Summary: Mostly cloudy skies and a little light rain yesterday morning were followed by dry conditions during the daylight hours. A weather front came barreling through about 2:00pm and the southerly winds kicked up to 25-30 mph with higher gusts; Newport had the peak gust at 44 mph. The thermometer reached into low-to-mid 60s. It was breezy and dry until about 8:00pm when the wind died away and the rain started. Total precipitation was less than a quarter inch. By midnight, the rain had ended and broken overcast carried through until this morning. At daybreak, it was mostly cloudy with a light east wind.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 2,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 5 mph/Pressure: 30.11”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/54F/40mph/0.21”
Depoe Bay: 64F/51F/34mph/0.13”
Forecast: After only three days of dry weather in the entire month of October, this first week of November is going to have at least two. Predictions are holding for dry weather from this morning through tomorrow night. Highs 60-65F, lows about 50F, light winds and some patchy night and morning fog. Outlook is for the next storm to arrive on Saturday bringing up to an inch of rain and blustery winds, then a chance rain Sunday and Monday, rain likely Tuesday, and a chance of showers on Wednesday. Seasonal temperatures are expected to continue with highs of 60F and lows of 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement and 45F in the passes; patchy fog, becoming partly cloudy, high temperatures 60-65F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog, gradually becoming mostly sunny, the thermometer rising to 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a slight chance of rain, patchy fog, becoming mostly sunny, light southwest winds, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are damp this morning, temps 35-40F; a chance of rain early, then partly sunny today, the snow level is at 8,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
TRAVEL NOTE: Studded tires are legal in Oregon from November 1st through March 31st. But because of the damage caused by studded tires, the Department of Transportation encourages motorists to use studded tires only when necessary. Delaying putting on studded tires or using other traction tires is helpful to the condition of the highways. For more about Oregon’s chain law and other seasonal information, please take time to peruse ODOT’s Winter Driving tips.
Marine: S winds are 10-15 knots offshore, E 5-10 knots nearshore, and seas have fallen to about 12 feet this morning. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. Seas building to 17 feet at 14 seconds this afternoon, S winds 10-15 knots. Tonight, southerlies 5-15 knots with square seas 14 feet at 14 seconds. The next front begins impacting local waters tomorrow as S winds rise to 20-25 knots gusting 30 by afternoon, swells 13 feet at 15 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 25-30 knots gusting 35 on Saturday, combined seas 17 feet at 14 seconds, then southerlies 25-30 knots with seas 16-17 feet Sunday and Monday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, patchy fog, light breeze, surf 12-15 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches today. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf, especially during this afternoon’s high tide. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/03 Thu 08:46 AM 3.38 L
11/03 Thu 02:43 PM 8.04 H
11/03 Thu 09:27 PM 0.14 L
11/04 Fri 04:14 AM 6.92 H
In Short: Clearing and dry, then wet and windy.