Summary: Early trick-or-treaters had their costumes dampened by a couple of showers, but those who hit the streets after 7:00pm were under the spell of broken overcast, mainly dry conditions and light winds. That scenario came on the heels of a day with mostly cloudy skies, a few sunbreaks and some moderate showers; high temps were right around 60F. Southerlies winds kicked up to 15-20 mph gusting into the upper-20s but none of our reporting stations hit 30 mph. The breeze died out about 5:00pm. Mixed sky conditions lasted overnight and into this morning with the southerly breeze remaining below 10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 2,800’, 3,800’ & 4,600’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 7 mph/Pressure: 29.80”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/52F/0.22”
Depoe Bay: 60F/51F/0.07”
October 2016: 13.28”
October Norm: 5.12”
Rainy Days October 2016: 28 out of 31
Forecast: Looks like November will start off by continuing the trend of mostly wet weather. There’s a slight chance of showers again today, and with the damp ground plus some clearing periods, the situation becomes ripe for fog development. South winds today 10-15 mph gusting 20 and the thermometer heads for about 60F. Areas of fog are predicted for this evening and overnight, low around 50F. The next weather system starts working its way in tomorrow afternoon with rain, up to a quarter inch, south winds gusting 30 mph or better and a high near 60F. Outlook is for rainy and breezy Wednesday night, partly to mostly sunny Thursday and Friday, rain Saturday, then a chance of rain Sunday and Monday. Temps near normal with highs of 55-60F and lows 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s damp pavement and 40-45F in the passes; patchy fog and a chance of showers today, high temperatures 50-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a slight chance of showers, patchy fog and partly sunny skies, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of showers, light southwest winds, highs of 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps 35-40F; chance of showers early, partly sunny later today, 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: Seas are down to 7 feet at 13 seconds this morning with SSW winds 10-15 knots. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from late this afternoon through this evening. A Gale Watch is in effect from late tonight through Wednesday night. S winds today 10-15 mph gusting 20, swells 7 feet at 12 seconds. Southerlies increasing to 15-20 knots gusting 25 this evening, and then rising to 20-25 knots gusting 35 overnight, lasting through tomorrow; seas building to about 10 feet. Outlook is for S winds 10-15 knots Thursday, and 20-25 knots Friday and Saturday with swells building to 13-16 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, fog, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/01 Tue 07:37 AM 2.70 L
11/01 Tue 01:41 PM 8.42 H
11/01 Tue 08:15 PM -0.17 L
11/02 Wed 02:51 AM 7.27 H
In Short: Showers, rain, a break, then stormy.