Summary: Cloudy, a few light showers yesterday, continuing overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 56F/53F/25mph/0.48”/2.28”
Depoe Bay: 56F/51F/25mph/0.48”/1.91”
* Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,200’, overcast @ 3,300’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SE 7 mph/Altimeter: 29.98”
A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Coast, which is in effect from 11:00pm this evening to 4:00pm Monday. In the coastal communities, south wind 25-35 mph with gusts 50-60 mph. Near beaches and headlands, south wind 30-40 mph with gusts 60-70 mph. The strongest winds will be from late Sunday evening through Monday afternoon. High winds may blow down limbs, trees, and power lines. Scattered power outages are possible. A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
Forecast: There won’t be any mistaking what month it is as the weather turns really Novembery over the next week. Rainy and breezy today, high of 55F. Heavier rain and very windy tonight and tomorrow with 2-3 inches of precipitation possible, southerlies gusting 50-60 mph, low of 50F and high around 55F. Outlook is for rainy and windy conditions to continue Tuesday into Wednesday, showers Thursday, rain likely again Friday, then a chance of rain on Saturday. Temps cooling a bit by midweek as highs reach 50F and lows dip to 45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry 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 5,500 feet, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement at the lower elevations including the Gorge and Coast Range; in the Cascades the snow level should be well above the passes at 6,000 feet by tonight.
Marine: Winds are S 10-20 knots gusting 25-30 this morning, strongest well offshore, with square seas 7 feet at 7 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect from 10:00am this morning through Monday afternoon. There’ll be an active weather pattern over the next few days. Small Craft Advisory level wind gusts of 25-30 knots will continue this morning. The latest projections show Gale Force wind gusts developing by midday. Wind speeds settle down Monday evening, but ramp-up again late Monday night and Tuesday. Expect another round of Gale Force wind during this time, strongest Tuesday through Tuesday night when 45-50 knot gusts look to be possible. Combined seas will be pushing 20 feet by late tonight, with a significant windwave component. This will create steep and choppy conditions. Spectral guidance indicates possible 30 foot wave heights Monday, but this is based on the strongest of the wind predictions. * 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 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/12 Sun 7:43 AM 7.91 H
11/12 Sun 1:47 PM 2.46 L
11/12 Sun 7:33 PM 6.85 H
11/13 Mon 1:48 AM 0.92 L
In Short: Wet and windy ad infinitum.