Wednesday, November 4th – Lincoln County
Summary: The roads in the Cascades are snowy this morning, there are spots of ice on the Coast Range highways, some areas of the Valley had the season’s first frost and here on the Central Coast, temps dipped into the 30s in Depoe Bay and Newport. Nothing close to record lows, however, as Newport’s is 29F set back in 1957. The cool night and morning followed mixed skies yesterday with a couple of light rain showers tossed in for good measure. The mercury summited in the upper-50s. It was clear at sunset, which lasted until fog formed shortly after midnight. At daybreak, there was patchy fog, broken overcast and an east wind of 5 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/43F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 57F/38F/0.02”
Forecast: The next weather disturbance is approaching so we should see thickening clouds today, high about 55F, but not much wind. Rain is likely tonight with a tenth to a quarter inch projected; warmer overnight, lows of 50F. Rain remains likely early tomorrow, too, but fading as the day wears on. Outlook is for dry and some sunshine on Friday, rain Saturday and Sunday, then a chance of showers and unsettled Monday and Tuesday. Seasonal temps are expected with highs of 50-55F and lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there are icy spots on the highways this morning with pass temperatures near 32F; chance of showers, partly cloudy today and 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly sunny skies, the thermometer rising to 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny, light west winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, the highways have ice and light snow cover in some areas this morning, temps are a cold 20-25F, carry chains or traction tires; partly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is below the passes at 4,500 feet, and more snow showers are expected tonight and tomorrow.
Marine: It’s the first fairly benign day at sea in quite a while with swells down to 6-7 feet at 11 seconds this morning and winds SE 5-10 knots. A SE breeze 5-10 knots is expected early today veering to SW this afternoon with seas 6-7 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, SW winds veering to W 5-10 knots, swells 5 feet. SW wind again tomorrow, 5-10 knots, and seas rising to 8 feet. Outlook is for southerlies 10-15 knots Friday, swells 5 feet, and then W winds 10-15 knots Saturday and Sunday with swells building to 10-12 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Foggy early, becoming overcast, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/04 Wed 07:04 AM 7.07 H
11/04 Wed 01:02 PM 3.39 L
11/04 Wed 06:41 PM 6.35 H
11/05 Thu 01:08 AM 1.61 L
In Short: Fog, increasing clouds, rain, clearing, then a wet weekend.