WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Weather or Not: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Saturday, Dec. 2nd – Lincoln County

Summary: Mostly cloudy early, rain late yesterday; showers overnight.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 51F/42F/16mph/0.44”/0.93”
Depoe Bay: 50F/44F/17mph/0.57”/0.88”
Newport: 50F/45F/33mph/0.55”/1.01”
Waldport: 51F/44F/17mph/0.50”/0.78”
Yachats: 50F/42F/19mph/0.52”/0.77”
*Since last dry day, November 30th

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 1,000’ & 1,800’, overcast @ 3,800’
Visibility: 5 miles/Wind: SSE 5 mph/Altimeter: 29.97”

Forecast: There’s light at the end of the tunnel. Rain this morning turning to showers and possible thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight, highs in the upper-40s, lows in the lower-40s and southeast winds gusting 20 mph. Tomorrow, we should be through the rain tunnel by lunchtime as the showers fade out, highs reach 50F and light north winds blow. Outlook is for night and morning fog with partly to mostly sunny afternoons Monday through Friday. Temperatures will be about average for the first week of December as highs climb to 50-55F and lows drop into the upper-30s or lower-40s.

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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has mostly wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, slush and ice, 25-35F, the snow level is below the passes at 3,500 feet; a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 10:00am tomorrow for 3-5 inches of snow accumulation with localized amounts up to 9 inches possible, carry chains or traction tires.

* 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 night, so be prepared for Winter driving conditions.

* 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 5-15 knots this morning with seas 12-13 feet at 15 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through Sunday afternoon. Surface low pressure will be over Central Coast waters today and then shift inland this evening. High pressure builds into the region Sunday and holds through at least late next week. Expect NE winds and seas under 10 feet. * 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, moderate 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.
* Tides
12/02 Sat 10:23 AM 10.05 H
12/02 Sat 5:15 PM -1.22 L
12/02 Sat 11:47 PM 7.73 H
12/03 Sun 4:59 AM 2.56 L

In Short: Rain, showers, then drying and clearing.

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