12/21/18 Winter begins at 2:23pm this afternoon; it’s the shortest day of the year with 8 hours and 47 minutes of daylight. Mixed skies today, light winds, high 50F, chance of rain tonight, low 40F, rain likely, breezy tomorrow, high 50F. Outlook: rain Sun-Mon, showers possible Tue, showers likely Wed, chance of showers Thu, high temps about 50F and lows in the low-40s.
Christmas: Showers likely Eve, temps in the 40s, a chance of showers, partly sunny Day, high around 50F.
Surf Height…………..15 to 18 ft, lowering to 10 to 12 ft in the afternoon.
Weather………………Mostly cloudy. Highs around 50.
Wind…………………Southeast 5 to 10 mph.
Tides (South Beach)…
Low tide….3.3 ft at 04:24 AM PST.
High tide…9.8 ft at 10:35 AM PST. (King Tide)
Low tide….-1.0 ft at 05:26 PM PST.
Sunrise – 7:50 AM PST. Sunset – 4:37 PM PST.
Weekend Travel: Dry pavement today, wet tomorrow and Sunday at the lower elevations; in the Cascades a chance for several inches of snow beginning tomorrow night, the snow level stays below the highway passes and snow showers are expected through Sunday night.
Peak Wind Gusts:
Otter Rock 74 MPH 0620 AM 12/20
Yaquina Bay Bridge 68 MPH 0830 AM 12/20
South Beach 68 MPH 0832 AM 12/20
Gleneden Beach 68 MPH 0617 AM 12/20
Lincoln City 55 MPH 0834 AM 12/20
Yachats (Ocean/7th) 53 MPH 0559 AM 12/20