South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has issued a high wind watch which is in effect from Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening.
The first in a series of storms will begin to affect the south Washington and north Oregon coasts on Wednesday afternoon. South winds of 25-35 mph with gusts to 50 mph will begin to affect the coast by mid-afternoon. Winds will then increase to 30-40 mph with gusts to 70 mph in the evening. Winds will be strongest along the beaches and headlands. Winds will decrease around midnight tomorrow night.
The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency does not typically issue statements upon receipt of a high wind watch but given the recent storm believes that more information is better.Continue Reading ...
South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service, Portland Office notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency of a high wind warning effective until noon today for the headlands of the south Washington coast.A brief period of strong winds 30 to 40 mph, with gusts to 60 mph are expected ahead of a strong Pacific cold front. The winds are expected to decrease by noon once the cold front moves onshore.A high wind warning means that a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage and residents are encouraged to be personally prepared for exacerbating events such as possible power outages or tree fall.Continue Reading ...
The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland has cancelled the excessive heat warning for the areas of the coast and the Willapa Hills. An increase in onshore flow has caused temperatures to fall this morning to levels about 10 degrees cooler than Wednesday morning across most of the coast range. The enhanced marine influence will help hold temperatures down somewhat today, with high temperatures in the area expected to be generally in the 80s and lower 90s. While these temperatures are still above normal they represent a significant drop from the triple digit heat of the past couple days.
For the most up to date weather information from the NWS please visit http://www.weather.gov/portland. This page brings up all advisories, watches, and warnings for the southwest Washington area.Continue Reading ...
South Bend, Washington – A high surf advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) and is in effect until 10:00 a.m. Tuesday for the south Washington Coast. A strong Pacific storm will generate large seas and high winds through early Tuesday. Astronomical tides will be near their monthly maximum due to the new moon. Storm surge associated with the large developing offshore low pressure system will likely be in the one to three foot range tonight and Tuesday. Locally, heavy rain from the Willapa Hills will be channeling into Willapa Bay further raising the level in the bay.During the storm, large seas will make for dangerous beach conditions with waves pummeling the surf zone which will only be exacerbated by the prominence of the enhanced lunar tidal cycle.Continue Reading ...
South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Portland notified the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency this morning that a high surf warning is in effect until 4 pm PST Saturday.
Large swell generated by a storm in the Gulf of Alaska will build today and continue through Saturday, bringing dangerous surf conditions to the coast. The largest seas are expected to arrive this afternoon when 25 to 30 foot swell will begin to impact the coast. These waves will be very energetic as they move in the surf zone, pummeling the coast with large breakers as they move onshore. Heavy debris, such as logs, will be thrown around by the large waves making the surf zone especially hazardous.Continue Reading ...
The National Weather Service (NWS) excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 pm PDT Thursday. Today is expected to be another hot day with temperatures in the 105 to 110 degree range for the lowland. The coast range and cascades will also be hot with temperatures reaching 95 to 105 degrees. The weather will be less hot on Thursday, however, maximum temperatures will still be near 100 degrees.
The South Bend City Hall will be acting as a cooling station during this excessive heat. If you need to cool off you're welcome to stop by during business hours between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm. They also have cold drinking water available.
If you are aware of any other cooling station locations in the county, please contact Denise Rowlett, Deputy Director for the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency
PO Box 101, South Bend, WA 98586
360-875-9338 OfficeContinue Reading ...
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