Tuesday, Dec. 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday was the changeover period from what we’ve had to what we’re gonna get. It was mostly cloudy with a little rain in the morning, some drying midday, even a few peeks at the Sun, followed by a handful of light showers late in the day. The mercury rose to around 50F and precipitation amounts were modest; Newport had the most, recording a tenth of an inch. The breeze still had a little east in it, but was mainly from the south 10-15 mph occasionally gusting 20 or so. Overnight, skies were mostly cloudy, low temps settled to about 40F. At daybreak, it was overcast and southeast winds were blowing 10-15 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 51F/36F/0.09”
Depoe Bay: 48F/36F/0.08”
Forecast: It’s a new month and a new weather pattern for the Central Coast; nothin’ but wet for the next week or better. Rain is expected today with southeast winds 10-15 mph gusting 20-25, higher on the beaches and headlands, and temps climbing to about 50F. Tonight, rain and rising winds as southerlies reach 20-25 mph gusting 45-50 and the thermometer dips slightly to 45F. Tomorrow, more rain, lighter winds and warmer as highs approach 55F. Outlook is for one wet and windy storm after another through Monday with seasonal temperatures, highs 50-55F and lows 45-50F.
Travel: TREACHEROUS TRAVEL GORGE/CASCADES
In the Coast Range, spots of ice are possible on the highways this morning, temperatures are about 30F in the passes; rain developing today, windy, temps 45-50F. Valley destinations are expecting occasional sprinkles, the thermometer rising to 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has an Ice Storm Warning in effect from 4:00pm this afternoon through 6:00pm tomorrow for heavy accumulations of freezing rain; the forecast calls for freezing rain and sleet, east winds gusting 30 mph, a high of 30F. For the Cascades, the highways have packed snow and ice this morning with temperatures 25-30F, carry chains or traction tires; an Ice Storm Warning is in effect from 4:00pm this afternoon through 6:00pm tomorrow for accumulations of freezing rain and snow which could make travel hazardous if not impossible, the ice level is 2,500 feet and the snow level is 5,000 feet.
Marine: SSE winds are 15-25 knots this morning with seas 10 feet at 11 seconds. A Gale Warning is effect through late tonight. Southerlies rising to 25-30 knots gusting 40-45 knots today and tonight, rough combined seas building to 14-16 feet at 12 seconds. The breeze eases a little after midnight to 20-25 knots with combined seas 15 feet at 10 seconds. Tomorrow, SE winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 nearshore, but remaining gale force out past 10 miles at 25-30 knots gusting 40, and swells 10 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for strong southerlies all week, 25-35 knots gusting 40-45, with combined seas building to 20-25 feet Thursday through Saturday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, breezy, surf 6-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
12/01 Tue 10:00 AM 3.66 L
12/01 Tue 03:46 PM 7.37 H
12/01 Tue 10:21 PM 0.82 L
12/02 Wed 05:17 AM 7.57 H
In Short: Rainy and windy, then continued wet and breezy.