WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Weather or Not: Paying Penance

wxon-cbFriday, Nov. 4th – Lincoln County

Summary: Nailed it. No measurable precipitation was recorded along the Central Coast yesterday. Early morning overcast gave way to periods of gauzy sunshine, light winds and highs in the low-60s. There was some haze along the beaches and patchy fog in the evening which persisted until about midnight when the skies cleared entirely. That, of course, allowed the daytime heat to escape and we saw the thermometer slump as low as the mid-40s; Newport dropped to 43F for the chilliest locally. At daybreak, a thin layer of low clouds and fog blocked the sky and there was no wind.

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 500′
Visibility: 3 miles/Wind: calm/Pressure: 29.87”

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 61F/53F
Depoe Bay: 63F/49F
Newport: 63F/43F
Waldport: 58F/45F
Yachats: 62F/50F

Forecast: We’re going to get our second dry day in a row, but not without paying penance for it tonight and tomorrow. Partly sunny skies today, increasing clouds in the afternoon, south winds 10-15 mph gusting 25 and highs around 65F. The next storm system arrives thiswxon-sunbreaks evening with a good chance of rain by midnight, moderate southerlies and lows about 50F. Tomorrow, rain, heavy at times with one to two inches possible, blustery south winds gusting 35-40 mph and cooler as the mercury stops between 55F and 60F. Outlook is for rain continuing Saturday night, showers on Sunday, a chance of rain Monday, rain likely Tuesday, and then a chance of rain or showers Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures stay on the seasonal grid with highs of 60F and lows of 50F.

Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement and 40-45F in the passes; areas of fog, becoming partly cloudy, breezy, high temperatures 60-65F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting areas of dense fog early, gradually becoming mostly sunny, the thermometer rising to 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunshine, light east winds, high of 70F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps 40-45F; mostly sunny today, the free air freezing level is at 10,000 feet. Sno-Park Permits are now required in the mountains; see Travel Note below. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet and breezy in all areas, with the snow level dipping to near the Cascade passes on Sunday. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.

TRAVEL NOTE: As you prepare for the coming Winter season, be sure to buy a Sno-Park permit. This year’s Sno-Park season began November 1st and runs through April 30th, 2017. Oregon’s Sno-Park program helps provide snow removal at about 100 Winter recreation parking areas (Sno-Parks) across the state. Sno-Parks are located in most of Oregon’s mountain passes including ski, snowmobile, and snow play areas. A list of areas designated as a ‘Sno-Park’ and where to buy permits is available at ODOT’s Travel Center. If you park in a Sno-Park between now and April 30th, you need a valid Sno-Park permit displayed in your vehicle near the lower left corner of the windshield.

There are three types of permits:
* $25 seasonal permit
* $9 three-day permit, good for three consecutive days
* $4 daily permit

Marine: Offshore conditions this morning are about average for November with S winds 15-20 knots and seas 12 feet at wxon-gale15 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through this afternoon at which time they’ll be replaced by a Gale Warning through late tonight. S winds rising to 20-25 knots today and swells building to 13 feet at 14 seconds. Tonight, expect southerlies 20-25 knots gusting 35, combined rough seas 17 feet at 14 seconds. Seas and breeze ease a little tomorrow with S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 and seas subsiding to 14 feet and 14 seconds. Outlook is for SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 on Sunday, swells 13 feet at 13 seconds, and then southerlies 20-25 knots Monday and Tuesday, seas 12-15 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.

On the Beach… Mostly sunny, patchy fog, becoming breezy, surf 12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
11/04 Fri 09:25 AM 3.70 L
11/04 Fri 03:18 PM 7.74 H
11/04 Fri 10:09 PM 0.41 L
11/05 Sat 05:03 AM 6.75 H

In Short: Mixed sky and dry, then wet and windy.

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