Tillamook Area Forecast
January 16, 2019
Say goodbye to the sun for a while as now we transition back to an active weather period. We have a weak warm front moving up the coast today that will bring us some spotty rain. The associated cold front will push in more rain this afternoon from the southwest and persist through tonight, turning to scattered showers behind the front around midnight tonight.
There is also a low-pressure area well offshore that will move northeastward towards Vancouver Island tonight into tomorrow that will push, another front into the area tomorrow morning and afternoon. This will also give us a shot of gusty winds as the front passes through, with gusts at the beaches to 55-60. There is already a Gale Warning issued for the coastal waters from 4pm today thru 10pm tomorrow.
Another issue caused by all the weather offshore is the building seas, reaching 20-25’ late tomorrow afternoon and evening. This has a good potential to push high surf conditions onto the beaches, making it dangerous to beachgoers once again. Even if the National Weather Service does not issue any Advisories, I will again say that sneaker waves make conditions hazardous on the beaches once again, especially during high tide periods where there is little beach to begin with.
Another concern appears to develop around Friday night in the form of an atmospheric river bringing some decent rain for someone. The models are pretty much in agreement that the hose will be pointed towards northern California/southern Oregon for this one. By Sunday the rain core should have shifted northward, weakened, and become more showery.
Monday is MLK Day and we will likely be under the influence of a ridge of high pressure, but we still have a good chance of some weak disturbances riding over the ridge bringing a chance of light showers to the region Monday into Tuesday.
Highs continue in the 50s, lows stay in the 40s.