Summary: Showers, hail, moderate wind, chilly yesterday; showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 50F/45F/27mph/0.67”/5.91”
Depoe Bay: 48F/41F/23mph/0.59”/4.57”
*Since last dry day, November 7th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,300’ & 3,900’, broken @ 6,000’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: W 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.13”
Forecast: It appears the weekend will feature two very different kinds of weather. Diminishing showers, some clearing today and tonight, light winds, high of 50F and low of 40-45F. Tomorrow, we’re still on track for a break in the precipitation, partly to mostly sunny skies and a high in the low-50s. Outlook is for a return to stormy conditions Sunday, up to a half inch of rain, southerly winds gusting 35-40 mph, then a chance of rain/showers Monday and Tuesday, rain likely Wednesday, followed by a chance of rain on Thanksgiving Day. The thermometer should stay seasonal as highs hit 50-55F and lows dip into the upper-40s.
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend… Rain and/or showers, moderate winds, highs 50-55F, lows 40-45F, mountain highway snow possible.
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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 mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light south winds. For the Cascades, highways are snow-covered, 25-30F, the snow level is at 3,000 feet with 2-5 inches of snow expected, chains or traction tires required over the passes.
*Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range and Gorge, snow showers possible in the Cascades with the snow level near the passes through Sunday night, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are WNW 10-20 knots this morning with seas 8 feet at 10 seconds. A trough of low pressure moving across the waters is generating wind gusts of 20-25 knots this morning for areas north of Cascade Head. Seas in these areas are steep. Weak high pressure will build over Central Coast waters this afternoon for lighter onshore winds, become more southerly Saturday as the next front approaches. This front will likely generate gales or possibly storm force winds on Sunday with seas approaching 20 feet. A low moving along the front will slow its progress and the strong winds and seas may remain across the waters south of Cascade Head through Monday morning. Another front is expected Tuesday with another chance for gales. * 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, moderate breeze, surf 5-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/17 Fri 10:58 AM 8.99 H
11/17 Fri 5:42 PM -0.28 L
11/18 Sat 12:12 AM 7.25 H
11/18 Sat 5:27 AM 2.74 L
In Short: Scattered showers, dry with partial clearing, then stormy.