Summary: It was unseasonably warm again yesterday, in fact afternoon temps were higher here than over in the Valley which was recovering from dense fog in the morning hours. Depoe Bay hit 68F for the highest locally. A fairly stiff southwest breeze kicked-up around 11:00am and blew through most of the afternoon. Skies cleared during the evening but overcast returned shortly after midnight and a weak weather disturbance brought rain to our area beginning about 1:00am. Total precip was in the neighborhood of a quarter inch, and the thermometer dropped into the upper-50s. This morning, the rain had ceased, it was cloudy and south winds were blowing 10-20 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 600’
Visibility: 2 miles/Wind: S 16 mph G 21/Pressure: 30.02”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/59F/28mph/0.31”
Depoe Bay: 68F/58F/29mph/0.22”
Forecast: There’s nothing settled in the atmospheric pattern expected over the next week or so. Today, tonight and tomorrow are predicted to be mainly dry with some breaks in the clouds, fog, light winds, highs of 60F and lows of 50F. Outlook is for a weather system to arrive on Veterans Day with rainy and breezy conditions, a chance of showers and partly sunny Saturday, rain possible Sunday, then rain likely Monday and Tuesday. Temps a smidge cooler as the mercury climbs to 55-60F during the day and dips to 45-50F at night.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 50F in the passes; patchy fog and mostly cloudy, high temperature 60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a chance of rain early, sunshine later, the thermometer rising to 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain likely before noon, gradually becoming sunny in the afternoon, light east winds, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps 40-45F; a chance of rain and partly sunny today, the snow level is 8,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are S 15-20 knots this morning with rough square seas 16 feet at 16 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through this evening. Southerlies 10-15 knots today, seas 16 feet subsiding to 13 feet at 16 seconds this afternoon. Tonight, SE winds 10-15 knots with swells 11 feet subsiding to 9 feet at 15 seconds. S winds tomorrow 15-20 knots, swells 8 feet at 13 seconds. Outlook is for a gale on Friday as southerlies rise to 30-35 knots and combined seas build to 14-17 feet, S winds 10-15 knots Saturday, seas 17 feet, and then S winds 25-30 knots Sunday with swells 11 feet. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Broken overcast, 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.
11/09 Wed 07:44 AM 7.44 H
11/09 Wed 01:46 PM 2.81 L
11/09 Wed 07:40 PM 6.67 H
11/10 Thu 01:50 AM 1.32 L
In Short: Some clearing, then continued unsettled.