Summary: Rainy and sometimes breezy yesterday, heavy showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 55F/46F/22mph/0.67”
Depoe Bay: 54F/45F/22mph/0.82”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 1,600’, overcast @ 2,100’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.24”
Forecast: One more showery and cool day, then …wait for it… sunshine and possibly the warmest day of the year so far. Showers fading today, chance of a thunderstorm, moderate winds and a high about 55F. Patchy fog developing tonight, low 45F. Tomorrow, sunny, light east winds and the thermometer rising to 65F or higher. Outlook is for rain returning on Saturday, showers Sunday, rain Monday and Tuesday, a chance of showers Wednesday. Temperatures a bit below average after Friday’s ‘heat wave’.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet and dry, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, slush and spots of ice this morning, 25-30F, the snow level is below the passes at 4,000 feet with a couple inches of snow possible today, carry chains or traction tires. * An interactive map of the latest Northwest/Central Oregon travel weather is available here. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck before hitting the road.
Marine: Winds are S 5-10 knots this morning with seas 8 feet at 12 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through 2:00pm this afternoon outside 10 miles from shore. A low-pressure area will move toward Vancouver Island and weaken today. Higher pressure will build tonight and tomorrow with weak offshore flow. The next weakening front will move into local waters early Saturday. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/20 Thu 07:23 AM 6.38 H
04/20 Thu 02:15 PM 1.07 L
04/20 Thu 09:11 PM 6.35 H
04/21 Fri 02:48 AM 3.32 L
In Short: Showers, a dry/warm break, then more wet weather.