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Highway 126 East Of Florence Now Open
The Oregon Department of Transportation reports that Highway 126, the Florence-Eugene Highway, is now open at Cushman, approximately three miles east of Florence. High water has receded from the road and no restrictions are in place as of 5am on Friday, December 11th, 2015.
Update: Crews Restored Power In Coos Bay
Pacific Power reports that power has been restored to all customers in Coos Bay. Approximately 147 customers were without power early Friday, December 11th. That number was down from 1,525 overnight. The cause of the outage was due to heavy winds.
NWS: SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NWS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 1145 am PST for south central Coos…central Curry and west central Josephine counties… At 1128 am PST…trained weather spotters reported a severe thunderstorm producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located over Agness…or 23 miles southeast of [...]
Update –Over 570 Residents Without Power In Coos Bay
Pacific Power reports that there now are approximately 570 customers without power as of 6:55am on Thursday, December 10th; that number is down from 828 earlier in the morning. The estimated time of full restoration is unknown at this time. The cause of the outage is due to the heavy winds overnight. Pacific Power crews [...]
High Surf Warning For Coos County
The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning in effect from Thursday, December 10th at 2am until Saturday, December 12th at 2am. West swells will become very high late Wednesday night and build to a peak of 25 to 30 feet on Thursday afternoon. Waves will then remain nearly as high through Friday [...]
Flood Watch For Coast Starts December 10th
A Coastal Flood Watch is in effect from Thursday morning, December 10th, through Friday morning, December 11th. The National Weather Service advises that higher than normal wave action, combined with winds and heavy west swells will lead to tidal levels 1 to 2 feet above normal. West swells of 26 to 29 feet are expected with [...]
High Wind Warning Starts December 8th At 4pm
The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning in effect from Tuesday, December 8th at 4pm, through Wednesday, December 9th at 7am. Winds from the south are forecasted to increase to 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 60 mph in the afternoon and into the night. Locations include Bandon, Port Orford, [...]
High Wind Warning Until 1pm December 7th
The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning, in effect until 1pm on Monday, December 7th. Winds from the south increasing to 25 to 40 mph, with gusts up to 65 mph. Winds will begin to diminish by the afternoon. Locations include Gold Beach, Port Orford, Bandon, Cape Arago and Cape Blanco.
Be On Alert For Landslides On Coast
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries reports that “rainfall is a common landslide trigger. Bill Burns, engineering geologist at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) says “Landslides and debris flows are possible during this weather, so it’s important to be aware of the potential hazard.” Debris flows are rapidly moving, [...]
HIGH SURF WARNING
The National Weather Service in Medford has issued a high surf warning…which is in effect from 1 am to 4 PM PST Thursday. * Waves and surf…heavy south to southwest seas will produce breakers of 25 to 30 feet along south facing shorelines. West to northwest facing shorelines can expect 20 to 25 foot breakers. * Timing…seas [...]