27Nov2013 – Newport, Oregon
Summary: On the heels of a mostly clear night, the clouds started moving in and we were overcast by noon yesterday. A few sprinkles developed by late afternoon and evening, though light enough that you had to run around in them to get wet. Highs along our stretch of the coast made it into the 50s, with Newport the chilliest. The clouds dissipated for the most part overnight, allowing lows to drop to around 40F or so. This morning a few high clouds were struggling to obscure the waning crescent moon. Winds are still from the east, 10-15 knots.
Past 24 hours high/low…
Lincoln City/Depoe Bay: 56F/45F
Forecast: A literal cornucopia of weather on the horizon just in time for Thanksgiving. Should have sun breaking through the kitchen window while you’re trussing up the bird tomorrow morning. Expect a mix of sun and clouds throughout the day, during dinner, and for the backyard pick-up touch-football game afterwards. High about 55F after an overnight low in the 40s. Outlook is where things get tricky. More clouds on Black Friday but you should be home from shopping before the first threat of light rain appears. By Saturday, probably overcast and thickening with the chance of rain increasing steadily through the day. Sunday looks like a rainy and breezy day, followed Monday by showers and much cooler temperatures, with the possibility that we’ll have to use the ‘S’ word. Yup, most weather models are now predicting a chance for snow showers early next week, maybe a rain/snow mix, but not much if any accumulation. Highs dropping to 40F or lower, colder mid-week, with lows again well below freezing.
Special Section – Holiday Travel: Should be no problems for those headed to and from the Central Coast today, tonight or tomorrow. The big issue is Sunday, and the timing of cold air arriving from Alaska. It’s going to be a close call whether the snow level makes it to the Coast Range passes on Highways 18/20 by Sunday evening. So, you may want to leave a bit early Sunday (you might have had enough quality time with the relatives by then, anyway). If your trip takes you over the Cascades, Saturday is probably a better bet for traveling.
Marine: Not much to worry about for the next couple of days with ESE winds around 10-15 knots, and seas 6-8 feet. This all starts changing Saturday and by Sunday a sou’wester arrives with lots of breeze and building seas: Wind 20-25 knots, waves in the teens, with rain. Snotty weather for the opening of recreational ocean crabbing on Sunday.
On the Beach…
Cool, sun and cloud mix, not much wind
11/27 Wed 01:57 PM 2.24 L
11/27 Wed 07:47 PM 5.82 H
11/28 Thu 01:20 AM 2.36 L
11/28 Thu 08:00 AM 8.25 H
In Short: Mild, mostly sunny, light winds, cold on the way