Summary: Mixed skies, scattered showers yesterday; mainly clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/42F/23mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 53F/39F/21mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 10 mph/Altimeter: 30.13”
Forecast: It’s last call for dry weather today before the innkeeper closes-up shop and the rain and wind return. Increasing clouds and breezy, high this afternoon in the low-50s. Rain developing overnight, low 45F or so. Tomorrow, rainy and windy, high of 55F. Outlook is for rain Thursday, showers Friday, a chance of rain Saturday, then rain Sunday and Monday. Not much change in temperature is expected as highs reach the low-50s and lows slump to the mid-40s throughout the extended period.
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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 35-40F, a Wind Advisory is in effect for Portland Metro, south to Woodburn and west to Hillsboro. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F, east winds gusting 40-60 mph today. For the Cascades, highways have some icy spots, 25-30F, the free air freezing level is at the surface but rising above the passes to 6,500 feet this afternoon, windy with gusts 35-40 mph. * 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 ESE 10-20 knots gusting 25 this morning, strongest well offshore, with choppy seas 3-4 feet at 4 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through tomorrow evening nearshore. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from late tonight through tomorrow evening. A Gale Warning is in effect from this evening through tomorrow evening out past 10 miles from shore. Expect E to SE winds this morning, with gusts 20-25 knots. A rather impressive gradient will sit over the coastal waters today through Wednesday night, but the orientation favors gusty SE winds. The gradient will tighten a bit tonight, with gusts 35-45 knots over the outer waters. Strongest winds will generally stay beyond 30 miles from shore. Low pressure swings closer to the region as it moves northeast towards Vancouver Island on Wednesday. While the low stays well offshore, it will bring a cold front across Central Coast waters later Wednesday. Gales should decease rapidly behind the front. Seas will be on the rise, thanks mostly to the winds offshore. It’s likely we’ll see choppy seas 11-15 feet later tonight, and 15-20 feet tomorrow. Like the winds, the highest seas will stay over the outer waters, then subside on 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… Mostly cloudy, breezy, 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.
11/07 Tue 7:45 AM 2.84 L
11/07 Tue 1:45 PM 9.50 H
11/07 Tue 8:43 PM -1.31 L
11/08 Wed 3:31 AM 7.56 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, then wet and windy.