Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Lincoln County
Summary: The shape and track of a storm can produce widely varying conditions along our stretch of the coast as evidenced by yesterday’s stats. The heaviest rain developed to the north where Lincoln City picked up nearly 2 inches. The breeze was strongest in the southern section, which is shown by the 50 mph gust recorded at Yachats. High temps reached the mid-50s. The rain was on and off overnight with sou’westers 25-30 mph gusting into the mid-30s. All in all it was just another November day, typical weather for this time of year. The was rain holding off at dawn while the wind continued to whistle.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/46F/36mph/1.80”
Depoe Bay: 55F/41F/44mph/1.32”
Forecast: The next system is staring down our throats and is projected to bring in some heavy rainfall today and rising southerly winds 25-35 mph gusting 45 or better. High this afternoon about 55F. The rain should be turning to showers tonight, still breezy, and lows of 45F. Tomorrow is expected to be showery in the morning but steady rain returns in the afternoon; winds should be much lighter, and the mercury climbs to 50-55F. Outlook is for rainy and breezy again Thursday, then a chance of showers and partly sunny Friday through Monday; look for seasonal temperatures with highs of 55F and lows of 45-50F all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement on the passes this morning with temperatures near 50F; rainy, very windy today and 55F. Valley destinations are expecting rain, breezy, the thermometer rising to 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, west winds 25-35 mph, highs 50-55F. For the Cascades, the highways have some slush in spots this morning but are otherwise just wet, temps 35-40F; winds gusting 55-65 mph and rain today, the snow level is 7,000 feet, but dropping below pass level by tonight, carry chains or traction tires
Marine: Seas are rough, 15 feet at 14 seconds, with SW winds 20-25 knots this morning. A Gale Warning is in effect from 11:00am this morning through this evening. SW winds rising to 30-35 knots gusting 45 and combined seas building to 18 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, W to NW winds 15-25 knots with swells 17 feet at 13 seconds. Lighter conditions are expected tomorrow as the breeze falls to NW 5-10 knots gusting 15 and seas subside to 12 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for another storm system to blow through on Thursday with SW winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 and square seas 11 feet at 11 seconds. NE winds 10-15 knots Friday and Saturday, swells dropping to 5-7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, quite breezy, surf 10-18 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.
11/17 Tue 09:38 AM 3.80 L
11/17 Tue 03:26 PM 7.62 H
11/17 Tue 10:16 PM 0.36 L
11/18 Wed 05:15 AM 7.29 H
In Short: Rain, very windy, then continued wet and unsettled.