Summary: Mostly cloudy, showers yesterday; heavy showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 52F/43F/47mph/0.67”
Depoe Bay: 51F/39F/31mph/0.45”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 2,500’, broken @ 4,900’, overcast @ 6,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: WNW 7 mph/Altimeter: 29.89”
Forecast: Another showery day is on tap with a few sunbreaks thrown-in for good measure, northwest winds gusting 25 mph or so and a high this afternoon of 50F. Tonight, it’s gonna get dark early with Standard Time sunset at 4:59pm; showers should be diminishing, low around 40F. Looks like we’ll get a break tomorrow as high pressure builds-in for a mostly dry day, a peek-a-boo Sun and the thermometer stalls at 50F. Outlook is for partly to mostly sunny Tuesday, rainy and breezy Wednesday, rain likely Thursday and Friday, then a chance of rain on Saturday. The mercury is expected to be about average for early November – highs of 50-55F and lows of 45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways are snow-covered, 20-30F, the snow level is 2,500 feet; chains or tractions tires are required over the passes; a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 6:00pm tonight.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range. Snow remains likely in the Cascade passes with another 5-10 inches accumulation possible through tonight, the snow level continues at 2,500-3,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are WNW 15-20 knots this morning with rough seas 9-10 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect today for all local waters. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect this morning for areas out past 10 miles. SW to W winds are gusting up to 25 knots this morning, and to around 30 knots over the outer waters. The breeze will gradually ease today as the low moves farther inland and the pressure gradient relaxes. Seas generally 6-9 feet today into tonight, though still possibly reaching around 10 feet over the outer waters. Wind speeds continue to diminish tonight and tomorrow. Forecast models are in general agreement showing increasing SE to S wind over Central Coast waters Tuesday, likely reaching small craft advisory criteria late Monday night or Tuesday morning. Low-end gale force winds are possible Tuesday night and Wednesday as the next front slowly approaches. * 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… Showers, breezy, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/05 Sun 6:09 AM 2.08 L
11/05 Sun 12:15 PM 9.89 H (King Tide)
11/05 Sun 7:02 PM -1.49 L
11/06 Mon 1:37 AM 7.92 H
In Short: Showers, drying, then wet and sometimes windy.