Sunday, Nov. 29h – Lincoln County
Summary: It’s pretty difficult to have late-November conditions much better than yesterday. It was a bit chilly in the morning but it didn’t take the Sun very long to warm us up. The mercury made it into the low-50s and the east wind never got much above 15 mph. Looking at the beaches, the low surf and crowds of holiday revelers gave the appearance of a Summer day. Following a sunset unhampered by clouds, skies stayed clear overnight and temperatures dropped to about the freezing mark. Daybreak heralded another stunner with bright blue above and a light east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 53F/37F
Depoe Bay: 54F/32F
Forecast: Enjoy it while you can, today is the end of an era. Coinciding with the conclusion of the long Thanksgiving weekend, the final sunny and cool day of this sequence is on tap with highs reaching 55F this afternoon and the east wind slowly veering to southeast. Then, it’s all over. Expect increasing clouds tonight, low 35-40F, and a decent chance of rain tomorrow, high temp around 50F. Outlook is for rain likely Tuesday through Thursday, then a continuing chance of rain/showers Friday and Saturday. Seasonal temperatures return with highs of 50-55F and lows of 45-50F; occasionally strong and gusty southerly winds are possible all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, possible icy spots on the highways this morning, temperatures are 20-25F in the passes; sunny today, highs 45-50F. Valley destinations are expecting sunny skies, the thermometer rising to 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunshine, east winds gusting 30-35 mph, high about 40F. For the Cascades, the highways have packed snow and ice this morning with temperatures 15-20F, carry chains or traction tires; sunny and windy, the free air freezing level is 7,500 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers tonight is possible icy spots at the lower elevations; ice and packed snow on the Cascade highways.
Marine: The breeze is ESE 10-20 knots this morning and seas have risen to 6 feet at 21 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from tomorrow morning through late tomorrow night. A Gale Watch has been posted for local waters out past 10 miles for Tuesday. SE winds today and tonight 10-15 knots gusting 20 with seas building to 8-9 feet. Tomorrow, southerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20 nearshore but 20-25 knots gusting 30 out past 10 miles, swells 10-12 feet. Outlook is for southerlies 10-20 knots gusting 30 with a gale gusting 35-40 knots possible Tuesday night and combined seas 13-19 feet at times this week. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, light breeze, surf 8-12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/29 Sun 08:08 AM 3.26 L
11/29 Sun 02:06 PM 8.85 H
11/29 Sun 08:47 PM -0.58 L
11/30 Mon 03:38 AM 7.91 H
In Short: Clear and cool, then becoming wet and windy.