Summary: Rain early yesterday, an afternoon break; showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 57F/49F/39mph/0.49”/1.56”
Depoe Bay: 57F/48F/31mph/0.48”/1.31”
* Since last dry day
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 4,400’, broken @ 5,000’, overcast @ 8,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 6 mph/Altimeter: 29.86”
Forecast: Slowly drying conditions are expected over the next 36 hours, but you’ll still be dancing around some showers when you head outdoors. We’re in between weather systems today through tomorrow, albeit there remains a fair chance for an occasional soaking. Highs near 55F, lows in the upper-40s. Outlook is for the next round of steady rain to arrive Sunday, lasting through Tuesday, some high winds are possible during this timeframe, showers on Wednesday, then rain likely again Thursday. Seasonal temps are predicted as high peak at 50-55F and lows dip into the upper-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways are mostly wet with some spots of ice, 30-35F, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 5:00pm this evening, snow accumulations 3-6 inches possible today, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Gorge and Coast Range through Sunday night; snow is expected in the Cascades with snow levels hovering just above the passes all weekend.
Marine: Winds are southerly 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 7 feet at 10 seconds. Expect fairly benign conditions to continue through the rest of today as we get a bit of a break in the weather. We’ll see increasing pressure gradients tomorrow as our next system starts its approach with Small Craft Advisory winds returning on Saturday morning, and they’ll only continue to gradually increase from there. Forecast models show Gale Force wind by Sunday morning, but it may only be marginal until the low arrives Sunday night or Monday. There’s a chance for some Storm Force winds Monday morning over the outer waters beyond 20 miles from shore as the low-pressure center skirts along the outer edge of the waters up to our north. With this system, expect seas to build up near 20 feet by Monday morning. The weather remains very active through at least midweek, with several more rounds of Gale Force winds and high seas. * 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, light breeze, 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.
11/10 Fri 11:08 AM 3.40 L
11/10 Fri 4:50 PM 7.60 H
11/10 Fri 11:45 PM 0.08 L
11/11 Sat 6:46 AM 7.62 H
In Short: Showers, some drying, then continued wet and becoming windy.