Thunderstorm in Long Beach This Morning

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 8:35am PDT
Thunderstorm in Long Beach, WA 07/12/2009

Thunderstorm in Long Beach, WA 07/12/2009

There is a Thunderstorm in Long Beach this morning. The loud booms woke me up early in the morning.

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. West southwest wind between 7 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Be sure to check my lightning forecast page: Lightning Probability Forecast Map – Pacific Northwest

Warrenton to Get a New Costco and Retail Center

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 3:02pm PDT
North Coast Retail Center - Warrenton, Or

North Coast Retail Center - Warrenton, Or

North Coast Retail Center

Work has begun on a new Costco site in Warrenton Oregon. The 75 acre site is located just across from Home Depot on Highway 101 and will share the same stop light. It will be called North Coast Retail Center. It will have a 154,000 sq. ft. Costco anchored center on 15.6 acres with co-anchor and out-parcel opportunities available. The current Costco store in Warrenton is one of the four smallest stores the company maintains.

There is a web site with and online brochure available for download:
http://northcoastretailcenter.com

Wa Coast to Get New Doppler Radar

Friday, May 15th, 2009 8:52am PDT
A National Weather Service WSR-88D Doppler Radar

A National Weather Service WSR-88D Doppler Radar

The Pacific Northwest has the Worst Coastal Weather Radar Coverage in the Lower 48 States:
Wesport, WA to get a Doppler Radar soon.

The coastal radar acquisition is receiving strong support from local cities and counties, environmental groups, local businesses and fishermen, the timber and wood-products industry, and newspaper editorial writers from throughout the region

President Obama’s 2010 budget request includes full funding for the coastal weather radar. If this passes Congress this year, the radar will become a reality. So let your Senator’s and Congressmen know you support it.
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Severe Weather Awareness Week 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 9:56am PDT
Thunderstorm at Florence, 2003

Thunderstorm at Florence, 2003

The week of May 3-9 is Severe Weather Awareness Week in the Pacific Northwest, including the states of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

This is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools, radio and television stations to review their spring and summer storm preparedness plans. It is especially important for new arrivals to the Pacific Northwest to become familiar with NOAA’s National Weather Service Watch and Warning definitions, and their safety procedures.

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Long Beach WA Snow Reports for 2009

Sunday, January 4th, 2009 4:14pm PDT

Sunday Jan 04, 2009 it is snowing again in Long Beach
It started snowing at 4:00 PM

We might get about an inch.

I welcome your snow reports from local Peninsula areas like Ocean Park, Seaview, Chinook, Ilwaco, etc. Just use the comment feature below to add your snow report. Be sure to include the location.

Long Beach WA Snow Reports for 2008

Friday, December 19th, 2008 10:13am PDT

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Saturday Dec 20, 2008 it snowed 3″ more in Long Beach
It started snowing at 9:00 AM, snowed all day with windy blowing snow until 4:30 PM. The 10 minute average wind speed was 20mph from the ESE. The total was 3″ more added to the 3″ from yesterday. At 4:30 PM, the snow turned to rain/snow/sleet mix with the winds increasing to 22mph from the ESE.

Friday Dec 19, 2008 it snowed 3″ in Long Beach
It snowed about 1″ between 3AM – 4AM, then snowed 2″ more between 7AM – 9AM, there was no snow on the ground yesterday.

I welcome your snow reports from local Peninsula areas like Ocean Park, Seaview, Chinook, Ilwaco, etc. Just use the comment feature below to add your snow report. Be sure to include the location and date.

High Wind Warnings – Be Alerted

Saturday, November 8th, 2008 10:33am PDT
High Wind Warning

High Wind Warning

Living at the Washington coast means you need to be aware of approaching winter storms.
High wind warnings are the most common weather warning for this area and are most likely to happen from November through February.

A high wind warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

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Daylight Savings Time Ends

Friday, October 31st, 2008 9:49pm PDT

Don’t forget for most of the country that Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend (Nov 2 2008)! Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour on Saturday Night before you go to bed!

On the first Sunday in November, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time.

More Info … http://aa.usno.navy.mil/faq/docs/daylight_time.php

Pacific County Tsunami Sirens Test

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 11:19am PDT
Tsunami Warning System Siren

Tsunami Warning System Siren

Pacific County to Test All Hazard Alert Broadcast Sirens October 15 and October 22, 2008 Oct 7, 2008 – Pacific County Emergency Management will be testing the All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) sirens on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at noon, and again on October 22, 2008 at noon.

The sirens will ring the Westminster Chimes for 90 seconds on October 15, and will sound the actual warning signal – a straight, non-warbling siren tone – for 90 seconds on October 22, 2008.
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Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 10:47am PDT
Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

Simulated Tsunami Events for Long Beach WA

The NOAA Center for Tsunami Research modeled tsunami inundation from a great Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake for the coastal communities of Long Beach and Ocean Shores, Washington. A high-resolution numerical model was used to estimate tsunami propagation and inundation along the outer coast of southwest Washington.

The tsunami source is based on prior work by Walsh et al., (2000) that simulates a great Mw 9.1 earthquake with an asperity off the coast of northern Washington. Details of this scenario and the model results are provided in Venturato et al., 2007. These animations depict wave propagation and inundation at each location.
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