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Wet, Windy & Wild

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A cold front is just off shore this morning and will be making its way inland today, as it goes it will be bringing moderate to heavy rain at times as well as strong winds. Several watches and warnings are in effect, including a high wind warning for the ridges and further east of the Cascades, a flood warning for the Coquille River at Coquille and at Myrtle Pointe and may cause flooding on Highway 42 and agricultural land. Flooding is likely for streams, creeks and rivers in Curry county and west Josephine county. Remember the National Weather Service slogan, if you see flooding, Turn Around Don’t Drown! You don’t know how deep the water is and you can get stuck quickly.

Wind gusts yesterday were hurricane force with 103 mph wind gust reported at Squaw Peak. While we’ll be windy again today, we won’t be AS windy as yesterday but strong winds are possible across the area today with the strongest winds again at the coast and ridges and east of the Cascades. As the cold front moves through we’ll see the winds start to calm a bit on the west side this afternoon, but due to the timing the east side will see strong winds all day. Check road conditions (under weather links) before heading out over the next several days, we’ll be switching from windy and wet to icy and foggy! ODOT reports so far this morning:

High water on I-5 at the intersection of Coos Bay and Roseburg ORE 42.

Numerous trees down on ORE 225 just south of west Carpenterville.

Landslide at US 101, 8 miles south of Gold Beach.

Reports from yesterday day:

Brookings received 0.56″ of rain in 10 minutes, Roseburg had record rainfall of 1.73″, seas peaked at 22-30 feet, and a hurricane force wind warning was in effect for a time yesterday in the Pacific!

I update my Facebook and Twitter with weather and road conditions so be sure to follow me for more information. Drive safely over the next several days and stay dry!

Meteorologist Megan Parry