Summary: Sunny, light winds, fog late yesterday; increasing clouds overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 52F/42F/9mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 54F/40F/16mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 6,000′, overcast @ 7,500′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.19”
Forecast: Finally, after measurable precipitation 10 days in a row, there has been a dry period of 24 hours from yesterday morning until early this morning. But that’s it, at least for now. Reboot your rain gauge and get ready for it to fill with about a half inch of wet stuff today, plus a chance for a few hundredths more tonight and tomorrow. Highs around 50F, a low of 45F and light to moderate southerly winds. Outlook is for rain Friday night and Saturday, maybe an inch or better, a 50-50 chance of showers Sunday, then on to a dry stretch Monday through Wednesday. Cooler air will produce mercury readings just below average as highs struggle to reach 50F and lows dip into the upper-30s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, it’s foggy in spots, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light southwest winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and areas of ice, 25-30F, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet, up to 2 inches of snow possible today, carry chains or traction tires. NOTE: Cascade highway passes are expected to be snowy from tonight through Sunday with several inches of snow possible. * 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 light E nearshore, but blowing S 15 knots gusting 20 this morning out at Stonewall Bank with seas 12 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through Sunday afternoon. A front will continue to push across Central Coast waters this morning. Gusts around 25 knots will increase to near 30 knots with the actual frontal passage. Another weak front will drop across the region later Friday into Saturday, but again winds look to stay below gale force. Seas, now lower, are generally running at 12-14 feet. Not much change in this for the next several days, though they may occasionally peak back at 14-16 feet with frontal passages. * 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 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/30 Thu 9:02 AM 8.97 H
11/30 Thu 3:44 PM 0.47 L
11/30 Thu 9:59 PM 6.96 H
12/01 Fri 3:23 AM 2.19 L
In Short: Rain/showers, windy at times, then drying and cooler.