Saturday, Nov. 8th – Lincoln County
Summary: It just doesn’t get much better in November than yesterday. Light winds, mostly sunny skies and all of our reporting stations topped out at exactly 60F. The average high for November 7th is 54F, so it was indeed warmer than usual. On the flip side, this morning’s low at Newport was 43F, just below the normal of 44F. The day closed with clear skies, but a bit of haze and high cloudiness developed overnight. It wasn’t very thick, however, so the Moon, Jupiter and some of the brighter stars easily poked through. At sunrise, it was chilly with a light northeast breeze. Over in Eastern Oregon, Baker dropped to 18F for the coldest temp in the state so far this season.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 60F/48F
Depoe Bay: 60F/44F
Forecast: Okay, we get another beauty of a day before a speed-bump puts the kibosh on sunshine tomorrow. Mostly sunny today with some passing high/thin clouds, light northeast winds and the thermometer again shoots for 60F. Increasing clouds are expected tonight, low about 50F. Tomorrow, rain is likely, up to a quarter inch, and a northwest breeze of 10-15 mph gusting 20. Outlook is for clearing to return for Monday and Tuesday, but cooler. Daytime highs 50-55F and overnight lows could possibly dip to the upper-30s. (An arctic air mass is moving into the northern US and some of that cold air may leak across the Rockies and Cascades into Western Oregon.) Partly sunny on Wednesday, high 50F, low 40-45F, and then a 50-50 chance of more unsettled wet weather recurring for the remainder of the workweek.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 55-60F. Valley destinations have areas of dense fog this morning, turning sunny this afternoon with highs of 60F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is 13,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry pavement and sunshine today, rainy with wet roads tomorrow.
Marine: There’s a light ENE breeze around 10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 10 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar has not reported in. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. For the first time in quite a while, there are no advisories or warnings in place today as winds are expected to remain 10 knots or under and seas run about 5 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, look for WNW winds 10-15 knots and a westerly swell of 6 feet. A minor weather system comes through tomorrow morning; the breeze backs to SW 15-20 knots and swells rise to 8-9 feet with 5 foot windwaves. Outlook is for N winds on Monday 10-15 knots and rounded seas 8 feet. Tuesday and Wednesday, the wind veers to ESE 15-20 knots and swells stay up around 8 feet.
On the Beach… Partly cloudy, light wind, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/08 Sat 12:21 PM 9.50 H
11/08 Sat 07:11 PM -1.19 L
11/09 Sun 01:52 AM 7.64 H
11/09 Sun 07:05 AM 2.94 L
In Short: Mostly clear, rain, then clearing again and cooler.