Summary: The High Wind Warning was cancelled early, at 6:45am this morning. Southerly winds never reached the full potential anticipated with gusts mostly in the 30s; Yachats took one blast of 41 mph for the highest on the Central Coast. Strongest in the area was 73 mph on Mary’s Peak in the Coast Range east of Newport. Rain totals were closer to target with about a third of an inch falling; Lincoln City had 0.38”, the most recorded locally. The thermometer remained at above average levels with highs in the low-60s and lows in the low-50s. Conditions had settled down considerably by daybreak as the breeze eased and the rain turned to showers.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 400’, overcast @ 2,600’
Visibility: 3 miles/Wind: SW 14 mph/Pressure: 29.89”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/55F/35mph/0.38”
Depoe Bay: 64F/52F/35mph/0.37”
Forecast: We’re down to just a chance of showers today, southwest winds easing to 10-15 mph, and the mercury tops out around 60F. Tonight, mainly cloudy skies, light winds and a low near 50F. The next storm system is expected tomorrow with rain developing by afternoon but not as breezy as last night. Outlook is for rain, possibly heavy at times, on Monday and Tuesday, showers Wednesday and Thursday, then a chance of rain Friday. The streak of warmer than normal temperatures we’ve experienced recently is predicted to end by midweek as the first cooler air of the season arrives; highs will struggle to make 55F and lows drop to 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 50-55F in the passes; decreasing showers and mostly cloudy today, high temperature 55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, mostly cloudy, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, showers early in the day, light southwest winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps near 45F; mostly cloudy with showers today, the snow level is at 6,500 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement through Sunday night with the Cascades snow level remaining above the passes. NOTE: Colder air is projected to bring snow down well below the highway passes by midweek creating Winter driving conditions. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: SW winds are down to 10-20 knots this morning with rough seas 15-16 feet at 12 seconds. The Gale Warning expired at 8:00am. The breeze is already easing and should be down to 10-15 knots gusting 20 the rest of today and this evening, but a Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas 10-13 feet at 14 seconds is in effect through late tonight. After midnight, S winds 5-10 knots gusting 15, swells subsiding to 8 feet at 13 seconds. Another weather system impacts local waters tomorrow and S winds rise to 20-25 knots gusting 30-35 with seas building to 10 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for southerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30 on Monday, swells around 10 feet, SW winds Tuesday 20-25 knots with seas 14 feet, and then W winds 5-10 knots and swells 12 feet on Wednesday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 12-14 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/12 Sat 10:00 AM 9.28 H
11/12 Sat 04:27 PM -0.31 L
11/12 Sat 10:49 PM 7.89 H
11/13 Sun 04:25 AM 1.53 L
In Short: Showers, rain, then wet and cooler.