Summary: A textbook case of the forecast and actual conditions in full agreement yesterday. Cloudless sunshine kicked things off in the morning hours with some high clouds beginning to work their way in around noon. The mercury rose to near 60F. By mid-afternoon, a southwest breeze was blowing 10-20 mph and the sky was filling with broken overcast. As predicted, the rain began during the evening but petered out overnight; lows dipped to the upper-40s. There were still some showers around this morning with light southeast winds.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 2,500’ & 3,100’, broken @ 5,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 6 mph/Pressure: 29.72”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/49F/0.31”
Depoe Bay: 62F/47F/0.14”
* If you think this month has been unusually wet, you’re right. Here are the precipitation stats so far.
Oct. 2016/Average Oct./Percent of Normal…
Forecast: Today’s predictions, unlike yesterday’s, are a coin toss with a 50-50 chance of rain, mostly cloudy skies, sunbreaks, light east winds and highs around 60F. There is a chance of rain tonight, a southeast breeze 10-15 mph gusting 20 and the thermometer dips to about 50F. Tomorrow, the next weather system arrives with some rain, southerlies 15-25 mph gusting 35-40 and a high again about 60F. Outlook is for a chance of showers Tuesday, rain Wednesday, a chance of rain Thursday, and then a continuing chance of rain/showers Friday and Saturday. Temps stay inside the seasonal box as highs reach 55-60F and lows drop to 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 45-50F in the passes; patchy fog and a chance of rain/showers today, temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog, a slight chance of showers, the thermometer rising to 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for patchy fog, a chance of showers, east winds 10-15 mph gusting 20, highs of 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps near 40F; a slight chance of showers today, the snow level is above the passes at 6,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is rain/showers tonight, the Cascades snow level at 7,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are light nearshore but blowing S 15-20 knots out at Stonewall Bank this morning with seas 9 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this evening through tomorrow morning. A Gale Warning is in effect from tomorrow afternoon through Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 7 feet at 10 seconds today with SE winds 10-15 knots gusting 20. Tonight, SE winds 10-15 knots gusting 25, swells 6 feet at 10 seconds. Southerlies rising to 20-25 knots gusting 35 tomorrow and combined square seas building to 10 feet at 10 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 20-30 knots Tuesday, rough seas 16-19 feet at 11-12 seconds, and then southerlies 15-25 knots Wednesday and Thursday with swells subsiding from 12 to 9 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mixed sky, chance of rain, light winds, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/23 Sun 07:43 AM 7.07 H
10/23 Sun 01:20 PM 3.40 L
10/23 Sun 07:13 PM 7.09 H
10/24 Mon 01:56 AM 0.77 L
In Short: Chance of rain, then mainly wet and occasionally windy.