Summary: Mostly cloudy, light rain showers yesterday, continuing overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 57F/50F/13mph/0.24”/1.80”
Depoe Bay: 57F/48F/21mph/0.12”/1.43”
* Since last dry day
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 500’, broken @ 2,300’, overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 8 mph/Altimeter: 30.01”
Forecast: You probably ought to have a raincoat handy if you’re attending any outdoor Veterans Day activities. There’s a 50-50 chance of showers today along with southerly winds gusting 25 mph and a high of 55F. Showers are likely tonight, low around 50F. Tomorrow, rain, a half inch or so, breezy and the mercury rises to 55F. Outlook is for rainy and quite windy tomorrow night, gusts reaching 45-50 mph, rain continues Monday through Wednesday, showers likely on Thursday, then rain again Friday. Look for the thermometer to read near normal – highs of 50-55F and lows in the mid-40s all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mainly wet, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 45-50F, east winds 20-30 mph. For the Cascades, highways are mostly wet with some spots of ice, 30-35F, the snow level is near the passes at 5,000 feet, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Gorge and Coast Range; snow is possible in the Cascades with snow levels hovering just above the passes at 5,500 feet.
Marine: Winds are SSW 10-20 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from 10:00am today through tomorrow morning. A Gale Watch is in effect from tomorrow morning through Monday evening. Wind speeds will be increasing late this morning, then easing a bit this evening, but strengthen again late tonight as another surface low-pressure moves toward Central Coast waters. Gale Force wind speeds are expected to develop tomorrow morning and continue to ramp-up through the afternoon and evening. There is the potential for Storm Force gusts Monday. Conditions look to settle down late in the week. Seas stay below 10 feet through Sunday morning, then build quickly with the increasing wind. Combined seas at or near 20 feet are possible late Sunday night and Monday morning. Mariners can expect steep and very choppy conditions. Seas subside Tuesday, but will remain above 10 feet. Another strong frontal system sweeps through the area late Tuesday night and Wednesday, which will likely push seas into the upper-teens. * 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… Chance of showers, breezy, 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.
11/11 Sat 6:46 AM 7.62 H
11/11 Sat 12:32 PM 3.07 L
11/11 Sat 6:12 PM 7.09 H
11/12 Sun 12:49 AM 0.53 L
In Short: Possible showers, then wet and windy.