Summary: Mostly cloudy, showers yesterday; mixes skies, chilly overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/43F/21mph/0.07”
Depoe Bay: 52F/38F/22mph/0.34”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 6,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.09”
Forecast: We’re currently between weather systems so there was plenty of clearing last night for viewing the Full Beaver Moon and Taurids Meteor Shower. Today, there’s a slight chance of showers, high of 50F. The next storm arrives tonight with heavy rain, up to an inch, southerly winds gusting 30 mph or more, and a low of 45F. Don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour as we Fall Back to Standard Time officially at 2:00am Sunday morning. Showers tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook is for partly sunny Monday and Tuesday, then rain likely Wednesday through Friday. High temps 50-55F and lows in the mid- to upper-40s.
With the stormy season upon us, use Weather or Not’s Twitter feed to get updated regional travel info and immediate notification of any new advisories, watches or warnings affecting the Central Coast. Just follow @chrisburnswx.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, spots of ice possible, temps 30-35F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, 20-30F, the snow level is well below the passes at 2,500 feet; carry chains or tractions tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range. Snow is likely in the Cascades with up to a foot of accumulation possible through tomorrow night, the snow level remains at 2,500 feet, and a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 11:00pm tonight through 10:00pm Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are variable 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from late this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon. Another weak low off the south coast of British Columbia will drop southward today, and move inland over Southwest Washington tonight. This will tighten pressure gradients later today and tonight, with gusty south to southwesterly winds for a time. Winds will gradually ease as they become westerly Sunday, but we could see swells rise to 9-10 feet on Central Coast waters. Expect a bit of a break in the weather as winds turn more offshore later Sunday night and Monday. Another front will approach the region from the west on Tuesday and Wednesday, with increasing east to southeasterly winds. Looking more likely it will stay breezy for a good part of next week, with seas getting near 15 feet later Wednesday through Thursday. * 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… Possible showers, breezy, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/04 Sat 6:26 AM 1.74 L
11/04 Sat 12:35 PM 9.72 H (King Tide)
11/04 Sat 7:15 PM -1.18 L
11/05 Sun 1:45 AM 7.99
In Short: Chance of showers, rainy/windy, a dry break, then stormy.