Summary: After a rocky start in the morning with a few showers, we had our first extended stretch of sunshine yesterday afternoon since the storms began last week. Winds were light throughout the day staying below 20 mph and rain gauges recorded a quarter to a third of an inch, all of that before noon. As warm as the Sun felt, temps remained fairly cool; none of our reporting stations quite made it to 60F, falling short by a degree or two. Scattered clouds continued through the evening and overnight with lows dipping into the upper-40s. This morning, some high clouds were moving in in advance of the next weather system and east winds blew lightly at about 10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 7,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 10 mph/Pressure: 30.12”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/50F/0.39”
Depoe Bay: 58F/47F/0.12”
Forecast: Our short respite from wet weather will be drawing to a close shortly. Expect increasing clouds and possible showers this morning, a chance of steadier rain developing late this afternoon, light winds, and the mercury stopping at around 55F. Rain tonight, up to three-quarters of an inch, light winds and lows down to 45F. Additional steady rain tomorrow, another half to three-quarters of an inch, west winds 5-15 mph and a high of 55F. Outlook is for partly sunny with a chance of showers Friday and Saturday, rain Sunday, showers likely Monday, and a chance of rain on Tuesday. Seasonal thermometer readings are projected through the long term as highs reach 55-60F and lows drop to 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s damp pavement, patchy fog and 40F in the passes; mostly cloudy, a chance of rain later and light winds today, temperatures 50-55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting increasing clouds, a slight chance of rain this afternoon, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of rain, light east winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice this morning, temps are right at 32F; cloudy with a chance of rain by afternoon, light winds, the snow level is above the passes at 5,500 feet, carry chains or tractions tires. * Travelers should visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the highway.
Marine: Seas have struggled to subside and are still 11-12 feet at 13 seconds this morning with winds 10-15 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through tomorrow morning. A Small Craft Advisory for winds goes into effect this afternoon and runs through tomorrow morning. SE winds today 10-15 knots rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 this afternoon, seas 9 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 and swells 8 feet at 12 seconds. Southerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 tomorrow, fading to 10-15 knots by afternoon, swells holding around 8 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for SE winds 5-10 knots on Friday with seas 7 feet, SE winds 20-25 knots Saturday, swells building to 10 feet, and then S winds 10-15 knots Sunday, seas around 9 feet. * Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, chance of rain, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/19 Wed 08:56 AM 1.98 L
10/19 Wed 03:07 PM 9.35 H
10/19 Wed 09:44 PM -1.25 L
10/20 Thu 04:25 AM 7.70 H
In Short: Rain, chance of showers, then more rain.