Gordon Update – 12/7/21 – Weather and COVID-19 Update – Tillamook County Pioneer
By Gordon McCraw, Tillamook County Emergency Management
Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 9:00 a.m. (A day that will live in infamy, Pearl Harbor Day!)
A cloudy, foggy, misty morning as the warmer moist air moves over the cooler surface air which moves moisture away. This will continue even with a brief period or two of light, patchy rain. Winds will become southerly 5 to 10 today, afternoon high near 55. Partly drizzle and drizzle will return overnight, but we also have another weak cold front approaching which pushes over rain after midnight with winds becoming southwest 8 to 12 gusting to 25, low near 42 this evening.
Another stronger cold front arrives tomorrow bringing some showers and lowering snow levels to around 2500′-3000 ‘. There is also a risk of thunderstorms later tomorrow morning and during the showers the snow level could fall low enough that we could see a rain / snow mix in the passes. Winds tomorrow becoming northwest 10 to 15 gusting to 30, the maximum near 50. The threat of a thunderstorm continues until later tomorrow night, but the threat of showers remains until Friday, highs near 48, lows near 40.
The next strong weather system will give us a big potential impact starting on Friday. We will see rain approaching later on Friday evening with increasing gusty winds. On Saturday it could be heavy rain at times and the winds are strengthening, becoming even stronger with a possible wind warning, particularly on the coast and possibly inland as well. It could also bring snow levels down to or near the pass levels late Saturday through Sunday morning. A few models slow the front down as it moves through the area, which could cause hydrological issues, which are low now. At this point, it’s just something to watch. Ultimately it will be a rainy weekend with lows falling in the mid to upper 30s on Saturday night and highs only in the upper 40s on Sunday and Monday. It looks like the snow level will increase by Monday to almost 3000 ‘. This means the higher mountains in the Coast Range will see snow accumulating and the Cascades will see warning level snow.
Community call COVID update
The number of cases of the weekend (12 / 3-12 / 5) – 18
7 Day Case County (11/28/12/4) – 35
14 Day Case County (11 / 21-12 / 4) – 63
November total – 168
December to date – 27
Total number of Tillamooks – 2,198
Deaths – 46 (37 unvaccinated, 1 no record, 8 fully vaccinated)
Hospitalizations to date – 101
Positivity rate – 7.0% (28 / 11-12 / 4, last report was 7.7%)
Outbreaks – 2 confirmed, 11 under investigation for a total of 13 under investigation
Breakthrough date – statewide (11/21/27) 71.3% unvaccinated, 28.7 breakthrough
COVID-19 tests remain available at our health center at our 8th Street Acute Care Clinic. Hours this week: Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required, please call: 503-842-3900.
The COVID-19 test is also available at: Adventist Health Urgent Care – Tillamook & Rinehart Clinic
Tillamook County Community Health Center Walk-In Vaccination Clinic at the Exhibition Center – Convention Center
a. For the month of December: Tuesday / Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in walk-in only. Closed for holidays: from Wed. 12/22 to Fri. 12/24/21.
b. COVID-19 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses, plus flu and pneumonia vaccines all available.
vs. Special event: Friday December 10, 2nd pop-up vaccination clinic at Nestucca K-8 school from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. COVID-19 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses, plus flu and pneumonia vaccines all available.
D. Special event: Saturday, December 11, COVID-19 shots and flu shots at the Tillamook Air Museum Holiday Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(2) Adventist health:
Tillamook @ Office of Occupational Medicine
Pacific City on Wednesday
(3) Rinehart Clinic in North County
(4) Local pharmacies – Safeway, Fred Meyer and Tillamook Pharmacy
(5) Statewide pharmacies – check websites to schedule appointments.