Storm #4 Arrives

December 27, 2005

I’m surprised by the strength of the south winds arriving at Coos Bay this evening.  North Bend is gusting near 60…pretty rare for that spot.  They should spread quickly up the coast in the next few hours.  The actual low pressure center is far enough offshore that damaging winds (50+ mph gusts) are very unlikely inland.

A brief break the next couple of days and then another 2-3 waves move through Friday-Sunday.  We’ll watch each of these carefully for any signs of strong development or a track close enough to the coastline to bring high winds into the interior.

For you arctic air freaks (I mean that in an endearing way), still no sign in ANY long range model of cold air moving into the Northwest.  Looks like early January will see normal or slightly above normal temps.  Sorry kiddies…Mark