Summary: You couldn’t have asked for a better soundtrack to curl up with a good book last night. Rain showers occasionally pelting the roof and the deep roar of big surf in the background. Seas over 20 feet made the ocean loud enough to be heard indoors even through closed doors and windows. The evening was basically a continuation of a showery day along the Central Coast with the ground never quite drying, uncommon Wintertime northwest winds gusting to around 30 mph and highs in the low-50s. The showers ended about 2:00am this morning, and lows dipped into the low-40s. At daybreak, it was overcast and dead calm.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 4,600’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Pressure: 30.21”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/46F/31mph/0.22”
Depoe Bay: 53F/43F/35mph/0.13”
Forecast: You get a break from the onslaught today. Look for mixed skies, mainly dry, light winds and the thermometer rising to 55F. Increasing clouds are expected by sunset with rain and wind developing in the evening, lasting through the night; precipitation could reach another half inch, southerly gusts to 30 mph, and a low around 45F. Showers are likely tomorrow, a moderate northwest breeze and highs of 50-55F. Outlook is for mainly dry on Thursday, rain Friday, a chance of rain Saturday, rain likely Sunday, and showers Monday. The mercury starts dropping early next week as some cold air filters in pushing highs down to 45F and lows into the upper-30s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s dry pavement and 35-40F in the passes; partly sunny, patchy fog today, high temperature 45-50F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog, partly sunny, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny skies, east wind 10-15 mph gusting 20, high of 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, ice and slush this morning, temps 25-30F, chains or traction tires required over Willamette Pass, carry chains or use traction tires on Santiam Pass and at Government Camp. Mostly cloudy today with a slight chance of rain or snow showers at the passes; a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from midnight tonight through noon tomorrow for an additional 3-9 inches of snow, the snow level will be between 3,000 and 4,000 feet. * Motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Seas are down to 16 feet at 15 seconds this morning after cresting at nearly 25 feet last night, and winds have come down to SE 5-10 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from noon today through tomorrow. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through tomorrow. Winds becoming S 15-25 knots by this afternoon, seas 12-14 feet at 15-17 seconds. Tonight, S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with swells 10-12 feet at 13 seconds. Another NW wind event begins tomorrow, expect 15-20 knots gusting 25, and square seas 13 feet at 13 seconds. Outlook is for N wind 10-15 knots Thursday, SW wind 10-15 knots Friday, and NW wind 10 knots again Saturday, swells 10-12 feet, building to 16 feet on Saturday. * Make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, breezy, surf 10-15 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf, especially during high tides. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/29 Tue 11:38 AM 8.86 H
11/29 Tue 06:22 PM -0.30 L
11/30 Wed 01:01 AM 7.46 H
11/30 Wed 06:12 AM 3.47 L
In Short: Mixed sky and dry, rainy, then unsettled and cooler.