Summary: Mostly sunny, light breezy yesterday; overcast, drizle overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 53F/43F/17mph/0.02”/4.35”
Depoe Bay: 53F/41F/18mph/0.03”/3.56”
*Since last dry day, November 18th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 1,000’ & 1,500’, overcast @ 2,100’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: SE 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.05”
A High Surf Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service for the Central Coast, which is in effect from 9:00pm this evening to 1:00pm Wednesday. West-northwest swells of 18-20 feet will reach the coastline late this evening. Breaking waves will run-up beaches much higher than normal. Waves will likely break over jetties much closer to shore than normal. Large driftwood logs will likely roll under the high surf with injuries or death possible to those near or on the logs. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
Forecast: In the wake of a short break, we’re back in rain mode today, up to half an inch expected, south winds gusting 20 mph or so, and a high of 50F. Tonight, showers are likely, low 40-45F. Partly to mostly sunny tomorrow, light winds and the thermometer holds at 50F. Outlook is for rain again Thursday, a chance of rain Friday, rain Saturday, then a chance of showers Sunday and Monday. The mercury remains a bit below seasonal with highs of 50F and lows around 40F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are mainly wet, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has mostly dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways are icy, 25-30F, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet, a Special Weather Statement is in effect for 2-5 inches of snow today, carry chains or traction tires. * 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 southerly 10-20 knots gusting 30 this morning with seas 8-9 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 1:00pm this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through late tonight. A cold front will move east across Central Coast waters this morning. High pressures moves through the area tonight, then a weaker front arrives on Thursday. A long period NW swell of 18-20 feet follows the front late tonight through Wednesday then slowly decays through the rest of the week. * 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, windy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/28 Tue 7:44 AM 7.82 H
11/28 Tue 2:07 PM 2.39 L
11/28 Tue 7:51 PM 6.22 H
11/29 Wed 1:43 AM 1.79 L
In Short: Rainy and breezy, clearing and drying, then rain/showers.