Sunday, November 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: The rain held off for most of the day, but just as the trick-or-treaters hit the streets last evening, a deluge. The heaviest rain of the past 24 hours fell between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. For those who persevered, the rain eventually stopped, the wind faded and the rest of the evening was dry and calm. Precipitation totals were within the 2-4 inch projections; Depoe Bay had the most at 3.26”. The breeze wasn’t anything to shake a stick at, either, with gusts well into the 40s; Depoe Bay won that contest, too, recording a blast of 47 mph. There were a few showers overnight, and at daybreak, it was overcast, raining in spots and a southwest wind blew 15 mph gusting 25.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Storm Total…
Lincoln City: 61F/56F/46mph/1.32”/3.02”
Depoe Bay: 60F/54F/47mph/1.68”/3.26”
Forecast: It’s earlier than you think. If you didn’t set your clocks back an hour last night, ‘Fall Back’ this morning as we return to Standard Time. And it looks like we’ll be falling back to a showery regime today and tonight with a typical post-storm unsettled atmosphere. Cooler, too, as the mercury stops in the low-50s, and southwest winds blow 20-25 mph gusting 35-40. Tomorrow we’re down to a 50-50 chance of showers, high 55F. Outlook is for a chance of showers Tuesday, mostly sunny Wednesday, and then varying chances of rain Thursday through Saturday. Highs 55F and lows 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, pass temperatures are 50F; showers, windy today and 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, southwest winds gusting 25 mph, high of 60F. For the Cascades, it’s wet on the highway passes this morning, temps 35-40F; showers and breezy with gusts to 45 mph today, the snow level lowering to 5,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet roads at the lower elevations, but up to 2 inches of snow on the Cascade highway passes tonight.
Marine: The breeze is SW 15-20 knots and seas are 15 feet at 13 seconds this morning. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. SW winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 today with very rough seas building to 18 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, W wind 10-15 knots and swells subsiding to 14 feet after midnight. The breeze veers to N 10-15 knots gusting 20 tomorrow, swells 12 feet. Outlook is for northerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30 on Tuesday, choppy swells 10 feet, N winds 10-15 knots Wednesday and S winds 10-15 knots Thursday; swells falling to 7-8 feet by midweek. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 15-18 feet (high).
* The surf will be high and unpredictable today. Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas will be periodically inundated by the waves, especially during this afternoon’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.
11/01 Sun 09:22 AM 3.28 L
11/01 Sun 03:23 PM 8.06 H
11/01 Sun 10:07 PM 0.03 L
11/02 Mon 05:00 AM 7.19 H
In Short: Showers, windy, then unsettled, cooler and drier.