Friday, Nov. 22, Newport, Oregon
Summary: I got a kick out of talking to Central Coast residents yesterday who were describing the weather as “like a summer day.” The temperature was only in the upper 40s, but with sunshine and calm following a mid-20s low, it apparently felt like summer. In the past 24 hours, the low was again in the upper 20s to around 30. However, with the arrival of the E winds overnight (peak gusts around 20 knots), temperatures actually rose in most locations. This morning there’s a range from 40 in Lincoln City, to 31 in Yachats, with Newport about in the middle. Clear, dry conditions with low humidity have also put a ‘snap’ in the air — static electricity jumping from my finger to my cat’s ear sent him scurrying under the bed last night.
Past 24 hours high-low…
Lincoln City/Depoe Bay: 47F/36F
Forecast: Continued dry, clear and chilly with slowly warming temperatures. But brisk E winds, 15-25 knots, will make it feel colder (more like winter today). Daytime highs should be around 50 with overnight lows in the mid-30s, and getting a little warmer each day. Not much change in the near term. Outlook is for the wind to ease by the weekend and veer to the south. At least some clouds appear likely by Sunday, with a threat of some light precipitation by Turkey Day.
Marine: It’s gusting 20-25 knots out of the east this morning between shore and 20 miles out. Seas are about 5 feet. Expect less breeze by tomorrow, with easterlies 10-15 knots, gusts to 20, and seas remaining about 5 feet or so. Slow change to SE winds over the weekend, but no significant increase in winds or seas during the next few days.
On the Beach…
Breezy, cool, surf 4-5 feet (building next week)
11/22 Fri 02:16 PM 7.55 H
11/22 Fri 09:18 PM 0.38 L
11/23 Sat 04:21 AM 6.9 H
11/23 Sat 09:34 AM 3.91 L
In Short: Cool, sunny days, clear nights, winds easing.
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