Summary: Showers early yesterday, mixed skies in the afternoon and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/44F/17mph/0.11”
Depoe Bay: 56F/40F/15mph/0.10”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 14 mph/Altimeter: 30.34”
Forecast: Today is expected to be the crown jewel of the month with mostly sunny skies, light east winds and the warmest temperatures so far this year, 65F or higher. Partly cloudy early tonight, then increasing clouds, low around 50F. If the sky retains any clearing at all just before dawn, the peak of the Lyrid Meteor Shower will be visible with 30-40 meteors per hour. We’re back in the (rain) gutter tomorrow morning followed by showers in the afternoon, southerly winds gusting 25 mph and much cooler as highs only reach 55F. Outlook is for showers likely Sunday, rain Monday and Tuesday, showers Wednesday and Thursday. The mercury is projected to be a little below average with highs in the low-50s and lows about 45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mostly bare but spots of ice are possible, temps 30-35F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice this morning, 30-32F, the free air freezing level is 4,500 feet but rises to 7,000 feet by this afternoon.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is for wet highways at the lower elevations; snow possible in the Cascades Saturday night through Sunday night as the snow level drops to near the passes, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are E 10-15 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 11 seconds. High pressure over local waters this morning will move inland this afternoon with a weak offshore flow developing. A weakening occluded front will move across the area Saturday. Then, an active weather pattern is expected through most of next week with small craft advisory winds and seas 8-10 feet. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Notices to Mariners… Yaquina River Light 37 is currently extinguished. Yaquina River Buoy 30 has been reset on station.
On the Beach… Sunshine, light wind, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/21 Fri 08:39 AM 6.47 H
04/21 Fri 03:14 PM 0.90 L
04/21 Fri 09:59 PM 6.83 H
04/22 Sat 03:49 AM 2.54 L
In Short: Mainly clear, warm, light breezes, then cool, wet & windy.