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Weather or Not: A Tale of Two Situations

Tuesday, Jan. 9th – Lincoln County

Summary: Cloudy yesterday; steady light rain in the evening and overnight.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 49F/46F/27mph/0.60”/2.23”
Depoe Bay: 50F/47F/22mph/0.53”/1.74”
Newport: 50F/45F/26mph/0.63”/2.04”
Waldport: 54F/47F/12mph/0.45”/1.43”
Yachats: 53F/47F/13mph/0.47”/1.48”
* Since last dry day, January 3rd

Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 400’, overcast @ 900’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: NNW 14 mph G22/Altimeter: 29.70”

Forecast: Two key events are still on track for the near future – a storm and a taste of Spring-like weather. Today, not anything out of the ordinary, just a chance of showers and sunbreaks, moderate northwest winds and a high of 50F. Rain developing tonight, low of 45F. Tomorrow, rain turning to showers, high 50F. Outlook is for the first of the two events to unfold on Thursday as a strong storm impacts our area packing heavy rain and winds to 50 mph, showers on Friday, followed by the second event Saturday and Sunday as sunny skies return and the mercury flirts with 60F, then back to unsettled, mainly wet conditions as we head into next week.

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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has mainly wet pavement, temperatures 35-40F, light northeast winds. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 35-40F, the snow level is at 5,500 feet but lowering to 4,000 feet this afternoon with 1-3 inches of snow possible in the passes, 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 NNW 20 knots gusting 25-30 this morning with seas 8-9 feet at 14 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this evening. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 10:00am today. The next system moves through Central Coast waters tomorrow with a brief burst of winds close to Small Craft Advisory criteria, but seas look to remain below 10 feet. A stronger Pacific frontal system will begin moving into the area late Wednesday night and through the waters into Thursday night. This system will produce fairly strong gales, with wind gusts close to 45 knots at times on Thursday. Seas peak near 20 feet Thursday afternoon or evening. The winds decrease to Small Craft Advisory intensity overnight Thursday and below 20 knots Friday. Winds will turn more offshore or easterly this weekend. * 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, 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.
* Tides
01/09 Tue 6:17 AM 8.54 H
01/09 Tue 12:57 PM 2.11 L
01/09 Tue 6:49 PM 6.05 H
01/10 Wed 12:21 AM 2.46 L

In Short: Mainly wet, sometimes windy, weekend clearing, then unsettled.

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