Monday, November 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: A nice stretch of sunshine separated the two showery periods yesterday. Generally, the morning wet session was over before 10:00am and the afternoon session didn’t begin until around 4:00pm (your timing may vary due to the spotty geographical nature of the showers). High temps barely made 60F and southwest winds peaked in the 30s. Showers, some rather heavy continued through the evening and overnight producing a lot of noise and precipitation totals between a quarter and a half an inch. The mercury dipped into the 40s. At daybreak, there was broken overcast and a light east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/50F/32mph/0.53”
Depoe Bay: 60F/48F/29mph/0.25”
Forecast: We’re not completely out of the woods yet. Another shower or two are possible before partly to mostly sunny skies ensue today with highs around 55F. There’s a 50-50 chance of showers tonight and tomorrow, too, as unstable cooler air remains in place over the Central Coast. Low tonight, 40-45F, and tomorrow’s high again about 55F. Outlook is for some sunshine on Wednesday, a chance of rain Thursday and Friday, with rain likely on Saturday and Sunday. Highs 55F, lows 45-50F all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, pass temperatures are 40-45F; showers today and 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting scattered showers, partly sunny, the thermometer rising to 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a few showers, light west-southwest winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, it’s snowing at Timberline Lodge this morning, the mountain highways are generally wet with roadside snow on the passes, temps are about 35F, and for the first time this season, ODOT is advising you to carry chains or traction tires; rain and snow showers today, snow accumulation up to 2 inches, the snow level is 5,500 feet, dropping below the passes to 4,500 feet tonight and down to 4,000 feet tomorrow.
Marine: Winds are light WNW 5-10 knots this morning and seas have come down a little to 14 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. NW winds rising to 10-15 knots with seas subsiding slightly to 13 feet at 13 seconds today. Northerlies tonight 10-15 knots gusting 20, seas 10 feet at 12 seconds. Tomorrow, NW winds easing to 5-10 knots by afternoon and seas falling to 9 feet at 10 seconds. Outlook is for the breeze to back to SW 10 knots on Wednesday and remain in that way with swells 6-7 feet through Friday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Possible showers, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/02 Mon 10:27 AM 3.60 L
11/02 Mon 04:21 PM 7.34 H
11/02 Mon 11:05 PM 0.68 L
11/03 Tue 06:02 AM 7.05 H
In Short: Chance of showers, partial clearing, then unsettled and cool.