Summary: Periods of rain, light wind yesterday; mixed skies, dry overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 51F/41F/14mph/0.49”
Depoe Bay: 49F/43F/14mph/0.31”
Monthly Precipitation Summary…
November 2017: 10.67”
November Normal: 10.67”
So far in 2017: 75.76”
Annual Average: 69.57”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.15”
Forecast: In the wake of this November’s perfectly normal rainfall (right down to the hundredth of an inch!), we head into December adding additional precipitation to an annual total already 6 inches above average. It doesn’t look like we’ll see much rain until late today, then heavy rain tonight and tomorrow, up to 2 inches possible, moderate south winds, highs of 50F and a low near 45F. Outlook is for drying to begin by Sunday afternoon, then mostly clear, except for morning fog, Monday through Thursday. The mercury should be at or a little below normal with highs of 50F and lows in the upper-30s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, it’s foggy in spots, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are mainly dry, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light southeast 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.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly wet pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range and Gorge; Cascade highway passes are expected to be snowy through Sunday with several inches accumulation, carry chains or traction tires and be prepared for Winter driving conditions.
Marine: Winds are SE 5-15 knots this morning with seas 12 feet at 16 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through Sunday afternoon. Another weak front will pass across the region later today with a secondary front lingering into Saturday. High pressure will build over the region later in the weekend and persist through most of next 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… Chance of rain late, light breeze, 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.
12/01 Fri 9:42 AM 9.55 H
12/01 Fri 4:29 PM -0.45 L
12/01 Fri 10:55 PM 7.39 H
12/02 Sat 4:11 AM 2.38 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, heavy rain, then drying, clearing and cooling.