Summary: It doesn’t happen very often, but yesterday all of our reporting communities had exactly the same high temperature, 61F, and also matching precipitation, 0.01” (most of which was light drizzle early this morning). Low temps varied, as did the amount of fog and clouds with some areas getting more clearing than others. Overnight, sky cover ranged from scattered to completely overcast with occasional peeks at the waxing gibbous Moon. It was foggy, cloudy and damp at daybreak, the breeze wafting lightly out of the southeast.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 700’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: calm/Pressure: 29.94”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/55F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 61F/52F/0.01”
Forecast: What could be the last dry stretch for a while is projected for today through tomorrow morning. Look for fog and partial clearing with light winds, a high this afternoon of 60F and tonight’s low about 50F under mostly cloudy skies. Tomorrow, for the Veterans Day holiday, a 50-50 chance of rain by afternoon, south winds gusting 30 mph and the thermometer climbing to 60-65F. Outlook is for rainy and breezy tomorrow night, a good chance of rain/showers Saturday through Monday, rain on Tuesday, and then showers likely Wednesday. Temps come down a little with highs reaching 55F and lows 45-50F during the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement, patchy fog and 45-50F in the passes; areas of fog and partly sunny today, high temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting areas of dense fog early, partly sunny later, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, east winds gusting 25 mph, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are damp this morning, temps 45-50F; partly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is on/off wet pavement tonight through Sunday night with the Cascades snow level remaining well above the passes. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Rather benign conditions this morning with SE winds 5-10 knots and seas down to 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. A Gale Watch is in effect from tomorrow afternoon through the evening. S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 today and tonight with swells 8 feet at 13 seconds early, building to 12 feet by late this evening. Tomorrow, S winds 20-25 knots rising to 25-30 knots gusting 35 in the afternoon, combined seas 13 feet at 14 seconds. Outlook is for SW winds 5-10 knots and swells 11 feet on Saturday, another gale is possible Sunday as southerlies rise again to 25-35 knots and seas build to 14 feet, then SW winds 10-15 knots, swells 11 feet on Monday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, partly sunny, breezy, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/10 Thu 08:33 AM 8.02 H
11/10 Thu 02:46 PM 1.80 L
11/10 Thu 08:50 PM 7.02 H
11/11 Fri 02:45 AM 1.34 L
In Short: Fog, partial clearing, stormy, then continued unsettled.