Summary: Cloudy with midday rain yesterday; showers and windy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 62F/47F/46mph/0.42”/3.76”
Depoe Bay: 63F/44F/42mph/0.35”/2.87”
*Since last dry day, November 18th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 300’, broken @ 1,300’, overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 5 miles/Wind: S 20 mph G26/Altimeter: 29.64”
Forecast: The long holiday weekend will end much like it started with rain turning to showers today, cooler temperatures, and Cascade highway snow by this afternoon (see Travel below). Though local temperatures were in the mid-50s this morning, expect a drop to the upper-40s before dark as colder air moves in. A 50-50 chance of showers continues tonight and tomorrow, low 45F and a high of 50F. Outlook is for rain Tuesday, partly sunny and dry Wednesday, a chance of rain Thursday and Friday, rain Friday night, then a chance of showers on Saturday. The mercury is projected to be a bit below seasonal as highs reach the upper-40s and lows dip to around 40F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F, east winds gusting 25-30 mph. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 40-45F, the snow level is 8,000 feet but decreasing to near the passes at 5,000 feet this afternoon with 1-3 inches of snow, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for travelers headed home from the Thanksgiving holiday is mainly wet roads at the lower elevations including the Coast Range and Gorge through tonight. In the Cascades, the snow level drops well below the passes to 3,500 feet tonight with an additional 2 inches of snow possible.
Marine: Winds are S 15-20 knots gusting 25-30 this morning with rough and steep seas 18 feet at 11 seconds. A Gale Warning remains in effect through 1:00pm this afternoon. Conditions have settled down since overnight gusts of 50 knots and seas near 20 feet, but another low is predicted to move from the west onto Vancouver
Island tonight, which may be strong enough to bring an additional round of gales to the northern waters. A weaker frontal system is expected Monday night into Tuesday. Then high pressure builds into the waters late Tuesday and remains for much of the rest of the week. Wave forecasts have backed off on the large swell train for the Tuesday-Tuesday night time frame, though the latest information still shows a 23-25 foot bullseye in Southwest Washington waters. * 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/showers, breezy, surf 8-12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/26 Sun 6:17 AM 7.03 H
11/26 Sun 11:59 AM 3.78 L
11/26 Sun 5:15 PM 6.25 H
11/26 Sun 11:56 PM 1.32 L
In Short: Rain, showers, windy, partial clearing and drying, then more rain.