Summary: Rain yesterday; showers with a peek-a-boo Full Cold Supermoon overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 47F/40F/17mph/1.02”/2.18”
Depoe Bay: 45F/39F/22mph/1.09”/1.98”
*Since last dry day, November 30th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,900’ & 3,500’, overcast @ 4,400’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.16”
Forecast: The rain takes its final bow today before leaving the stage for a week or better. Expect the showers to dissipate by this afternoon, northwest winds 10-20 mph and a high of 50F. Low clouds and fog tonight, low of 40F. Mostly sunny tomorrow after the fog burns off, light northeast winds and the mercury stalls around 50F. Outlook is for mostly clear Tuesday through Saturday, except for some night/morning fog, light to moderate northeast winds, and average early December temperatures – highs of 50F and lows generally 40-45F, with a few upper-30s thrown in for good measure.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet with spots of ice possible, temps 30-35F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 35-40F. The Columbia River Gorge has mostly wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light south winds. For the Cascades, highways are snow-covered, 25-30F, the snow level is well below the passes at 2,500 feet; an additional 2 inches of snow accumulation is expected today, chains or traction tires required over Willamette Pass, carry chains or traction tires elsewhere.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly wet pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range and Gorge; Cascade highway passes are expected to remain snowy through tonight, so be prepared for Winter driving conditions.
Marine: Winds are light E nearshore, but blowing NNW 10-15 knots out at the Rockpile this morning with seas 9-10 feet at 15 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect beyond 10 miles from shore until noon today. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect for all Central Coast waters through this evening. High pressure builds over the region today and holds through at least late in the week. Offshore flow develops Monday night and then strengthens Tuesday. Seas to remain around 10 feet until tomorrow morning, briefly rise above 10 feet late Monday night and Tuesday morning, then strengthening offshore flow Tuesday will cut seas down to around 5 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… Showers ending, light breeze, surf 6-10 feet (moderate).
* NOTE: The December King Tides begin today, coupled with long-period ocean swells, so stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas will be periodically inundated by surf. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
12/03 Sun 11:06 AM 10.38 H (King Tide)
12/03 Sun 6:01 PM -1.76 L
12/04 Mon 12:39 AM 7.97 H
12/04 Mon 5:48 AM 2.73 L
In Short: Showers ending, fog, then mainly clear and dry.