Thursday, Nov. 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: The latest Fall storm came barreling in early this morning packing southerly winds of 35-45 mph. In the region, the highest gusts recorded were 53 mph at Cape Meares, and 73 mph on Mary’s Peak in the Coast Range east of Newport. Rainfall hasn’t been anything out the ordinary – totals so far are around a quarter of an inch. The storm came on the heels of a pretty mellow Hump Day with light winds, a couple of minor showers and warm afternoon temps in the upper-60s. Skies cleared briefly in time for the sunset but became mostly cloudy again overnight. Lows were mild in the upper-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/57F/36mph/0.28”
Depoe Bay: 66F/55F/40mph/0.25”
Forecast: This morning’s storm is anticipated to dissipate quickly and leave the area entirely by late afternoon. Southerly winds fall to 15-20 mph, the rain turns to showers, some sunbreaks are possible and high temps top out near 60F. This evening, you’ll get to see the Full Frost Moon. Also sometimes called the Full Beaver Moon, it is named for the time of year when beaver traps were set before the waters froze, and for the first frost occurrence in many parts of the country. The overcast should be breaking up with patchy fog developing tonight; the mercury dipping into the 40s. Tomorrow, our promised hiatus from the storms begins with mostly sunny skies after morning fog, light northeast winds and highs about 60F. Outlook is for another mostly sunny day on Saturday, a chance of rain Sunday, dry and at least partly sunny Monday, with the next chance for a weather system to impact the Central Coast on Veterans Day, but only a slight chance of rain is involved.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, breezy and 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting showers with highs of 60F. For the Cascades, showers and windy; the snow level is at 8,000 feet today, decreasing to 5,500 feet tonight, but remaining above the highway passes.
Marine: Winds are S 25-35 knots this morning and seas are rough, 10 feet at 6 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to all recreational vessels, and to uninspected passenger vessels 30 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to recreational and uninspected passenger vessels 40 feet and less. A Gale Warning is in effect through 1:00pm. S winds 25-35 knots gusting to 45 today with steep waves building to 14-17 feet at 11 seconds; breeze and seas begin subsiding by late this afternoon. Tonight, a switch to NW winds 10-15 knots with westerly swells 12 feet falling to 9 feet overnight. Much calmer conditions tomorrow as NE winds of 10 knots and seas around 7 feet are expected. Outlook is for relatively benign weather over the weekend and into Monday. Look for northerlies 10-15 knots with swells of 7-9 feet.
On the Beach… Wet and windy, surf 10-13 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches today. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf, especially during this morning’s high tide. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/06 Thu 11:01 AM 9.75 H
11/06 Thu 05:45 PM -1.17 L
11/07 Fri 12:15 AM 7.84 H
11/07 Fri 05:37 AM 2.23 L
In Short: Rainy and breezy, showers, then foggy, clearing and drying.