Tuesday, November 3rd – Lincoln County
Summary: Like a cold’s lingering cough, we just haven’t been able to shake the showers yet. Not many of them yesterday, but just about the time you took off your jacket, here came another one. Precipitation totals weren’t impressive; mainly a tenth of an inch except for Yachats which recorded a quarter. It was cooler, too, with none of our reporting stations achieving 60F, and the southwest winds were lighter than the past few days as gusts stayed below 20 mph. Skies were mostly cloudy overnight with a few showers around; lows dipped into the mid-40s. At dawn, there was broken overcast and a light east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/47F/0.18”
Depoe Bay: 59F/41F/0.10”
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Forecast: Patchy fog kick-starts today followed by mixed skies and a continuing chance of showers, high 55F or so. Tonight, foggy in spots, lows in the low-40s. Sunny periods and dry conditions are projected for tomorrow with light winds and the mercury rising into the low-50s. Outlook is for rain tomorrow night, a chance of rain Thursday and Friday, rain likely Saturday and Sunday, and then a chance of showers Monday. Seasonal thermometer readings of 50-55F highs and 45-50F lows are expected all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, pass temperatures near 40F; chance of showers, partly sunny today and 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting scattered showers, mostly cloudy, the thermometer rising to 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a few showers, mostly cloudy skies, west-southwest winds gusting 20 mph, high of 55F. For the Cascades, the highways have spots of ice, roadside snow and snow flurries this morning, temps are about 30F, carry chains or traction tires; windy and snow showers likely today, snow accumulation up to 1 inch, the snow level is well below the passes at 3,500 feet.
Marine: Seas remain up around 10 feet at 12 seconds this morning with winds NNW 15-20 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this afternoon. N winds today 10-15 knots gusting 20 and seas 10 feet early, subsiding to 8 feet at 10 seconds by this afternoon. Tonight, northerlies 5-10 knots gusting 15, swells 8 feet. The breeze veers to SE 5-10 knots tomorrow with seas down to around 7 feet. Outlook is for S winds 5-15 knots Thursday and Friday, swells 7 feet, and then W winds on Saturday, swells building to 11 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Possible showers, sunbreaks, patchy fog, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/03 Tue 11:42 AM 3.65 L
11/03 Tue 05:27 PM 6.73 H
11/04 Wed 12:07 AM 1.22 L
11/04 Wed 07:04 AM 7.07 H
In Short: Chance of showers and fog, clearing, then unsettled and wet.