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Weather or Not: Drier/Warmer Winter Ahead?

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Nov 092018
 

11/9/18 Mainly clear today-Tue, light to moderate ENE winds developing, highs 55-60F, lows 35-45F. Outlook: chance of showers Wed, partly cloudy Thu, then a period of rain/showers possible for several days, highs about average near 55F, lows 40-45F during the extended period.

Weekend Travel: Bare pavement, patchy night/morning fog, otherwise mostly clear, E winds 10-25mph in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades, the free air freezing level at 10,000′ today, dropping to 6,000′ tomorrow, rising again to 9,000′ Sunday.

Winter Weather Briefing: View the National Weather Service’s seasonal forecast for Lincoln County here.

Weather or Not: Keep Your Shades Handy

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Nov 082018
 

11/8/18 Patchy night/morning fog, otherwise mainly clear, light N to NE winds today-Mon, highs 55F, lows 40-45F. Outlook: a good chance of some rain developing by late Tue or early Wed then wet for several days but a little bit warmer, high temps 55-60F and lows near 45F.

Weather or Not: Lotsa Sunshine Ahead

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Nov 072018
 

11/7/18 Patchy night/morning fog, otherwise mostly clear today through Monday, afternoon highs 55F, nighttime lows 40-45F, light winds. Outlook: chance of rain developing next Tuesday with wet weather most of the week, temperatures remaining near seasonal, highs 55F, lows 45F.

Weather or Not: Here Comes the Sun

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Nov 062018
 

11/6/18 Showers ending, becoming mostly sunny today, light N breeze, high 55F, patchy fog tonight, low 40-45F, sunny after morning fog tomorrow, high 50-55F. Outlook: mainly clear except for some fog nights/mornings Thu-Mon, highs 55F, lows 45F, next chance of rain in about a week.

Weather or Not: We’re Still in a Drought

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Nov 052018
 

11/5/18 A 50-50 chance of showers, light winds today-tonight, high 55F, low 45-50F, clearing/drying tomorrow, high 50-55F. Outlook: patchy night/morning fog, mostly sunny days Wed-Sun, temperatures cooling to near normal w/ highs of 55F and lows 45F.

The Drought: Even with the recent rainfall, drought conditions persist across almost all of Oregon, including Lincoln County, as depicted by the US Drought Monitor. A wide swath of extreme drought covers much of central and southern Oregon, in total about one-third of the state. Most of the remainder of the state is classified as severe drought. Only portions of northeast Oregon and extreme northwest Oregon are in lower drought categories: moderate drought or abnormally-dry. Click here for the latest Drought Monitor map, and/or here for the full National Weather Service drought report on Oregon.

Weather or Not: Clearing Ahead

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Nov 042018
 

11/4/18 Rain turning to showers today, breezy w/ W winds gusting to 30mph, high 55F, chance of showers tonight-tomorrow, low 50F, high 55F. Outlook: patchy fog, otherwise mainly clear and cooler Tue-Sat, highs in the mid-50s, lows in the low-40s all week.

Weekend Travel: Drying pavement as the day progresses in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; chance of showers/windy in the Cascades w/ the snow level 7,500′ this morning, dropping to 6,000′ this afternoon, and down near the passes at 5,000′ feet tonight.

Weather or Not: Dry Today, Wet Tomorrow

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Nov 032018
 

11/3/18 Fog/clouds/sunbreaks today, light winds, high 60F, rain tonight, low 55F, rainy/windy tomorrow morning, then chance of showers in the afternoon, total precip 1/2″, high 60F. Outlook: chance of showers Mon-Tue, sunny Wed-Thu, showers possible Fri, highs 55F, lows 45F.

Weekend Travel: Patchy fog, mainly bare roads today in all of Northwest Oregon, wet pavement tomorrow; in the Cascades, a chance of showers today, the snow level just above the highway passes at 5,500′, rain tonight-tomorrow, the snow level rising to 6,500′, but dropping to 5,000′ Sunday night with a chance of light snow in the passes.

