Summary: It wasn’t terribly wet or windy yesterday, just enough of each to say October. Rainfall was mainly confined to the morning hours, but an additional band of light showers came through between 3:00pm and 6:00pm, and another just after midnight. Highs on Thursday were a tad cooler, climbing only to the upper-50s, and southeast winds were modest at 10-20 mph. The overcast hung on through the night, one more shower dampened parts of our area around 5:00am, and the mercury dipped a few degrees for a low in the low-50s. At dawn, it was still cloudy and an east-southeast wind blew at 5-10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,500’, 3,200’ & 4,300’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 7 mph/Pressure: 29.75”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/54F/0.17”
Depoe Bay: 57F/53F/0.13”
Forecast: This could be our first mainly dry day in quite a spell, so it might be enticing to play hooky and have some fun in the great outdoors. If you do give in to the temptation to skip work today, at least spend a little of your bonus time cleaning the Autumn leaves from your rain gutters and nearby street drains (if you haven’t already). Partly sunny today, slight chance of showers, light south winds and a high of 60F. Tonight, game’s over as another weather disturbance arrives with up to a quarter inch of rain, a bit of breeze and lows around 50F. The rain turns to showers tomorrow, southerlies 10-15 mph and the thermometer stops in the upper-50s. Outlook is for rain Sunday and Monday, showers Tuesday, rain likely Wednesday and a continuing chance of rain on Thursday. Normal temperatures persist with highs near 60F and lows of 50F.
Halloween Night… Showers, light winds, temps near 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement and 50F in the passes; becoming partly sunny today, high temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog early then mostly sunny, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for patchy fog before noon, becoming mostly sunny this afternoon, east winds 10-15 mph, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet and there’s patchy fog this morning, temps near 40F; partly cloudy today, the free air freezing level rising to 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet roads through the weekend with the snow level down to near the Cascade passes by Sunday night. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: There are square seas 8 feet at 8 seconds this morning with S winds 20-25 knots offshore at Stonewall Bank, light winds nearshore. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from this evening through tomorrow evening. S winds easing to 10-15 knots today, swells subsiding to 7 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, seas building to 12 feet at 16 seconds after midnight with S winds 10 knots backing to SE. Light southerlies continue tomorrow at 10-15 knots, swells holding at 11-12 feet at 14 seconds. Outlook is for SE winds rising again to 20-25 knots and seas about 8 feet on Sunday, S winds 20-25 knots Monday, swells 7 feet, and then a gale on Tuesday with S winds 25-35 knots, combined rough seas building to 12 feet or higher. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Notice to Mariners… A new tabulation for Yaquina Bay and River channel depths is now available for Chart 18581. Click here for your copy.
On the Beach… Partly sunny, light breeze, surf 5-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/28 Fri 11:39 AM 8.26 H
10/28 Fri 05:59 PM 0.62 L
10/29 Sat 12:15 AM 7.28 H
10/29 Sat 05:56 AM 1.82 L
In Short: Mixed sky and drying, then wet and windy.