Summary: On the heels of an overcast but mainly dry early part of the day, the rain arrived on schedule in the late afternoon yesterday and remained fairly continuous ever since. Total precipitation so far has been just under an inch. The thermometer climbed to near 60F and a stiff southerly breeze kicked-in about the time the rain started, blowing strongest between 2:00am and 6:00am this morning. Low temps overnight were in the low-50s. At daybreak, it was raining but the wind had vanished entirely.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 300’, broken @ 1,000’, overcast @ 1,400’
Visibility: 2 miles/Wind: calm/Pressure: 29.90”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/54F/38mph/0.80”
Depoe Bay: 57F/50F/33mph/0.83”
Forecast: Keep your raincoat handy ‘cause we have a very wet week in store. With the possible exception of Friday, there’s rain or showers projected every day through next weekend. Rain continues today, maybe another three-quarters of an inch, light winds and a high near 55F. The Full Beaver, or Frosty, Supermmoon rises this evening, the brightest and biggest in decades (see Lunar Factoid below). There’s not much chance of viewing it locally, however. Steady rain and cloudy skies are expected tonight, low about 50F. Cooler air begins seeping in tomorrow, the rain turns to showers and thunderstorms, the mercury stalls around 55F. Outlook is for showers Wednesday and Thursday, a slight chance of rain Friday, then rain likely Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will be a little lower than recent weeks with highs of 50-55F and lows in the neighborhood of 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s rain, wet pavement and 50F in the passes; rain, possibly heavy at times, today, high temperatures 55-60F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, light southwest wind, high of 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, it’s raining, temp 45F; rain today, the snow level is at 9,000 feet. NOTE: Colder air is projected to bring 3-6 inches of snow to the Cascade highway passes late tomorrow into Wednesday; travelers should be prepared for Winter driving conditions. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are SSW 10-25 knots this morning with square seas 11 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this evening through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from this evening through Thursday afternoon. Last night’s storm is dissipating early today and the breeze should be down to 10-15 knots gusting 20 for a while this afternoon before rising again to 15-20 knots gusting 25 tonight and tomorrow. Swells subside this afternoon to 9 feet at 11 seconds, but rebuild to around 12 feet at 15 seconds overnight into tomorrow. Outlook is for SW winds 10-15 knots with swells 12 feet Wednesday and Thursday, and then SE winds 25-30 knots with choppy seas 7-8 feet on Friday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, light breeze, 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.
11/14 Mon 11:27 AM 10.13 H
11/14 Mon 06:03 PM -1.74 L
11/15 Tue 12:37 AM 8.41 H
11/15 Tue 06:01 AM 2.01 L
In Short: Rain, showers, then continued wet and cooler.
Lunar Factoid: The most spectacular Supermoon since 1948 will light up the sky tonight in clear areas around the world, appearing 14% bigger and 30% brighter than usual. This spectacular cosmic event is the result of the Moon coming nearer to Earth than it has for the past 68 years. The Moon won’t be this close again until it makes a similar approach on November 25th, 2034.