Summary: The fog lifted before noon yesterday and filtered sunshine carried the midday period. A few light rain showers and southerly winds 15-20 mph swept through the area late in the afternoon with the thermometer rising to 60F. Broken overcast was the rule throughout the evening and much of the overnight period until skies cleared around 5:00am allowing a brilliant Third Quarter Moon to provide almost enough illumination to read by; low temps were mainly in the upper-40s. At dawn, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and winds were negligible out of the east.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 9 mph/Pressure: 29.80”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 60F/49F/0.11”
Depoe Bay: 57F/47F/0.12”
Forecast: If you still have a few chores left on your Autumn honey do list, this is the day to get them done. It looks like the weather and calendar will be perfectly aligned for outdoor projects — a dry Saturday is expected with light winds, sunshine early, increasing clouds as the day progresses and high temps near 60F. But you better get everything finished by dark because the next wave of wet is headed for the Central Coast this evening. Rain tonight, low 50F and southerly winds 10-15 mph gusting 25. There’ll still be a 50-50 chance of rain tomorrow, southeast winds around 10 mph and a high of 55-60F. Outlook is for rainy and breezy Monday, showers Tuesday, rain again Wednesday, and then a chance for rain or showers Thursday and Friday. The mercury stays seasonal as highs hit 55-60F and lows dip to about 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement, patchy fog and 45F in the passes; fog early, partly cloudy later today, temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting areas of fog, mostly cloudy skies, the thermometer rising to 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for areas of fog, then partly sunny, light east winds, highs of 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps near 35F; partly sunny today, the free air freezing level is well above the passes at 7,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is rain/showers tonight through tomorrow night, the Cascades snow level at 6,000 feet and should not affect the highways. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: SSE winds are blowing 10-15 knots offshore this morning and seas have rebuilt to 13 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this evening through late tonight. A Gale Watch is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday morning. SE winds 10-15 knots today with swells subsiding to 10 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, S winds rising to 20-25 knots gusting 30, choppy seas 8 feet at 12 seconds with 6 foot windwaves. Conditions settle down somewhat tomorrow as winds fall back to SE 10-15 knots and swells drop to around 7 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for a storm system to impact local waters tomorrow night through Monday night packing southerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30 or higher with combined seas building into the teens, then S winds 15-25 knots Tuesday and Wednesday, swells 10-12 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly sunny, light winds, 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.
10/22 Sat 11:59 AM 3.42 L
10/22 Sat 05:59 PM 7.58 H
10/23 Sun 12:47 AM 0.38 L
10/23 Sun 07:43 AM 7.07 H
In Short: Dry with sunshine, then rainy and breezy.