Summary: Well, at least it didn’t rain during the daylight hours yesterday and the thermometer climbed into the mid-60s. There wasn’t as much full-on sunshine as predicted, but it was indeed dry until early this morning. A weather system made landfall just after dark last night bringing southerly winds 20-25 mph gusting into the 30s and the rain began about 5:00am. So far, precipitation totals have been fairly light, though Lincoln City was the first to feel the brunt of the heavier rain and recorded over a third of an inch overnight. At daybreak, rain was falling with southwest winds 10-25 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 600’, overcast @ 1,200’
Visibility: 3 miles/Wind: SSW 17 G 22/Pressure: 29.79”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/53F/33mph/0.39”
Depoe Bay: 64F/48F/37mph/0.14”
Forecast: Sunset falls by one hour beginning tomorrow as we turn our clocks back tonight for the end of Daylight Saving Time. The weather also falls back after two days of dry. Lots of rain is expected today, up to 1 inch possible, south winds 10-20 mph and a high of 60F. Tonight, the rain turns to showers with another half inch of precipitation, low around 50F. Mostly cloudy with a lingering chance of showers tomorrow, the mercury tops out at 55-60F. Outlook is for patchy fog and partly sunny on Monday, then a chance of showers Tuesday through Thursday, and rain likely Friday. Temps holding in the seasonal range of 50-60F all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s rain with wet pavement and 50-55F in the passes; rain today, heavy at times, breezy, high temperature 55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain, possibly heavy, the thermometer stable at 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, east winds gusting 20 mph, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps 40-45F; rain developing today, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet roads in all areas, with the snow level dipping to near the Cascade passes by tomorrow. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: SW winds are blowing 20-25 knots this morning with rough square seas, 14 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 2:00pm this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow. S winds 15-20 knots gusting 25 early today, easing a little in the afternoon, but swells building to 18 feet. Tonight, S winds 10-20 knots, swells 15-18 feet at 15 seconds. Southerlies continue tomorrow at 15-25 knots, strongest well offshore, and seas 14-17 feet subsiding to 13 feet by afternoon. Outlook is for SE winds 20-30 knots Monday, swells 13 feet, then S winds 20-25 knots Tuesday with seas 16 feet, and SW winds 10 knots, swells around 14 feet on Wednesday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Notice to Mariners… On charts 18561 and 18580, relocate OSU Waldport Offshore Research Lighted Buoy, yellow, Fl Y 4s, from 44-22-00.12N, 124-56-39.480W to 44-22-15.000N, 124-56-52.500W.
On the Beach… Rain, breezy, surf 14-16 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. 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.
11/05 Sat 10:11 AM 3.96 L
11/05 Sat 03:59 PM 7.39 H
11/05 Sat 10:56 PM 0.70 L
11/06 Sun 04:56 AM 6.67 H
In Short: Rain, showers, some drying, then wet.