Summary: Sun, clouds and dry yesterday, rain and wind developing overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/50F/25mph/0.13”
Depoe Bay: 58F/48F/31mph/0.11”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 3,100’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: SSE 11 mph/Altimeter: 30.03”
Forecast: Even though we’re still generally in a wet and windy pattern, the storms are lighter now and the days between warmer and drier. Spring is marching ahead, albeit slowly. After one step forward yesterday, we’re taking two steps back today through tomorrow with rain, showers, possible thunderstorms and southerlies gusting up to 35 mph. Highs near 55F, lows 40-45F. Outlook is for the crown jewel of the week still projected for Friday with sunshine and a high of 65F or better, then an about-face for rain Saturday, a chance of rain Sunday, rain likely Monday and a chance of rain Tuesday. The mercury is expected to be about seasonal, except for Friday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet and dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice this morning, 30-35F, the snow level is near the passes at 5,000 feet with a couple inches of snow possible today and tonight, 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 SE 5-10 knots nearshore, S 25-35 knots out beyond 10 miles this morning with seas 9 feet at 14 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through this evening inside 10 miles. A Gale Warning is in effect outside 10 miles from shore through this afternoon. Low pressure will remain just off the Oregon and north California coast today. A weaker front affects local waters tomorrow. High pressure will bring a break in the weather for the end of the 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… Rain, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/19 Wed 06:10 AM 6.54 H
04/19 Wed 01:12 PM 1.12 L
04/19 Wed 08:12 PM 6.01 H
04/20 Thu 01:35 AM 3.82 L
In Short: Rain/showers, windy, a dry/warm break, then more wet stuff.