Summary: Clouds, sunbreaks, showers yesterday; showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/42F/28mph/0.14”
Depoe Bay: 51F/39F/21mph/0.28”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,200’, broken @ 4,800’, overcast @ 6,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.23”
Forecast: We’re in for a short break from the wet weather as conditions begin improving today. Expect some sunshine by afternoon following a chance of showers this morning, light winds and a high of 50F. Tonight, partly cloudy and chilly, lows in the upper-30s. Mixed skies and dry tomorrow, a tad warmer, the mercury climbs to the low-50s. Outlook is for the break to end Wednesday as the next storm system comes in bearing rain, lasting well into Thursday, then showers Friday, a chance of rain Saturday, and rain likely Sunday. Temperatures should be near seasonal with highs of 50-55F and lows about 45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mostly dry, spots of ice possible, temps 30-35F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways are snow- and ice-covered, 25-30F, the snow level is 3,000 feet, a chance of snow showers today, carry chains or tractions tires. * Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are SSE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from Tuesday morning though Wednesday morning. Rather quiet on the coastal waters today, with winds gradually turning more E to SE as higher pressure builds over the Pacific Northwest. This inland high will remain steadfast through Wednesday, while lower pressure stays well offshore maintaining E to SE winds, with gusts 25-30 knots at times tonight through early Wednesday. Forecast models continue to show low pressure swinging closer to the region as it moves northeast towards Vancouver Island on Wednesday. While the low remains well offshore, it will swing a cold front across Central Coast waters later Wednesday. Seas 5-7 feet today, then a bit lower tonight and tomorrow. As the next frontal system approaches Tuesday night, seas will again build. We’ll likely see choppy seas near 15 feet by Wednesday. * 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… Becoming partly sunny, light wind, surf 4-6 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/06 Mon 6:55 AM 2.45 L
11/06 Mon 12:58 PM 9.82 H (King Tide)
11/06 Mon 7:51 PM -1.52 L
11/07 Tue 2:32 AM 7.76 H
In Short: Clearing and drying, then wet and breezy.