National Weather Service Portland OR
556 AM PDT Sat May 29 2021
…THE WEATHER IS GETTING WARMER BUT THE WATER IS STILL COLD…
Many consider Memorial Day weekend the unofficial start of
summer, and it appears the weather is falling in line.
Afternoon temperatures today will be some 5 to 15 degrees warmer
than Friday’s high temperatures, likely reaching the lower 80s for
some of our warmer inland valleys. The warming trend will
continue through Memorial Day, with the first 90 degree readings
of the year possible inland by Tuesday.
With the weather getting warmer during this holiday weekend,
people will undoubtedly flock to area beaches, rivers, and lakes
for a weekend getaway. For those considering water activities, it
is important to remember that water temperatures are still
Whether it be rivers, lakes, or the ocean, water temperatures this
weekend are generally in the upper 40s to mid 50s. This is easily
cold enough to cause cold water shock or hypothermia, either of
which can become deadly within minutes.
Before jumping in the water, be sure you know what it takes to do
so safely. Cold water hazard and safety information can be found
online at weather.gov/safety/coldwater.
The Astoria Police Department is reminding drivers about the benefits of wearing their seatbelt. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort is underway. During the Click It or Ticket enforcement effort the officers of the Astoria Police Department will be looking for and stopping vehicles whose drivers or passengers are not wearing their seatbelt. As part of these traffic stops, our officers will be working to educate drivers and passengers that buckling up is the simplest thing they can do to limit injuries or even save lives during a crash.
With Memorial Day weekend, Astoria will see increasing traffic into the summer months. The Astoria Police Department is asking for your help by always driving safely and wearing your seatbelt. We want buckling up to become automatic for all drivers and passengers. It’s not only a safe thing to do but it’s also the law.
If you would like more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.
As of 1:00 PM Wednesday Astoria Emergency Communications non-emergency lines and the City of Astoria phone system is back up and running.
The City of Astoria phone system is down as of 12:30 PM Wednesday. This is also affecting the non-emergency communications lines for Astoria Emergency Communications Center. A technician is on site troubleshooting and the lines are expected to be back up no later than 1:00 PM. If you have an emergency 911 lines are operational.