Summary: Mainly cloudy and breezy yesterday; overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/48F/39mph/~0.01”
Depoe Bay: 54F/44F/26mph/~0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 6,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 14 mph/Altimeter: 29.74”
Forecast: We’ll be under a persistent progressive pattern over the next week or so, and we’re not talkin’ politics here, folks. East winds kept the rain at bay overnight, but that’s about to change as the breeze swings around to the south this morning opening the door for several days of progressive onshore flow and wet weather. Rainfall totals today could reach half an inch, southerly winds gust 30-40 mph and the mercury rises to 55F. Tonight, another quarter inch of rain, still breezy, and lows in the upper-40s. Showers and possible thunderstorms tomorrow, high in the low-50s. Outlook is for rain Friday, a chance of rain Saturday, then rain likely Sunday through Tuesday. No unusual readings are expected on the thermometer with highs 50-55F and lows about 45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-45F, east winds gusting 40-50 mph. For the Cascades, highways have some icy spots, 30-35F, the snow level is at 3,500 feet but expected to rise above the passes to 5,500 feet this afternoon, snow accumulations 3-6 inches possible, carry chains or traction 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 SE 10-20 knots this morning with rough seas 14 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and hazardous seas is in effect nearshore through tomorrow evening. A Gale Warning is in effect for the outer waters through late tonight. Multiple low-pressure centers are rotating around a parent low well offshore today and tomorrow. High-pressure inland and low-pressure offshore are maintaining moderate S to SE winds this morning, with gusts 35-45 knots over the outer waters. Winds are not as strong closer to shore. The next low tracks northward near 128W tonight and swings a cold front through the waters. Winds may reach gale force late tonight or early tomorrow. The strongest winds will generally stay beyond 30 miles from shore. We’ll see a brief break in the weather later Friday night and Saturday, but unsettled weather with gusty southerly winds returns Sunday and Monday. There are choppy wind-driven seas this morning, ranging from around 9 feet close to shore to near 17 feet over the far outer waters. Seas come up a few more feet today, then hold steady into tonight, dropping back a bit later tonight into tomorrow as the strong winds ease. But, seas are likely to hold in the 10-15 foot range for tomorrow, then subside Thursday night and Friday. * 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… Rain, breezy, surf 10-12 feet (moderate).
* 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: Rainy and windy, then continued wet and sometimes breezy.