Summary: Showers or steady rain and breezy at times yesterday and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/52F/36mph/0.38”
Depoe Bay: 56F/50F/30mph/0.39”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 700’ & 1,200’, overcast @ 1,800’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 9 mph/Altimeter: 29.99”
Forecast: On this tax deadline day, projections still show mostly wet weather ahead, taxing our patience even further. Showers ending today with a mixed sky, high around 55F. Increasing clouds and breezy tonight, low 45. Rain returns tomorrow along with gusty southerly winds and the thermometer rising to 55F. Outlook is for showers likely Thursday, dry, sunny and warm Friday as the mercury climbs to 65F or better, then right back to a chance of rain over the weekend and rain likely Monday. Look for near average temps during the extended period, except for Friday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, slush and foggy areas this morning, 30-35F, the snow level is near the passes at 5,000 feet, 2 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 SW 10-15 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. A Gale Watch is in effect from this evening through tomorrow evening. Low pressure will remain just off the Oregon and North California coast through Wednesday. A front will push into the region late today into tomorrow with gale force winds possible. High pressure will bring a break in the weather later this week. * 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… Possible showers, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/18 Tue 12:10 PM 1.01 L
04/18 Tue 07:06 PM 5.89 H
04/19 Wed 12:18 AM 3.96 L
04/19 Wed 06:10 AM 6.54 H
In Short: Showers ending, mixed sky, rain, a dry/warm break, then unsettled.