Summary: Yesterday may be best described as a recession with the breeze, rain and flooding all receding by afternoon following the wind-blown soaking we received over the early part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Rainfall totals barely hit a tenth of an inch, southerly winds peaked in the upper-teens and temps were in the mid-50s. The heaviest precipitation came between 2:00pm and 4:00pm. It was mostly dry overnight with scattered clouds and ESE winds 10-15 mph. This morning, dripless high clouds covered the sky and winds were under 10 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 8,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SE 5 mph/Pressure: 29.42”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/47F/0.09”
Depoe Bay: 55F/46F/0.12”
Forecast: More wet stuff on the way, with rain, showers and maybe some thunderstorms today, total precip up to three-quarter of an inch, west winds gusting 25 mph and a high of 50-55F. Tonight, showers continue, a moderate southwest breeze, and the mercury dips to 45F. Regular ol’ steady rain returns tomorrow by lunchtime and lingers through Sunday night, high about 55F. Outlook is for showers on Monday, dry and partly to mostly cloudy Tuesday, showers Wednesday and Thursday, and then another possibly dry day next Friday. The thermometer cooling a bit during the extended period as highs of 50F and lows of 40F are projected.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s wet pavement, showers and 40-45F in the passes; showers and breezy today, minor stream and river flooding, high temperature 45-50F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain, breezy, the thermometer rising to 50F. NOTE: Look for heavier than usual weekend traffic on I-5 between Portland and Eugene today as fans converge on Reser Stadium in Corvallis for the annual OSU/UO Civil War football game. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain, light east winds, high of 45F. For the Cascades, highways are wet this morning, temp is right at 35F, rain and snow showers today, snow accumulations 1-3 inches, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet, carry chains or use traction tires. Outlook for Thanksgiving holiday weekend travelers is wet roads at the lower elevations, but a Winter Storm Watch has been posted for snow in the Cascade highway passes, the snow level dropping to 3,000 feet tonight through tomorrow night, snow accumulations up to a foot possible. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are light E nearshore this morning but blowing 15-20 knots offshore at Stonewall Bank, with seas 12 feet at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 2:00pm this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 today, combined seas 12 feet at 12 seconds. Tonight, W winds 20-25 knots gusting 30, veering to NW after midnight, swells 11 feet at 11 seconds. SW winds return tomorrow at 15-20 knots with swells about 10 feet. Outlook is for NW winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 on Monday, SW winds 20-25 knots Tuesday, and NW again 20-25 knots Wednesday; swells 12-14 feet through the periods. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, 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.
11/26 Sat 09:58 AM 8.55 H
11/26 Sat 04:39 PM 0.58 L
11/26 Sat 11:02 PM 6.92 H
11/27 Sun 04:21 AM 2.95 L
In Short: Showers, moderate winds, then continued unsettled.