Summary: We had a serious case of the blahs yesterday. Skies were mostly cloudy, winds never got above 10 mph, there was no precipitation and the thermometer hung out in the upper-50s. Some fog developed after dusk cutting visibility to less than 2 miles at times before vanishing around midnight. Low temps were only a few degrees below the afternoon highs. High, thin clouds returned before dawn and were still in place this morning, providing some stunning color contrast for the sunrise. What little bit of wind there was blew out of the east-southeast at under 10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 6/Pressure: 29.81”
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 59F/54F
Depoe Bay: 58F/52F
Forecast: It looks like Veterans Day ceremony participants will not get wet today, but the next storm system is looming just offshore and preparing to come in early this evening. After a mild and dry day with a high around 60F, rain is expected tonight, maybe a half inch, along with a High Wind Warning for south winds 25-35 mph gusting 45-55 (gusts near 65 mph possible on beaches and headlands). Low temps near 55F. Light rain starts tomorrow off followed by lingering showers from noon on, easing winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for a 50-50 chance of rain Sunday, rain likely Monday and Tuesday, showers Wednesday, then a chance of showers on Thursday. Mercury readings will be a tad lower this week as highs peak at 55F and lows sink to 45F. In the long long-term, we could be in for quite a Winter. See story below.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement, patchy fog on the east side, and 50F in the passes; patchy fog and mostly cloudy today, high temperatures 60-65F. Willamette Valley destinations (except Portland Metro) are under a Dense Fog Advisory until noon, then mostly cloudy, the thermometer rising to 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, light east winds, high of 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, temps near 45F; mostly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly 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: SE winds are 10-15 knots this morning with seas 10-11 feet at 14 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and seas are in effect through late this afternoon. A Gale Warning is then effect through late tonight. S winds increasing to 15-25 knots this afternoon with swells 11-12 feet at 13-14 seconds. This evening and into tonight, southerlies 25-30 knots gusting 35, combined rough seas 15 feet at 15 seconds. Tomorrow, SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells 12 feet at 15 seconds. Outlook is for another gale late Sunday into Sunday night as S winds rise again to 20-25 knots gusting 30-35, seas 10-11 feet, then southerlies 10-20 knots with swells 14-15 feet Monday and Tuesday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, 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.
11/11 Fri 09:17 AM 8.66 H
11/11 Fri 03:38 PM 0.71 L
11/11 Fri 09:52 PM 7.46 H
11/12 Sat 03:36 AM 1.40 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, rainy and windy, then continued wet.