Summary: Local pluviophiles (rain lovers) may have had to struggle through Thursday and Friday, but with lotsa good ol’ fashioned November rain yesterday, they were grinnin’ ear-to-ear. Precipitation totals were close to predictions at around an inch all along the Central Coast; Lincoln City recorded the most, 1.27”. The thermometer couldn’t quite find 60F and southerly winds were mainly in the 20s. The steady rain ended around 10:00pm followed by a few showers overnight; temps dipped slightly to the low-50s. This morning the sky was lightening with a few spots of blue showing and winds were light.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 700’, broken @ 2,200’ & 2,900’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 3 mph/Pressure: 29.87”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/53F/22mph/1.27”
Depoe Bay: 58F/52F/28mph/0.88”
Forecast: Daylight Saving Time ended overnight, so sunset will be much earlier this evening, 4:57pm. And, we fall below 10 hours of daylight today with just 9 hours 56 minutes of it. There’s a slight chance of showers this morning but also some sunbreaks possible through the day, light winds and a high about 60F. Tonight, a weak weather system could generate a little bit of rain and south winds gusting 20 mph or so, low near 50F. Some fog tomorrow morning to start off the workweek, then partly sunny in the afternoon and warmer as the mercury reaches 60-65F. Outlook is for unsettled conditions with on-again, off-again clouds, clearing, showers and rain Tuesday through Friday. Highest rain chances are Tuesday night and Friday. Temps stay in the average range from lows of 50F to highs of 60F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 45F in the passes; mostly cloudy, chance of showers today, high temperatures 50-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting mixed skies, a slight chance of showers, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of showers, variable winds 5-10 mph, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps 35-40F; chance of showers today, the snow level is just above the passes at 5,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is damp roads in all areas, with the snow level remaining above the Cascade passes tonight. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds have relaxed significantly this morning, down to SSW 10-15 knots, but seas are still rough and square, 12 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect today. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect tonight through Monday night within 10 miles of shore, while a Gale Warning is up for tonight through tomorrow night from 10-60 miles offshore. SW winds today 10-20 knots with gusts to 25 and seas 12-14 feet. For tonight and tomorrow, S winds 15-20 knots gusting 25 nearshore but 20-30 knots gusting 35 well offshore, combined seas 10-17 feet, highest out past 10 miles. Outlook is for southerlies 15-25 knots Tuesday through Thursday with swells 12-15 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 10-12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/06 Sun 10:10 AM 4.1 L
11/06 Sun 03:53 PM 7.0 H
11/06 Sun 10:50 PM 1.0 L
11/07 Mon 05:53 AM 6.7 H
In Short: Showers, drying, then unsettled.