Saturday, Nov. 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: On the heels of a frosty morning yesterday, the Sun backed by a cobalt blue sky ruled the rest of the day. East winds kept a chill in the air, becoming strongest in the morning hours and fading by evening. Like a smiling Tom Bodett, the waning Full Frost Moon left the lights on for ya overnight and the mercury again dipped into the 30s in most locations. Between the east wind and slightly warmer temperatures this morning, the din of ice scrapers on windshields was much lower in volume than the past couple of days, skies remained clear.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 54F/44F
Depoe Bay: 55F/32F
Forecast: You’ve got two more of ’em until a significant change in the weather begins on Monday. Nice timing for the holiday weekend as clear skies are expected to continue today, tonight and tomorrow. East winds gusting 25 mph, highs of 50-55F this afternoon, but chilling to 30-32F overnight, and then a little cooler tomorrow as the thermometer reaches for 50F. Outlook is for an active weather pattern to begin with increasing clouds tomorrow night, a chance of rain Monday through Wednesday, rain likely Thursday, and showers on Friday. Temperatures are projected to return to seasonal highs of 50-55F and lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, possible icy spots on the highways this morning, temperatures are around 25F in the passes; sunny today, highs 45-50F. Valley destinations are expecting sunny skies, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunshine, east winds gusting 30-35 mph, high about 45F. For the Cascades, the highways have packed snow and ice this morning, temperatures 15-20F, carry chains or traction tires; sunny and windy, the free air freezing level is 6,500 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers through Sunday night is mainly dry pavement during the day with icy patches after dark at the lower elevations; ice and packed snow on the Cascade highways.
Marine: Winds are ESE 10-15 knots this morning with seas 3-4 feet at 14 seconds. E winds 5-15 knots occasionally gusting 20 today, tonight and tomorrow with swells 3 feet building to 5 feet overnight and to 8 feet by Sunday afternoon. Outlook is for a change beginning Monday as the breeze veers to southerly 10-15 knots gusting 20 as a weather system arrives, seas rising to 10 feet; for Tuesday and Wednesday, SE winds 15-25 knots, swells 9 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, cool, breezy, 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.
11/28 Sat 07:19 AM 2.99 L
11/28 Sat 01:21 PM 9.47 H
11/28 Sat 08:03 PM -1.17 L
11/29 Sun 02:50 AM 8.11 H
In Short: Clear, cool and east windy, then rainy and breezy.