Summary: Mostly sunny and mild yesterday, increasing clouds overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/44F/24mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 56F/39F/26mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 10 mph/Altimeter: 29.83”
Forecast: After a day of fun in the sun, it’s like the bell rang and recess is over. Thickening clouds today with showers developing, southerly winds 5-15 mph and a high of 55F. Tonight, showers continue, low around 45F. Rain tomorrow, gusty sou’westers 30 mph and the mercury rising again to 55F. Outlook is for showers Tuesday, rain Wednesday, showers Thursday, mostly sunny and warm Friday, then a chance of rain returns on Saturday. Temps near average throughout the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 45-50F, windy. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 30-40F, the snow level is 5,000 feet, chance of snow showers today, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement at the lower elevations by tonight with a chance of snow showers in the Cascades.
Marine: Winds are ESE 10 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 15 seconds. Offshore flow will give way to gusty southerly winds of 25-30 knots spreading northward across local waters tonight. Given these winds will likely persist well into tomorrow, seas should climb to near 10 feet or even a bit higher by afternoon. There is a chance for a short stint of wind gusts to 35 knots Monday. Some gusty winds will likely linger into Tuesday before a bit better organized front brings a shot of low end gale force wind gusts of 35 knots Wednesday. Brief high pressure late in the week should allow a temporary lull in winds and seas before another storm system may impact the region Friday night or 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… Mostly cloudy, breezy, surf 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/16 Sun 10:27 AM 0.48 L
04/16 Sun 05:08 PM 6.24 H
04/16 Sun 10:20 PM 3.47 L
04/17 Mon 04:20 AM 7.22 H
In Short: Increasing clouds, showers, then mainly unsettled and wet.