Thursday, November 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: Nestled between weather disturbances, yesterday was dry with a few little sunbreaks. The mercury stalled in the mid-50s and southwest winds were less than 10 mph. Broken overcast continued until midnight when the latest front arrived bringing thick clouds and it started raining around 1:00am. The rain was fairly steady until dawn when the tap was closed, breaks in the clouds developed and low temps dipped into the upper-40s. Sunrise was at 6:59am this morning and sunset this afternoon is at 4:59pm, giving us exactly 10 hours of light today; we’re still losing 2 minutes and 39 seconds a day.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/45F/0.36”
Depoe Bay: 55F/40F/0.34”
Forecast: We’re back in the nest between low pressure systems today and tomorrow, so look for improving conditions. Expect mixed skies, a chance of showers and a high of 55F this afternoon. Patchy fog tonight, low 45F. Partly sunny and dry tomorrow with a high near 60F. Outlook is for the next storm to come in on Saturday delivering up to an inch of rain and packing sou’westers 15-20 mph gusting 30. Showers on Sunday and Monday, some sunshine Tuesday, and back to a chance of rain on Veterans Day. Normal thermometer readings all week, highs of 50-55F and lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning with pass temperatures near 45F; chance of showers, mostly cloudy today and 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting a few showers, the thermometer rising to 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for cloudy and a chance of showers, light west-southwest winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, Willamette and Santiam Passes have ice and light snow cover this morning, temps right at 30F, carry chains or traction tires, while Government Camp is just wet with 35F; rain or snow showers today, highway snow accumulation up to 2 inches, the snow level is 4,500 feet.
NOTE: The Oregon Department of Transportation has a special website for travelers. It features winter driving tips, tire/chain regulations, Sno-Park info, a downloadable Winter Driving Guide brochure, and more. Click here before you hit the road.
Marine: Not much going on offshore this morning with NE winds 5-10 knots and seas 6 feet at 10 seconds. The breeze is expected to veer to SW 5-10 knots today and swells build to 7 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight and tomorrow, S winds 5-15 knots gusting 20, swells holding at 6 feet. Outlook is for southerlies 20-25 knots Saturday, 10-15 knots on Sunday, and then veering to N 10-15 knots Monday; seas building from 7 feet to 11-12 feet over the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, 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.
11/05 Thu 07:59 AM 7.24 H
11/05 Thu 02:11 PM 2.86 L
11/05 Thu 07:55 PM 6.26 H
11/06 Fri 02:05 AM 1.86 L
In Short: Showers, partial clearing, then a wet weekend.