Storm Summary, Cold on the Way

By: NewportOr , 5:03 PM GMT on November 19, 2013

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19Nov2013 - Newport, Oregon

Summary: The storm arrived right on schedule just after noon yesterday as the rain and winds began in earnest. Peak wind gust was 41 knots, and we received close to 1 inch (0.93") of rain. Highest winds were with the passage of the warm front around 1500hrs, but it was still quite breezy overnight. Everything changed rapidly at 0800 this morning when there was a brief calm period, lasting maybe 15 minutes, and the winds veered quickly to NNW and ramped back up to 25-30 knots. The temperature also dropped to 47F, which is the low for the past 24 hours. The high with yesterday's warm front was 50F.

Forecast: Through the rest of today we can expect moderate northerly winds, up to 30 knots, and an additional half inch or so of rain. The moisture is predicted to drop off by tonight along with falling temperatures. Though it looks like it'll be dry for the next 5 to 7 days, overnight lows could bottom out near freezing, especially Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Persistent northerly winds from 20-30 knots will keep the area cool with windchills making it feel more like late fall.

Marine: The latest storm produced wind gusts over 45 knots in the near shore waters, with seas peaking at 19 feet at the height of the southerly winds. Outlook is for a rapid change to northerlies the next several days with choppy windwaves and seas running about 10 feet. It appears there's a good chance of northerly gales during the week as well.

In Short: Cold front arrives on heals of storm, drying out, cooling down and moderate northerly breezes.

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