23 Nov 2013 – Newport, Oregon
Summary: Even though temperatures have warmed somewhat over the past 24 hours, it seemed colder. If you were out in the brisk E winds the chill cut right through your clothes. Gusts to 30 knots were recorded at various locations along the Central Coast, though some areas are sheltered and reported only light easterlies. Skies remained mostly clear with a few transient high clouds. Temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s or better yesterday.
Past 24 hours high/low…
Lincoln City/Depoe Bay: 56F/42F
Forecast: Still look on track for a change to slightly warmer temperatures today, highs in the mid-50s and a low in mid-40s. The E winds are having their final blast this morning and should be easing tonight and veering to SE tomorrow into Monday. Nothing much in the sky except a few high clouds passing by. Outlook is for slow and minor changes as we head into Thanksgiving week. A slight chance of some light rain mid-to-late week. Holiday travelers to and from the coast should find clear passes on both Highway 18 and Highway 20 over the coast range.
Marine: A Small Craft Advisory is up until 1000 hours this morning for E winds 20-25 knots and seas 3-6 feet. However, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. No fog today, but that could become an issue early in the week as we see some marine air filtering in with the wind easing and shifting to the SE by tomorrow night. Nothing in the long range forecast to warrant nervousness on the part of the commercial crab fleet which is prepping to possibly head out late next week.
NOTE: The US Coast Guard at North Bend has just reported this morning that Heceta Head Light will be extinguished for maintenance until further notice.
On the Beach…
Breezy, cool, surf 3-4 feet (8-10 feet by mid-week)
11/23 Sat 09:34 AM 3.91 L
11/23 Sat 03:03 PM 7.01 H
11/23 Sat 10:01 PM 0.8 L
11/24 Sun 05:08 AM 6.95 H
In Short: Cool, partly cloudy, less wind, slow warming