Summary: A wide range of conditions affected our area over the last 24 hours. We had scattered clouds early yesterday, then sunshine with a moderate southwest breeze during the afternoon; Yachats recorded a gust of 33 mph for the strongest, and also had the highest temperature at 61F. Mostly clear skies with light winds dominated the evening and much of the overnight period, lows dipped into the low-50s, except for Waldport where the mercury bottomed out at 47F. A minor weather disturbance made landfall around 3:00am this morning, bringing some light rain and southerly winds 15-25 mph. At daybreak, there was still some light rain in the area with a dainty southeast breeze 5-10mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 5,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SE 5 mph/Pressure: 29.84”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/53F/21mph/0.07”
Depoe Bay: 59F/52F/26mph/0/02”
Forecast: After a little light rain early today, we should get a short breather before another round of rain develops late this afternoon, high 60F and south winds 15-20 mph gusting 30. Steady rain is expected to continue tonight, maybe a quarter inch, breezier with southerly gusts near 40 mph, low of 50F. Tomorrow, the coach calls a time-out and we’ll see mostly sunny skies, fairly light winds and highs in the low-60s. Outlook is for the dry and mostly clear break in the action to last through Friday, and then it’s back to the game as the next wet and windy storm system comes in on Saturday, followed by a chance of rain or showers Sunday through Tuesday. Average temperatures are projected to continue throughout the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement and 45-50F in the passes; a chance of rain today, breezy, high temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog, a chance of rain late, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a slight chance of rain, light east winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps near 40F; partly sunny today, the free air freezing level is at 9,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck website before hitting the road.
Marine: S winds are howling at 25-35 knots offshore this morning at Stonewall Bank, but blowing just 5-10 knots nearshore at South Jetty; seas 10 feet at 17 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect through late tonight for southerlies continuing at 20-25 knots gusting 35 with combined seas 10-12 feet. Winds ease to 15-25 knots after midnight, seas 12 feet at 15 seconds. Tomorrow, SE winds drop to 5-10 knots gusting 15 but expect rough square seas 14 feet at 14 seconds. Outlook is for SE winds 5-10 knots Friday, swells 12 feet, S winds 20-25 knots on Saturday with swells building to 16 feet, and then light southerlies 5-10 knots Sunday, swells around 14 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, breezy, rain developing, 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.
11/02 Wed 08:11 AM 3.04 L
11/02 Wed 02:11 PM 8.27 H
11/02 Wed 08:50 PM -0.06 L
11/03 Thu 03:31 AM 7.11 H
In Short: Rain late, a dry break, then wet again.