Summary: Yesterday kicked off with a bang as the most wind and rain for the day came before noon. Precipitation totals were around half an inch, though a cloudburst in Lincoln City produced nearly an inch. By afternoon, we were peeking out from under the overcast umbrella looking at a lot of blue off to the west. It was a little cooler with highs mainly in the upper-50s; Yachats hit 60F for the warmest temp on the Central Coast. Mostly cloudy skies prevailed after dark with a handful of light showers coming through overnight and southerly winds gusting 25 mph or so. This morning, clouds covered most of the sky, moderate winds blew from the southeast and more showers were on the radar. (No surprise that there are showers around this morning. It has rained 20 out of the last 30 October 25ths, 1986-2016).
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,200’, 4,000’ & 5,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 14 mph G 26/Pressure: 29.71”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/52F/34mph/0.86”
Depoe Bay: 58F/51F/33mph/0.51”
Forecast: We’ll look for a few showers today, but also some sunbreaks, high of 60F, and the southerly breeze shouldn’t be too stiff, albeit beaches and headlands could see gusts to 35 mph. Tonight, the next storm system slides by producing up to a half inch of rain, south winds 5-15 mph gusting 25, and a low near 50F. The rain could be heavy at times tomorrow, maybe an inch total, and the mercury hits 60-65F with south winds 15-20 mph gusting 30. Outlook is for showers Thursday, a slight chance of showers Friday, rain likely Saturday and Sunday, and showers Monday. Seasonal temperatures are expected with highs of 55-60F and lows around 50F.
Halloween Night… Showers, light winds, temps around 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 50F in the passes; showers, sunbreaks and breezy today, temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, the thermometer rising to 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a slight chance of showers, light east winds, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps near 40F; showers this morning, partly sunny this afternoon, the snow level is just above the passes at 5,500 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: It’s rough out there this morning with S winds 25-35 knots and steep seas 18 feet at 14 seconds. A Gale Warning remains in effect until noon. S wind easing to 20-25 knots by this afternoon but combined seas remaining 18-20 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, a SE breeze 10-15 knots and swells subsiding to 10-13 feet at 11 seconds. Another weather system impacts local waters tomorrow with S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30, square seas 9 feet at 9 seconds. Outlook is for S to SE winds 10-20 knots and swells 7-11 feet Thursday through Saturday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 12-15 feet (high).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/25 Tue 09:45 AM 7.52 H
10/25 Tue 03:48 PM 2.39 L
10/25 Tue 09:42 PM 6.88 H
10/26 Wed 03:55 AM 1.19 L
In Short: Showers, then mainly wet and breezy.