Weather or Not: Split Weekend

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Nov 022018
 

11/2/18 Rain ending, clouds/sunbreaks this afternoon, moderate SW winds, high today 60F, patchy fog/some clearing tonight-tomorrow, low 50F, high 55F. Outlook: rain Sun, showers Mon-Tue, mostly sunny/dry Wed, chance of rain Thu, temps about normal w/ highs of 55F and lows 45F.

Weekend Travel: Dry pavement tonight-tomorrow, wet driving conditions on Sunday in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; rain/showers in the Cascades w/ the snow level remaining above the highway passes, 8,000′ tonight, 5,500′ tomorrow and 7,000′ Sunday.

Records: Several Northwest Oregon communities set or tied all-time warmest low temperatures yesterday.
Astoria 57F, 56F in 1980
Vancouver 58F, 54F in 2010
Hillsboro 53F, (T) 53F in 2010
Portland Airport 59F, 54F in 1983
Troutdale 59F, 53F in 2010
McMinnville 55F, (T) 55F in 1908
Salem 56F, (T) 56F in 2010
Eugene 57F, 54F in 1992

Weather or Not: Precip Still Down by Half

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Nov 012018
 

11/1/18 Chance of showers today, light SW breeze, high 60F, rain tonight-tomorrow, total precip up to 1″, low 55F, high 60F. Outlook: fog/clouds/sun Sat, rain Sun, chance of showers Mon-Tue, then mostly sunny Wed. Temperatures near normal with highs about 55F and lows 45-50F.

Precipitation: Past 24 hours, 0.97″; total for October, 4.58″; so far in 2018, 37.47″; monthly normal for November, 10.65″; average yearly rainfall is ~70″.

Weather or Not: Wet Trick-or-Treat

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Oct 312018
 

10/31/18 Rain today, up to 1/2″, SW winds gusting 20mph, high 60F, showers tonight-tomorrow, low 55F, high 60F. Outlook: rainy/breezy Fri, fog/clouds/sunbreaks Sat, rain again Sun, chance of showers Mon-Tue, seasonal temps w/ highs of 55F and lows of 50F.

Halloween: 4:00pm-9:00pm, 80% chance of steady rain or showers, precipitation amounts diminishing as the evening progresses, light WSW winds, not too cold with the temperature near 55F.

Weather or Not: Keep Your Raingear Handy

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Oct 302018
 

10/30/18 Sun/clouds today, light breeze, high 55F, rainy/windy tonight-tomorrow, SW winds gusting 25-30mph, precip totals near 1″, low 50F, high 55-60F. Outlook: showers Thu, rain Fri, chance of showers Sat, rain likely Sun, rain possible Mon, high temps 55-60F, lows near 50F.

Halloween Night: Rain likely, light winds, temps around 50F.

Storm Report: A firefighter in Jefferson reported a tornado on the ground yesterday east of Jefferson, moving east in the direction of Marion. A National Weather Service storm survey found tree damage 2 miles northeast of Jefferson. Based on damage found, the tornado was rated an EF0.

Weather or Not: Tap On, Tap Off, etc.

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Oct 282018
 

10/28/18 Showers, possible thunderstorms, today-tonight, SW winds gusting 20-25mph, high 55F, low 50F, more showers tomorrow, lighter winds, high 55F, precip totals around an inch. Outlook: chance of showers Tue, rain Wed, showers Thu-Sat, high temps 55-60F, lows 50F.

Weekend Travel: Mainly wet pavement through tonight in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range; Cascades snow level 5,500′ today dropping to near the highway passes, 5,000′, tonight, 3-6 inches of snow possible.

Halloween Night: Good chance of showers, light W winds, temps near 50F.

Weather or Not: Nothin’ But Wet

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Oct 272018
 

10/27/18 Rain developing today lasting into tonight, SW winds building w/ gusts 25-30mph, high 60F, low 50F, showers tomorrow, breezy, cooler, high 55F, total precip through Sun an inch or more. Outlook: showers Mon, chance of rain Tue, rain likely Wed, showers possible Thu-Fri, highs 55-60F, lows 50F.

Weekend Travel: Mostly wet roads throughout Northwest Oregon through Sunday night; the Cascades snow level dropping to near the highway passes tomorrow, 5,000′-5,500′.

Offshore: Gale Warning in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through midnight. S winds 25-30 knots gusting 35, choppy seas 10-11 feet at 11 seconds.

