Summary: Mixed skies, windy, a few showers yesterday and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 56F/49F/39mph/0.11”/3.05”
Depoe Bay: 56F/46F/37mph/0.18”/2.61”
*Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 2,700’, broken @ 4,100’, overcast @ 7,000’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 13 mph G24/Altimeter: 30.12”
Forecast: Yesterday panned out to be fairly nice with more sunbreaks and fewer showers than expected even though it was plenty windy. Today may be similar. It doesn’t look like there’s a lot of rain in the near term but the breeze picks up again, gusting 50 mph by this afternoon and a high temp of 55F. Tonight, thunderstorms are possible early then rain developing, very windy, southerlies 30-40 mph gusting 55, low of 50F. Rain tomorrow, possibly heavy at times, up to an inch total, lighter winds down to 15-25 mph, and the mercury cooling to 45-50F. Outlook is for showers Thursday, a chance of rain Friday and Saturday, rain Sunday, a chance of rain Monday. Thermometer readings should remain at or just below average as highs reach the low-50s and lows slump to the mid-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, slush and ice, 25-35F, the snow level is below the passes at 3,500 feet, carry chains or traction tires. NOTE: A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for tomorrow with 5-9 inches of snow possible in the passes. * Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are S 20-25 knots gusting 30 this morning with very steep and rough seas 12-13 feet at just 7 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect until 4:00pm this afternoon at which time it is upgraded to a Storm Warning through 4:00am tomorrow morning. Winds will increase today as a strong front approaches Central Coast waters. The front will move across the area late this afternoon through tonight. A surface low moving along the front will tighten the gradient for a good probability of storm force gusts this evening. The front may be convective, with the potential for thunderstorms and heavy rain. Seas will build in response to the winds with heights around 21 feet likely between 4:00pm this afternoon and 4:00am Wednesday morning. The winds weaken behind the front on Wednesday but a weak low moving across the waters will maintain wind gusts around 20 knots Wednesday and Thursday. Seas should subside to at or just below 10 feet late Wednesday night. Another front will bring the possibility for more gales and higher seas this weekend, but forecast confidence in the timing and strength is low. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, breezy, surf 10-15 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/14 Tue 9:14 AM 8.55 H
11/14 Tue 3:41 PM 1.04 L
11/14 Tue 9:47 PM 6.95 H
11/15 Wed 3:29 AM 1.66 L
In Short: Possible showers, heavy rain and windy, then breezy and showery.