Summary: As expected, most of the daylight hours were relatively dry with showers spitting only a few drops of rain yesterday. It was indeed a little breezy; winds blew from the southeast at 15-25 mph gusting into the upper-20s. The thermometer warmed to around 60F. Heftier rain showers arrived after dark and were frequent throughout most of the night, producing a half to three-quarters of an inch of precipitation, heaviest in our southern section. Low temps slipped to about 50F. The radar was still dotted with showers at daybreak, winds had retreated to southeast 5-10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 800’ & 1,300’, overcast @ 6,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 7 mph/Pressure: 29.57”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/51F/0.54”
Depoe Bay: 60F/49F/0.65”
Forecast: Cool, wet and unstable weather continues to dominate predictions for the week ahead. For today, expect more showers with up to a half inch of precipitation, possible thunderstorms, southwest winds gusting 25 and a high around 55F. Showers continue tonight bringing another quarter inch of rain, light winds and the mercury dips to 45F. Could be somewhat dry tomorrow as we’ll be between storm systems, high about 55F. Outlook is for rain on Tuesday, showers Wednesday, the mercury climbs to 55F during the day and drops to 45-50F at night.
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend… Thursday through Sunday expect rainy and windy conditions at the lower elevations, highs near 50F, lows about 45F. Those with travel plans across the Cascades or Siskiyous should be prepared for winter driving conditions.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement and 45-50F in the passes; showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms today, high temperature 50-55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting showers, possible thunderstorms this afternoon, the thermometer rising to 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, light southeast wind, high 50F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temps 35-40F; rain and snow showers today, snow accumulations of 1-3 inches possible, the snow level is near the passes at 5,000 feet; carry chains or traction tires. Outlook for weekend travelers is wet roads at the lower elevations tonight, but 1-3 inches of snow in the Cascade passes as the snow level drops to 4,500 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: S winds are 10-20 knots this morning with rough seas 14 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and seas is in effect through this afternoon. SW winds 10-20 knots gusting 25 today, combined seas 14 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight and tomorrow, the breeze eases to WSW 5-15 knots and swells subside to 8 feet at 10 seconds. Outlook is for S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 Tuesday through Thursday, swells building from 8 feet to 17 feet by Thanksgiving Day. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, chance of thunderstorms, 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.
11/20 Sun 10:43 AM 3.51 L
11/20 Sun 04:33 PM 7.47 H
11/20 Sun 11:10 PM 0.59 L
11/21 Mon 06:07 AM 7.69 H
In Short: Showers, possible thunderstorms, a short break, then wet and windy.