds in southeast Louisiana where this morning they received about 8” of rain which is causing some major flooding. 

This is related to a tropical system just south of the Florida panhandle that is expected to move westward over the next couple days as it intensifies to a Tropical Storm then a Hurricane before making landfall in western Louisiana or eastern Texas.  The storm surge, sort of like a tsunami surge, is expected to back up the Mississippi River which could cause levee topping south of New Orleans, a rare event.  Add in the 100% humidity and the afternoon 90+ degree days, no, I am happy to be here and serve the citizens of Tillamook County!

Speaking of Tillamook County, we have an upper level low pressure area moving northeastward into Vancouver Island with a weak front trying to push through the area that is bringing light rain and rainshowers to the region.  Once the front passes we can expect some scattered showers to persist.  So far, the area has seen between just over ½” to just over 3/4” of rain.

The shower activity will diminish this evening with only a slight chance of any light precipitation remaining.  We could also see some patchy morning fog by early tomorrow morning along with some marine stratus.  After this a trough of low pressure sets up off the coast, remaining through the weekend which gives us the usual night and early morning clouds that burn back each afternoon.

The longer range models still show some weak disturbances moving through that give us a slight chance of showers Sunday and again on Monday.  High for the period continue 65-70, lows 55-59.

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