Summary: Increasing clouds, breezy yesterday; rainy and windy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 55F/47F/38mph/0.83”
Depoe Bay: 54F/40F/43mph/0.70”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 800’
Visibility: 2.5 miles/Wind: SW 14 mph G22/Altimeter: 29.73”
Forecast: We’ll be between weather systems for much of today with showers diminishing, winds easing, some clearing and a high around 55F. The rain returns tonight, a half inch or so expected, low of 50F. Tomorrow, rain and relatively warm, high near 60F. Outlook is for rain Wednesday and Thursday, showers and sunbreaks Friday, rain and/or showers Saturday and Sunday. Temps remain a little above average for this time of year as highs reach 55-60F and lows come in at 45-50F all week.
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend… Rain/showers, occasional sunbreaks, breezy at times, high 55F, low 45-50F, snow levels above the Cascade highway passes.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways wet, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-50F, light north winds. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 40-45F, the snow level is well above the passes at 7,000 feet. * 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 WSW 15-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with steep seas 15 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 10:00am this morning. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect until 4:00pm this afternoon. A Gale Warning is in effect out past 10 miles from shore late tonight through tomorrow night. There should be a short period of Small Craft Advisory winds and seas this morning then ease quickly as weak high pressure builds over Central Coast waters. This quiet period will be benign until the cold front returns as a warm front tonight into tomorrow. This system will probably bring gale force winds, especially to the outer zones later tonight into Tuesday. A series of systems move south to north offshore Wednesday and may bring S winds 20-30 knots at times through Thursday. With the slower movement of the current front, combined seas remain near 20 feet but drop to 10 feet or less later this afternoon. Seas climb back well into the teens tomorrow and look to remain at that level through Thanksgiving. * 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, sunbreaks, breezy, 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.
11/20 Mon 6:39 AM 3.35 L
11/20 Mon 12:31 PM 8.62 H
11/20 Mon 7:27 PM -0.35 L
11/21 Tue 2:15 AM 7.09 H
In Short: Rain diminishing, partial clearing, then mainly wet and sometimes windy.