Monday, Nov. 16th – Lincoln County
Summary: Showers, hail, sunshine and wind made up yesterday’s weather stew.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 51F/43F/46mph/0.18”
Depoe Bay: 51F/37F/48mph/0.12”
Advisories, Watches, Warnings: The National Weather Service has issued a Special Weather Statement for breezy conditions expected on the beaches and headlands of the Central Coast this afternoon. A warm front will bring winds gusting to 45 to 55 mph.
A High Wind Watch for the Central Coast is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for southwest 25-35 mph with gusts around 60 mph. The strongest winds will likely occur from roughly 1:00pm-6:00pm tomorrow. These winds may be strong enough to damage trees and cause power disruptions. Trees may fall across roadways with little warning. Cross winds on area bridges could create problems for high profile vehicles. A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur.
A special Short Term Forecast is in effect in the Willamette Valley for localized temperatures near freezing this morning. Any puddles or standing water from the overnight rain showers may freeze and create slick driving conditions. Rural areas are more vulnerable to the icy roads then urban. Please take extra caution driving this morning.
Chains or traction tires are required in the Cascades this morning with snow-covered roads and more snow on the way.
A Gale Warning is in effect along the Central Coast through this evening, and a Gale Watch is posted for late tonight through Tuesday evening.
Forecast: Rainy and windy through tomorrow; total precipitation could reach nearly 2 inches. Highs around 55F and lows about 50F. Outlook is for a chance of showers on Wednesday, rain Thursday, then a chance of showers and partly sunny Friday through Sunday. Seasonal thermometer readings with 50-55F highs and 45-50F lows are projected all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there are icy spots on the passes this morning with temperatures near 30F; rain, breezy today and 45-50F, the snow level is above the passes at 2,500 feet. Valley destinations are expecting rain, windy, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain developing, light west winds, highs 45-50F. For the Cascades, the highways have snow cover this morning, temps 20-25F, and chains or traction tires are required; windy and snow showers today with 1-2 inches additional snow accumulation on the highways, the snow level is below the passes at 3,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are SW 15-20 knots this morning with rough seas 15 feet at 10 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect through this evening for SW winds rising to 25-30 knots gusting 40 with combined seas 14 feet at 12 seconds. A Gale Watch is in effect from late tonight through tomorrow evening. Tonight, the breeze relaxes to SW 20-25 knots gusting 30 and seas 14 feet at 11 seconds. Tomorrow, the wind rises again to SW 25-30 knots gusting 40 with very rough combined seas 18 feet at 13 seconds. Outlook is for northerlies 15-20 knots occasionally gusting 25 Wednesday through Friday, swells slowly subsiding to 11-12 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, quite breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf today, especially around high tide. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/16 Mon 08:41 AM 3.71 L
11/16 Mon 02:33 PM 8.06 H
11/16 Mon 09:24 PM 0.01 L
11/17 Tue 04:21 AM 7.22 H
In Short: Rain developing, very windy, then continued wet and unsettled.