Summary: Cloudy yesterday; evening rain; windy overnight; morning thunderstorms.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 56F/52F/44mph/0.66”/2.94”
Depoe Bay: 56F/52F/47mph/0.52”/2.43”
*Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 4,200’, broken @ 5,000’, overcast @ 8,500’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: SSW 26 mph G37/Altimeter: 29.86”
The High Wind Warning issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Coast remains in effect until 4:00pm this afternoon. In the coastal communities, south wind 25-40 mph with gusts to 65 mph. Near beaches and headlands, south wind 35-45 mph with gusts to 70 mph. The strongest winds will be from late this morning through the 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: Several lightning strikes along the coast this morning were a rude awakening and the harbinger of a stormy day. Showers and possible thunderstorms today, very windy at times with gusts as high as 65 mph, the thermometer climbs to about 55F. Tonight, showers remain likely, but the wind diminishes, low of 45-50F. Rainy and breezy conditions return tomorrow, gusts 45-50 mph, maybe a quarter inch of precipitation, and a high in the low-50s. Outlook is for heavy rain, 1-2 inches, and winds to 50 mph Tuesday night, more heavy rain Wednesday albeit not as windy, showers Thursday, a chance of rain Friday and Saturday, then rain likely on Sunday. Normal November temperatures are projected with highs in the low-50s and lows in the mid-40s all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 45-50F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, slush and ice, 30-35F, the snow level is below the passes at 4,000 feet, 3-6 inches of snow possible today, 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 SSW 20-30 knots gusting 35 this morning with steep and rough seas 19 feet at 12 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect through this afternoon. Wind speeds decrease rather quickly late this afternoon on the Central Coast, but gale force gusts are likely to persist through the evening in the northern waters. Another round of gale force wind is predicted for tomorrow with gusts up to 45 knots. Seas will continue to build over the next several hours, peaking around 25 feet. However, should wind speeds end up slightly stronger than forecast, seas to 30 feet would be possible. Seas subside fairly quickly by this evening to around 15 feet or so. The next forecast round of gales will boost seas back to near 20 feet Tuesday, finally settling to about 10 feet by late Wednesday or Wednesday evening. * 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, breezy, surf 15-20 feet (high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf, especially during high tides. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/13 Mon 8:32 AM 8.25 H
11/13 Mon 2:49 PM 1.74 L
11/13 Mon 8:45 PM 6.85 H
11/14 Tue 2:42 AM 1.29 L
In Short: Mainly wet and windy for the next several days.