Summary: Yesterday morning, all the polls predicted partly to mostly sunny skies. But the clouds won instead and high overcast carried the day. It was warmer than normal with the mercury climbing into the upper-60s, albeit no new records were set in our communities (daily high temperature records for November 7th are in the low-70s). There were a few clouds overnight, light winds and lows in the mid-50s. At daybreak, it was mostly clear, but by 8:00am overcast had redeveloped and winds were light.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,800’ & 4,700’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 5 mph/Pressure: 29.93”
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/59F
Depoe Bay: 67F/55F
Forecast: On this election day 2016, the choice is clear; at least some clearing that is. Projections show partly sunny skies through the early part of the day with near record highs of 65-70F, but late returns are expected to bring a change to thickening clouds and gusty winds before the polls close. It’s all over tonight as our incumbent rain returns to the Central Coast, up to half an inch, it’ll be breezy and lows dip to about 55F. Tomorrow begins cloudy with a chance of rain, then gradual clearing, light winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for partly sunny Thursday, rain on Veterans Day, a chance of showers Saturday, then rain again Sunday and Monday. Look for normal thermometer readings all week; highs of 55-60F, lows near 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement, areas of fog and 40-45F in the passes; fog lifting and becoming mostly sunny by noon, high temperatures 60-65F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting areas of fog early, sunshine later, the thermometer rising to 65-70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, east winds 20-25 mph gusting 35, high of 65F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps 40-50F; sunny today, the free air freezing level is 13,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: SE winds are 10-15 knots this morning with seas 10 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas runs through tomorrow. S winds rising this afternoon to 20-25 knots gusting 30 and swells building to 12 feet at 14 seconds. Southerlies easing to 10-15 knots after midnight with rough cross swells 9-13 feet at 11-13 seconds. Tomorrow, S winds 10-15 knots, seas 13 feet at 15 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 15-25 knots Thursday through Saturday with swells 10-19 feet, highest on Friday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/08 Tue 12:36 PM 3.58 L
11/08 Tue 06:21 PM 6.54 H
11/09 Wed 12:51 AM 1.28 L
11/09 Wed 07:44 AM 7.44 H
In Short: Clearing, warm, then wet, cooler and unsettled.