25Nov2013 – Newport, Oregon
Summary: Early this morning watching one of earth’s gazillion satellites pass in front of a very bright Jupiter, with a last quarter moon blazing off to the south, was conclusive evidence that there are some advantages to these clear and cool nights. The strongest of the East winds finally began petering out about midday yesterday, peak gusts down to 20 knots or so. And we saw highs near 60F in most Central Coast locations. Overnight lows weren’t even flirting with the freezing mark; and abundant sunshine was available for beach walks or hikes through the woods.
Past 24 hours high/low…
Lincoln City/Depoe Bay: 60F/42F
Forecast: Looks like we’ll see some clouds moving in by late tonight or early tomorrow with a chance for a light rain shower or two Tuesday and Tuesday night, possibly even Wednesday. Should see dry feathers on the bird for Thursday before the situation changes over the weekend. Temperatures are expected to be around ‘seasonal’ with highs in the mid-50s and lows in the lower 40s. There may be more than a capful of S wind with the minor weather disturbance headed our way in the next 36 hours, maybe 20 knots or so. Then, a break before a more typical November pattern sets up by late Saturday or Sunday with rain returning to the Central Coast. Holiday travelers can expect a decent drive to or from the coast on Highways 18/20 Wednesday and Thursday, but plan on leaving a smidge early Sunday as there’ll probably be wet conditions, though no snow or ice in the passes.
Marine: A minor southerly blow with winds approaching 20 knots is predicted for tomorrow and tomorrow night, but nothing inherently worrisome. Seas remaining in the 3-6 range through the short term, though they could be building by Sunday when the first real weather system for a while comes in. A fly in the ointment: the storm track is moving south from Canada and will be right over us in a few days, so heads-up for early next week if the commercial crabbing season gets started.
On the Beach…
Cool, not seriously cold, mostly sunny, a little windy, surf 4-5 feet.
11/25 Mon 11:51 AM 3.52 L
11/25 Mon 05:09 PM 6.0 H
11/25 Mon 11:36 PM 1.65 L
11/26 Tue 06:39 AM 7.38 H
In Short: Sunny going to mostly cloudy, cool, windy