Oregon Spring Break – Monday, March 26 – Friday, March 30
Washington Spring Break – Monday, April 2 – Friday, April 6
Weather Advisory – Friday, March 23
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM PDT SATURDAY…
* WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 2 to 6 inches, are expected. Accumulations will remain above 1500 feet during daylight hours and drop to 500 to 1000 feet overnight.
* WHERE…Coast Range of Northwest Oregon, Central Coast Range of Western Oregon, Northern Oregon Cascade Foothills and Cascade Foothills in Lane County above 500 feet.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Expect reduced visibilities at times.
* AFFECTED AREAS: CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON … COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON
…SNOW POSSIBLE TO SEA LEVEL LATE TONIGHT AND EARLY SATURDAY… Snow levels are expected to be around 1000 feet tonight. However, heavy precipitation rates may briefly bring the snow level to sea level on the coast and in the Willamette Valley. Road temperatures should remain warm enough to avoid becoming snow covered near sea level, but slushy accumulation is possible, mainly above 500 feet. In addition, light accumulation on grassy surfaces is possible even at sea level during the heaviest precipitation. Temperatures will warm as the sun rises tomorrow with snow levels rising above 1000 feet again by mid-morning Saturday.
Sunday the shower activity becomes more widely scattered with partly sunny skies again into Sunday and Monday, highs in the upper 40s, lows in the upper 30s, then, high pressure builds in but the models dispute drying conditions so there is a slight chance we could still see a shower or two Tuesday, otherwise, dryer and warmer, highs in the upper 50s, lows in the low 40s.
SPRING BREAK SATURATION PATROL MARCH 22-23, 2018
OSP is just as excited about Spring Break as you are, but our priority is that everyone arrives at their destinations safely. “We plan on adding extra patrols the Highways, from the California border to the Washington border,” advises Sergeant First Class Randall Hand of the Klamath Falls Patrol Office.
This enforcement effort is aimed at increasing highway safety by providing a high visibility law enforcement presence. Spring Break is the typical beginning of vacation travel in Oregon and across the United States. In addition to increased travel by passenger vehicles, US Highways are also heavily used by commercial motor vehicle traffic.
All travelers, anxious to get to their destinations, often exceed the speed limit, make bad passes, and may become fatigued by excessively long drives. In addition, late season inclement weather can exacerbate any travel related issues.
OSP Troopers will be particularly vigilant for those infractions dubbed the “Fatal Five.” Fatal Five violations are those related to speed, occupant safety, lane violations, impaired driving, and distracted driving.
SOLVE Beach Clean Up – Saturday, March 24
Join SOLVE and the Rockaway Lions Club for a beach cleanup from 10 AM – 1 PM! Check in at the Rockaway Beach Lion’s Club at 268 S. Anchor St. The Lions Club typically provides snacks, refreshments, and free hot dogs as a thank you to volunteers.
Hike Your Route!
Spring is a great time to walk the evacuation route and to familiarize yourself and family about your route out. If you have questions about getting supplies into our storage areas, contact NBNA Board member and Fire District Chief, Terry Bowman @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to community members who repaired the Section Line Stair case!!
Projects to Help With
If you have a future Eagle Scout, a youth group looking for a volunteer opportunity, or a senior in need of project… the NBNA has a few projects that could use some community hands – eradication of Scotch Broom, care of entryway, work on evacuation routes, improving beach access, etc… contact a Cheryl Bland @ email@example.com to get started.
2018 SPRING WHALE WATCH WEEK RUNS MARCH 24-31
Gray whales are migrating north past the Oregon coast and the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites visitors to share the excitement during Spring Whale Watch Week March 24-31. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed 10 a.m. — 1 p.m. each day at 24 sites along the coast, ready to help people spot the migrating marine mammals.
The Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay will be open 10 a.m. — 4 p.m. daily. Visitors to the center can enjoy interactive whale exhibits and take in the panoramic ocean views. Binoculars are provided. OPRD rangers will also be on hand to answer questions about the whales. A live stream of whale activity off of Depoe Bay returns this spring too; watch it on the Oregon State Parks YouTube channel. (https://www.youtube.com/user/OregonParks/)
Nedonna Beach Neighborhood Association
Online @ http://www.nedonnabeach.org/
Friends of Nedonna Marsh
Online @ friendsofnedonnamarsh.org