Summary: Mixed skies and windy yesterday; rain developing overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 56F/48F/46mph/1.29”/4.34”
Depoe Bay: 57F/47F/43mph/0.63”/3.24”
*Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 700’ & 1,500’, overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 5 mph/Altimeter: 29.76”
Forecast: There’s a lot of precipitation on the table with the wet hand we’ve been dealt, but some drier cards may come off the deck later in the week. Showers, some quite heavy, and possible thunderstorms today, tonight and tomorrow. Total rainfall accumulations up to 2 inches, diminishing winds and cooler temps as highs reach 45-50F and the low dips slightly to about 45F. Outlook is for a 50-50 chance of showers Friday, a chance of rain Saturday, rain likely Sunday, then a chance of rain Monday and Tuesday. Look for the thermometer to remain near seasonal – highs in the low-50s and lows in the upper-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 45-50F, light southwest winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and slush, 30-35F, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet, but dropping to 3,500 feet today, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until midnight with 6-12 inches of snow possible in the passes, 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 S 10-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with steep and rough seas 15 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through 4:00pm this afternoon. A strong front has moved through Central Coast waters where winds have now weakened. The front is still moving through the far southern waters with gales lasting a few more hours. Seas will subside this morning and should be down to 10-12 feet this afternoon. Winds will lower below small craft advisory criteria this afternoon. A weak disturbance may bring a brief period of small craft winds Thursday night and Friday morning. Another front will bring an additional chance for gales this weekend and seas may rise to near 20 feet again with this front. * 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, maybe a thunderstorm, 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.
11/15 Wed 9:52 AM 8.79 H
11/15 Wed 4:25 PM 0.45 L
11/15 Wed 10:41 PM 7.08 H
11/16 Thu 4:11 AM 2.03 L
In Short: Heavy showers, thunderstorms possible, then rain/showers continue.