Summary: Rain early, heavy showers later yesterday; light showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 50F/45F/20mph/0.90”/5.24”
Depoe Bay: 48F/44F/17mph/0.74”/3.98”
*Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,700’, broken @ 6,000’, overcast @ 10,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 6 mph/Altimeter: 29.71”
Forecast: Slow drying is predicted with a good chance for a break from the rain early this weekend. But don’t set your sights too high, the progressive storm pattern is expected to return next week. Today, look for showers, some producing small hail, possible thunderstorms, scattered sunbreaks, sou’westers 20 mph and a high of 50F. Showers linger tonight, low of 45F. Tomorrow, a chance of showers in the morning, then mostly cloudy, high again 50F. Outlook is for partly to mostly sunny on Saturday, rain is back Sunday, a chance of rain Monday and Tuesday, then rain likely on Wednesday. The mercury is projected to hang around seasonal marks with highs near 55F and lows of 45F throughout the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light south winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 25-30F, the snow level is below the passes at 3,000 feet, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10:00pm tonight with 4-8 inches of snow expected, 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 southerly 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 9 feet at 11 seconds. A cool and showery airmass will remain over Central Coast waters through early Friday. This will result in SW winds generally less than 20 knots. There will be persistent showers and isolated thunderstorms during this time, which could bring the occasional gust to 25 knots. Seas have subsided just below 10 feet, but will remain steep through mid-morning with wave periods 9-11 seconds. There is a chance for marginal small craft winds tonight as another low swings across the area. Weak high pressure builds tomorrow and holds Saturday. Then a strong front will increase winds on Sunday. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Local Notice to Mariners… The light has been extinguished on the Depoe Bay Regulated Navigation Area Warning sign.
On the Beach… Showers, hail, chance of thunderstorms, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/16 Thu 10:26 AM 8.93 H
11/16 Thu 5:05 PM 0.01 L
11/16 Thu 11:28 PM 7.19 H
11/17 Fri 4:50 AM 2.40 L
In Short: Showers, thunderstorms possible, drying, then stormy again.