Tuesday, November 10th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday was dry with mixed skies after a few morning showers.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 55F/42F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 56F/37F/0.01”
A Special Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for significant rainfall possible Thursday night through the first half of the weekend. Heavy rainfall is looking increasingly possible beginning late Thursday on the South Washington Coast and far North Oregon Coast, slowly moving southward through Northwest Oregon on Saturday. The heaviest rain is expected along the North Oregon Coast and in the North Oregon Coast Range. Multiple inches of rain are possible in that area as well as significant rises on rivers and possibly even localized flooding.
Another Special Weather Statement was issued by the National Weather Service this morning for snow expected in the North and Central Oregon Cascades tonight and tomorrow morning. A swift-moving Pacific cold front will come through the Cascades propagating from 3 to 6 or possibly 7 inches of new snow in the North Oregon Cascades, with 1 to 3 inches in the Central Oregon Cascades. The higher amounts will be at ski resort elevations with the lower amounts near the highway passes.
Forecast: Rain will be on again, off again, over the next couple of days before it goes full-tilt-boogie over the weekend. This morning’s fog will give way to some sunshine and a high near 55F this afternoon. A weather front is on schedule to impact the Central Coast tonight with sou’westers 15-25 mph gusting 35 and up to a half inch of the wet stuff. This front is fast-tracking so we should be down to a handful of showers and mainly overcast skies tomorrow, high 55F. Outlook is for patchy fog and cloudy Thursday, rain likely Friday, heavy rain Saturday, rain continuing Sunday and then fading to a chance of showers on Monday. The mercury ranges from 50-55F highs to 45-50F lows throughout the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range, spots of ice are possible on the highways this morning with pass temperatures near 30F; mostly cloudy today and 50F. Valley destinations are expecting fog early, mostly cloudy later, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny, light west winds, highs of 50-55F. For the Cascades, there are icy spots and patches of light snow cover this morning on Willamette and Santiam Passes, temps are 20-25F, but wet pavement and 32F at Government Camp; partly sunny and breezy today, the free air freezing level is 4,000 feet, snow tonight, 2-4 inches accumulation, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are SSE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 8-9 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from this evening through late tonight. SW winds 10-15 knots today, swells subsiding to 7 feet. Tonight, southerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30 veering to W after midnight, mixed swells/windwaves 6 feet. NW winds tomorrow 10-15 knots gusting 20 with rough seas building to 13 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 with 10 foot swells on Thursday, SW winds 15-20 knots and 16 foot swells Friday, and then a NW breeze 15-20 knots and 14-footers Saturday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, some sunshine, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/10 Tue 11:00 AM 8.56 H
11/10 Tue 05:34 PM 0.05 L
11/11 Wed 12:01 AM 7.28 H
11/11 Wed 05:25 AM 2.69 L
In Short: Fog, clearing, rainy & windy, then continued unsettled.