Summary: Except for a little light rain yesterday morning and some sprinkles this morning, we’ve had relatively quiet weather the past 24 hours. Precipitation totals were generally below a tenth of an inch, winds never reached 30 mph (which is our daily stats reporting threshold; anything below that is, well, just another day on the Central Coast) and the thermometer hovered around 60F. Skies remained mostly cloudy with a handful of peeks at Ol’ Sol. Overcast was king through the evening but some clearing periods developed overnight. Lows averaged about 50F. Sprinkles wetted the ground this morning and a light SE breeze was hardly noticeable.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 200’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SE 6 mph/Pressure: 29.98”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/52F/0.10”
Depoe Bay: 59F/49F/0.07”
Forecast: The short break from wet and windy weather will end this afternoon when the next storm system in the current series makes landfall, and this one could be considerably wetter. Rain developing late today, light winds and a high near 60F. Tonight is projected to be a real soaker with as much 1-2 inches of rain, south winds rising to 20-25 mph gusting 30 or better and a low of 50-55F. More rain tomorrow, another half to three-quarters of an inch, moderate southeast winds and highs of 55-60F. Outlook is for showers and cooler Tuesday through Friday, rain on Saturday. The mercury dips to highs of 50-55F and lows around 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 45F in the passes; patchy fog, light rain today, high temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting sprinkles turning to rain late in the day, the thermometer rising to 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain developing, light west winds, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps 40-45F; mostly cloudy with sprinkles today, the snow level is at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement through tonight with the Cascades snow level remaining above the passes. NOTE: Colder air is projected to bring snow down well below the highway passes by Tuesday creating Winter driving conditions. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Not much breeze this morning, S to SE around 10 knots, with seas 9 feet at 13 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect from this afternoon through late tonight in the inner waters but a Gale Warning is posted for waters out past 10 miles. S winds rising to 20-25 knots gusting 30-35 today with seas 7-9 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, winds becoming SW 20-25 knots after midnight, combined seas 13-14 feet at 12 seconds. Lighter winds are expected tomorrow, S 5-10 knots gusting 15, and swells subside to 10-11 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for southerlies 10-20 knots Tuesday through Thursday with swells holding at 12 feet or so. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, 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.
11/13 Sun 10:43 AM 9.79 H
11/13 Sun 05:15 PM -1.16 L
11/13 Sun 11:44 PM 8.22 H
11/14 Mon 05:13 AM 1.74 L
In Short: Rain, showers, then continued wet but cooler.