Halloween Night: 50-50 chance of rain/showers, light breeze, temps 45-50F.

Weather or Not: In the Flow

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Oct 262018
 

10/26/18 Rain at times and windy today, gusts 25-30mph, high 55-60F, rain/showers tonight-tomorrow, low 50F, high 60F; total precip through Sat another inch or so. Outlook: showers Sun-Mon, chance of rain Tue, rain likely Wed, showers Thu, highs near 55F, lows 50F all week.

Weekend Travel: Mainly wet pavement in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range through Sunday night; in the Cascades, the snow level slowly dropping from 8,000′ today to 6,500′ by Sunday, but remaining above the highway passes.

Halloween Night: 50-50 chance of showers, light winds, temps 45-50F.

Weather or Not: A Wet Streak

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Oct 252018
 

10/25/18 Light rain at times today, S winds 10-20mph, high 60F, periods of steady rain tonight-tomorrow, storm total up to an inch, breezy, low 50-55F, high 60F. Outlook: mainly dry/cloudy Sat, rain Sun, showers possible Mon-Wed, highs cooling to about 55F, lows in the upper-40s.

Halloween Night: Chance of showers, light winds, temps 45-50F.

Weather or Not: Normal Autumn Cycle

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Oct 242018
 

10/24/18 Patchy fog/mixed skies, dry today, light SSW breeze, high 55F, mostly cloudy tonight, low 50F, rain likely tomorrow, up to a quarter inch, high 55-60F. Outlook: rain Fri, clouds/sunbreaks Sat, rain Sun-Mon, chance of showers Tue, seasonal temps w/ highs 55-60F, lows 50F.

Halloween Night: 30% chance of showers, light winds, 45-50F.

Weather or Not: More Like October

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Oct 232018
 

10/23/18 Rain today, up to a quarter inch, S winds gusting 25mph, high 55F, chance of showers tonight, low 45F, patchy fog/mixed skies tomorrow, high 55F. Outlook: good chance of rain Thu-Fri, mostly cloudy/dry Sat, rain Sun, chance of rain Mon, high temps 55-60F, lows about 50F.

Halloween Night: 60% chance of showers, cool temps around 45F, NW winds 5-15mph.

Weather or Not: End of the Run

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Oct 222018
 

10/22/18 Areas of fog/low clouds, some sun possible this afternoon, light winds, high 55-60F, partly cloudy/patch fog tonight, low 45F, rain tomorrow, up to a quarter inch, high 55F. Outlook: mixed skies Wed, rain Thu, chance of rain/showers Fri-Sat, rain Sun, highs 55-60F, low 50F.

Precipitation: The last significant rainfall, about two-thirds of an inch, occurred October 9th bringing us to 1.14 inches for the month so far; normal for October is 5.12 inches. For the year, 34.04 inches has fallen, leaving us far short of the average of ~70 inches.

Halloween Night: 60% chance of showers, NW wind 5-15 mph, temps 45-50F.

Weather or Not: Two More of ‘Em

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Oct 212018
 

10/21/18 Areas of fog followed by some sunshine this afternoon, high 55-60F, patchy fog tonight, low 40-45F, mostly sunny tomorrow, high 60F. Outlook: rain Tue, cloudy Wed, rain/breezy Thu-Fri, chance of rain Sat, temps near normal w/ highs 55-60F, lows 45-50F all week.

Weekend Travel: Dry roads in the Valley, Gorge and Coast Range, patchy fog, highs about 70F, the Cascades free air freezing level at 12,000′-13,000′.

Halloween Night: 40% chance of showers, light winds, temps in the upper-40s.

Weather or Not: Dry Through Monday

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Oct 202018
 

10/20/18 Some foggy areas but otherwise mostly clear today-tomorrow, highs 60F, low 40-45F, light N winds. Outlook: sunny Mon, chance of rain Tue-Wed, rainy/windy Thu, showers Fri, drying out again next weekend, seasonal temps w/ highs of 60F, lows 50F.

Weekend Travel: Bare pavement in Northwest Oregon through Sunday night, patchy fog, highs 70-75F away from the Coast, the Cascades free air freezing level at 13,000′-14,000′.