Summary: It was indeed fairly breezy yesterday with southerly gusts 30-40 mph lasting from mid-morning through the late afternoon hours. Rainfall amounts weren’t terribly impressive, between a third and half an inch; the southern section of the Central Coast received the most. Thermometer readings topped out in the low-60s. The wind subsided after dark, the rain faded by midnight and low temps dipped into the low-50s. While the overcast hung on overnight, what precipitation fell was negligible. This morning, skies were cloudy and a light southeast wind wafted along at about 5 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,700’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 6 mph/Pressure: 29.71”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/54F/41mph/0.30”
Depoe Bay: 61F/53F/39mph/0.41”
Forecast: Unstable conditions continue to dominate the Central Coast with additional showers expected today and tonight, southerly winds 10-15 mph gusting 20-25, highs of 55-60F and lows about 50F. We should get a break from the wet weather tomorrow as projections show brief drying, partly to mostly sunny skies, light winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for the break to be short-lived with another round of rain tomorrow night lasting into Saturday midday, followed by rain likely Sunday and Monday, and then a chance of rain Tuesday and Wednesday. Temps remain seasonal with highs of 55-60F and lows about 50F.
Halloween Night… A chance of rain, light winds, temps near 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 50F in the passes; rain turning to showers today, high temperature 55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain early, showers later, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, light east winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps near 40F; rain today, the snow level is above the passes at 6,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: S winds are 15-20 knots this morning with seas 8 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through late tonight. Southerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 today, seas 7-8 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, S winds 15-25 knots and seas 7 feet at 9 seconds. Still breezy and choppy tomorrow, at least in the morning, as S winds blow 20-25 knots with swells 7 feet at 13 seconds; winds easing to 10-15 knots by afternoon. Outlook is for southerlies 10-15 knots Saturday through Monday, swells 8-12 feet, highest on Saturday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, 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.
10/27 Thu 11:05 AM 8.06 H
10/27 Thu 05:22 PM 1.12 L
10/27 Thu 11:31 PM 7.15 H
10/28 Fri 05:20 AM 1.57 L
In Short: Showers, a short break, then continued wet.