Stay Eat Events Weather Beaches

New Year's Eve Travel Updates, Weather for Portland, Oregon Coast

Published 12/30/2018 at 6:43 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff

New Year's Eve Travel Updates, Weather for Portland, Oregon Coast

(Portland, Oregon) – New Year’s Eve and day will bring a nice dose of sunshine to the inland parts of Oregon as well as the coast, but places like Portland may encounter some driving issues with freezing fog.

Latest Coastal Lodging News Alerts
In Seaside:
Includes exclusive listings; some specials even in summer
In Cannon Beach:
Includes rentals not listed anywhere else
In Manzanita, Wheeler, Rockaway Beach:
Check each listing for specials
In Pacific City, Oceanside:
Some Deals even in summer; great packages
In Lincoln City:
Major price drops on some dates and some lodgings
In Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach:
Specials can still be found
In Newport:
Includes exclusive listings not found anywhere
In Waldport
New amenities offered; specials
In Yachats, Florence
Some specials; lodgings not listed anywhere else

Along the Oregon coast, New Year’s Eve day gets remarkably sunny, albeit chilly at around 44. The evening remains clear for the holiday, which will make for excellent star gazing on the beaches if you’re still goofing around after you’ve left the bars or other celebrations. Tuesday, New Year’s Day, remains mostly sunny – prime for those New Year’s walks in Cape Perpetua or state parks, as well as those wacky polar bear plunges in towns like Manzanita or Newport.

Take the opportunity to stick around the coast another day and on Wednesday you’ll find partly sunny conditions for a little bit. Rain starts to creep back in on Wednesday, lingering around until Saturday. Sunday looks to be somewhat sunny again, making for a good first weekend of fun on the beaches.

If you’re looking for a little wave action, the National Weather Service (NWS) says all is fairly calm through the early week, with wave height more in the 10-foot range. Thursday creeps up to some wave drama, however.

“Seas are expected to build above 10 feet with the mid week frontal system, and significant save heights may reach 14 to 17 feet on Thursday,” the NWS said.

Friday is predicted to have as much as 21-foot wave height, likely heralding some more storm watch action.

Interestingly enough, in spite of freezing fog issues for the valley, no fog is predicted for the Oregon coast range highways to the beaches. This should make for decent driving conditions after dark for the holiday.

Like the Oregon coast, Portland and much of the inland valley will see sunny skies on Monday and New Year’s Day. However, inland weather brings the possibility of freezing fog until about 10 a.m. on both days. Tuesday night in Portland may again see freezing fog as well. This is cause for some caution on the roads if you’re the designated driver or a cabbie in the valley towns for New Year’s Eve.

Monday and Tuesday become fairly sunny during the day with highs near 43. Wednesday in Portland becomes mostly cloudy, with the rest of the week bringing in rain.

Insider's Tip: because of recent stormy wave action sand levels may be quite low and thus revealing some unique treasures. See Freaky Finds You Might See After Storm Waves: Ghost Forests, Shipwreck on Oregon Coast .

More Oregon Coast and Portland Travel Advice:

Find New Year's Eve Lodging on the Oregon Coast - many places are already filled up.

Oregon Coast Traffic Conditions -- Oregon Coast Weather



 






More About Oregon Coast hotels, lodging.....

More About Oregon Coast Restaurants, Dining.....

 

Oregon Coast event or adventure you can't miss

 



Coastal Spotlight


LATEST Related Oregon Coast Articles

A Look at the Crazy Things Oregon Coast Sand Levels Can Do
Over the course of the year, sand levels rise and fall. Geology
Washington Coast Opens Up Six-Day Razor Clam Digs Jan. 21
Fans of clams and the Washington coast are in for a treat this week
Oregon Coast Passes Snow Advisories; Frost, Wind Warning on South Coast
A winter weather advisory for the coast range pass highways and the southern Oregon coast has a frost advisory and a high wind warning
Getting the Message to Oregon Coast Storm Watchers: Why It's Not Working
The disregard for beach safety messages on the Oregon coast was gut wrenching and frustrating. South Coast, Washington coast
Some Snow, Winter Advisories for Portland, S. Washington, Oregon Coast Range
The higher elevations of the Oregon Coast Range are already seeing about an inch of accumulation. South coast
Oregon Coast Road Work, Delays at Astoria, Cannon Beach
Road and bridge work on the north Oregon coast will be causing some delays for residents and travelers
Oregon Coast Storm Roundup: Wild Videos, Waves Turn Deadly
Saturday's storm action produced some astounding video and images, but it also proved deadly for one group. South coast
New Surf Warnings for Oregon Coast; What's Closed Down, Video
28 to 35-ft waves breaking onshore, some beach closures

Back to Oregon Coast

Contact Advertise on BeachConnection.net
All Content, unless otherwise attributed, copyright BeachConnection.net Unauthorized use or publication is not permitted

Oregon Coast Lodging
Rentals
Specials

Dining

Events Calendar

Oregon Coast Weather

Travel News

Search for Oregon Coast Subjects, Articles

Virtual Tours, Maps
Deep Details