Summary: Sunny, breezy and warm yesterday; clear and chilly overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/50F/21mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 68F/38F/15mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ENE 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.09”
Forecast: Halloween night’s weather can vary greatly on the Central Coast, often playing a foul trick on the little ones out collecting their annual supply of sweets. (The last completely dry All Hallows Eve was back in 2006.) But this year, the ghosts, ghouls and goblins are in for a treat as we have virtually ideal conditions predicted. Partly cloudy skies, northwest winds 5-10 mph, temp about 50F, the nearly-full Moon rising just in time at 4:31pm, and a 5:58pm sunset. That all follows another sunny day with a high about 60F this afternoon. Changes begin tomorrow as the clouds roll in and a chance of showers develops. Outlook is for rain at times Thursday through Saturday, then a chance of showers lingers into Sunday and Monday. It’ll not only be wet, but cooler, too; daytime highs rise to just 50-55F and overnight lows dip to 40-45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mainly dry, but spots of frost are possible, temps 30-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 25-35F, areas of frost, the free air freezing level is at 11,000 feet. * An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are ENE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 10 seconds. Not much to worry about today through tomorrow with winds 5-15 knots and seas subsiding to 3-6 feet. A series of weak low-pressure systems coming from British Columbia will slowly drift southward across Central Coast waters Thursday night through Saturday. This will likely bring additional bouts of wind and higher seas, but Gale Force or stronger winds during this time appear unlikely at this point. A potentially stronger frontal storm system may impact the waters early next week. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/31 Tue 10:15 AM 7.76 H
10/31 Tue 4:25 PM 1.82 L
10/31 Tue 10:23 PM 7.02 H
11/01 Wed 4:23 AM 1.21 L
In Short: Mainly clear, increasing clouds, then wet and cooler.