A Chill in the Air

By: NewportOr , 4:10 PM GMT on November 20, 2013

20Nov2013 - Newport, Oregon

Summary: The cooling and drying trend continued through the day yesterday. No more rain after 0800, though it remained overcast until right before sunset when the clouds began to dissipate. The high was 48F and NNE winds were steady at 15 knots with gusts to 20. Clearing skies overnight and the arrival of Arctic air dropped this morning's low to 30F. Locations north of Newport near the Oregon-Washington border dropped into the upper 20s, and there is a clear progression of this colder air working its way south.

Forecast: The story today and tonight appears to be that a high of near 50F later this morning will fall into the 40s by afternoon, and we can look for tonight's low to again be below the freezing mark. A NWS Special Weather Statement has been issued describing the colder weather expected over the next few days. Outlook is for dry, cool, but slowly warming temperatures later in the week, through the weekend, possibly into early next week with rain expected to return around Thanksgiving Day.

Marine: No rest for mariners as we went directly from southerly gales to a strong northerly blow. Seas are 8-10 feet and are expected to remain rough for a day or two before slowly subsiding. They're steep, too, with periods around 9 seconds. Currently, there are Small Craft Advisories flying for both winds and seas. Winds offshore are now 20-25 knots out of the NE and are forecast to stay that way for a while before easing and turning more easterly by Friday.

In Short: Nice sunsets, but you'll need to wear a coat.

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