Summary: Clouds, sunbreaks, light wind yesterday; rain developing overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 61F/49F/24mph/0.33”/1.16”
Depoe Bay: 59F/47F/26mph/0.18”/0.88”
*Since last dry day, November 18th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 4,000’, overcast @ 5,500’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: SE 13 mph G17/Altimeter: 29.92”
Forecast: With only limited breaks for showers, what you see is what you get for the next several days. Rainy and breezy today through tomorrow, highs near 60F and a low of 55F. Outlook is for rain, wind and warm on Thanksgiving Day, showers and cooler Friday, then rain likely Saturday through Monday. The mercury begins the extended period above normal but cools to seasonal by the weekend.
Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend… Rain likely, breezy at times, high 55-60F, low 45-55F, snow levels generally above the Cascade passes.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 45-50F, east winds gusting 35-40 mph. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 40-45F, the snow level is well above the passes at 8,000 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 SSE 10-15 knots gusting 20-25 this morning with seas 7 feet at 8 seconds. A Gale Warning is in effect through this evening. Easterly winds will become southerly gales this morning as another front passes. Generally, the strongest winds will be over the outer waters, or 10 miles and farther offshore. But, we’ll see gusts 30-35 knots on the inner waters at times as well. Winds will ease this evening, with generally 25-30 knot gusts on Central Coast waters later tonight into tomorrow. But a front will approach the region late tomorrow into Thursday, with another round of southerly gales at that time. Seas generally building today, mostly due to gusty winds. So, expect to see choppy seas into this evening, 8-10 feet early this morning building to 14-18 feet by afternoon. Again, higher seas will be farther offshore with the stronger winds. Though seas subside just a tad later tonight, they’ll stay in the 13-17 foot range through Wednesday night. * 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… Rain, 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.
11/21 Tue 7:16 AM 3.62 L
11/21 Tue 1:04 PM 8.34 H
11/21 Tue 8:04 PM -0.16 L
11/22 Wed 2:58 AM 6.96 H
In Short: Mainly wet and windy.