Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heading South

It's time for my trip down to a Men's Retreat in Oregon. This is the little camp, nestled in old growth forest, where we'll hang out for the weekend. No drumming, or anything like that. Just a Lakota sweat, for those who choose, and lots of down time.


The first year I went was 2010 (all photos are from that trip) and I found time to explore the Coquille River. Just explore. No Steelhead that trip. But reports out of Oregon recently have been good; the rivers have been fishable, and fish are being caught, after everything was blown out just a couple of weeks ago.


So I'll take my gear and hope for the best. But this is what I found when I checked the weekend weather for the area.


Friday: Rain, mainly after 10am. High near 54. Light wind becoming south southwest between 12 and 15 mph. Winds could gust as high as 22 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Friday Night: Showers. Low around 40. Southwest wind between 11 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday: Showers. High near 47. West wind between 11 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Saturday Night: Showers. Low around 37. West wind between 5 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.

Sunday Night: Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Washington's Birthday: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.



I also found this severe weather advisory for the coast.

Severe Weather
South Central Oregon Coast, OR
...STRONG STORM MAY BRING HIGH SURF TO THE COAST THIS WEEKEND... DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE NEAR BRITISH COLUMBIA FRIDAY WILL SEND A COLD FRONT THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SEAS WILL INCREASE OVER THE COASTAL WATERS FRIDAY NIGHT PEAKING AROUND 20 TO 25 FEET SATURDAY THEN GRADUALLY SUBSIDING SATURDAY NIGHT. SEAS THIS HIGH MAY CAUSE SIGNIFICANT BREAKERS IN EXCESS OF 25 FEET IN THE SURF ZONE DURING THIS TIME FRAME...ALONG WITH HIGHER THAN NORMAL RUN UP ON THE BEACHES. THOSE PLANNING TO VISIT THE COAST THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR HIGHER THAN NORMAL SURF CONDITIONS. BE SURE TO MONITOR THE LATEST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECASTS FOR ANY ADVISORIES OR WARNINGS.


Could be some spectacular ocean views. I won't be posting for a few days; but stay tuned.

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