Monday, November 9th – Lincoln County
Summary: Some fairly hefty showers have been peppering the area since yesterday morning with total rainfall so far from just under a half inch to over three-quarters. Temperatures are indeed cooler with highs averaging in the mid-50s. The breeze has been mainly from the south, though gusts have struggled to reach much above 20 mph. Some fair-sized clearing periods alternated with the showers overnight allowing daytime heat to escape to space and pulling the mercury down into the low-40. At daybreak, there were mixed skies and additional showers on the radar.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/545F/0.89”
Depoe Bay: 52F/42F/0.71”
Forecast: Today will be seasoned with a few more peppering showers before they dissipate; we can expect partly sunny skies, not much wind and the thermometer rising to 50-55F. Only a slight chance of showers lingers tonight, but with the recipe calling for wet ground and cooler air, it looks like some fog will be cooked up, on low heat at 40-45F. Clouds, sunshine and dry tomorrow, high 55F. Outlook is for the next storm system with rainy and windy conditions to arrive tomorrow night lasting into Veterans Day, then a break Thursday, a chance of rain Friday, showers on Saturday and rain likely on Sunday. Seasonal temps are projected; highs in the low-50s and lows in the mid-40s.
Travel: A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for the Cascades from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon. Total snow accumulation on the highways 5 to 8 inches possible. However, 10 to 18 inches are possible above 5,000 feet. Hazardous driving conditions are expected with snow in the Mount Hood area on Highways 22 and 35, and south on Highway 20’s Santiam Pass.
In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning with pass temperatures near 40F; showers today and 45-50F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, light west winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, there are icy spots and patches of light snow cover this morning on Willamette and Santiam Passes, temps are 25-30F, but wet pavement and 32F at Government Camp; chance of rain and snow showers today, the snow level is 4,000 feet, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are SE 10-15 knots this morning with lumpy seas 12 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this afternoon. Swells 13 feet at 14 seconds early today falling to 10 feet at 13 seconds by this afternoon, winds backing to NW 10-15 knots gusting 20. Northerlies continue tonight 10-15 knots gusting 20 with swells 9 feet at 12 seconds. Tomorrow, a switch to sou’westers 5-10 knots gusting 15 and swells 7 feet. Outlook is for W winds rising to 20-25 knots gusting 30 on Wednesday with rough seas building to 12 feet, then southerlies 10-15 knots Thursday, swells 10 feet, and SW winds 15-20 knots Friday and seas growing quickly to 18 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… 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.
11/09 Mon 10:28 AM 8.35 H
11/09 Mon 05:00 PM 0.47 L
11/09 Mon 11:21 PM 7.09 H
11/10 Tue 04:50 AM 2.50 L
In Short: Showers, partial clearing, light wind, patchy fog, then more rain.