Summary: Mixed skies, a couple light showers yesterday; mainly clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 55F/45F/24mph/0.01”/3.34”
Depoe Bay: 55F/43F/16mph/0.01”/2.52”
*Since last dry day, November 18th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 10,000′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 13 mph G20/Altimeter: 30.16”
Forecast: We’re headed back into a progressive flow off the ocean with rain developing today, high of 55F. Stormy tonight, up to a quarter inch of rain, south winds 30-40 mph gusting 50-55, and lows of 50-55F. Rain continues tomorrow, maybe another half inch, sou’westers 20-25 mph gusting 45, and the high falls from 55F early in the day to the upper-40s by afternoon as a cold front passes through. Outlook is for showers Monday, rain likely Tuesday, partly sunny Wednesday and Thursday, then rain returns on Friday. Look for average temps – highs of 50-55F and lows 40-45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, it’s foggy in some areas, thermometer readings 35-40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-45F, east winds gusting 25 mph. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, 30-35F, the snow level is above the passes at 5,500 feet.
* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is wet roads at the lower elevations including the Coast Range and Gorge through tomorrow night. In the Cascades, the snow level rises to 8,000 feet tonight, falls to 6,500 feet Sunday and then drops below the passes to 3,500 feet Sunday night with some snow possible, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are E 10-15 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect until late this afternoon, then a Gale Warning goes into effect through 10:00am Sunday morning. The strongest winds for later today and this evening will be over the outer waters where gusts 40-45 knots are likely. On the other hand, a secondary low will try to form behind an approaching low tonight. It is this low that will bring a cold front across Central Coast waters and inland early tomorrow morning. With all this wind, we’ll see seas build quickly overnight to 18-22 feet by daybreak Sunday. But as winds ease during the day tomorrow, so the seas will subside. Another weak front will pass across the area on Monday. Then it appears there’ll be more tranquil weather as high pressure builds over the region. * 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 developing, breezy, 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.
11/25 Sat 10:45 AM 4.08 L
11/25 Sat 4:02 PM 6.62 H
11/25 Sat 11:03 PM 1.03 L
11/26 Sun 6:17 AM 7.03 H
In Short: Rain, windy, showers, partial clearing and dry, then more rain.