Summary: Mostly sunny, warm yesterday, cloudy overnight, rain this morning.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 71F/47F/18mph/0.02”
Depoe Bay: 69F/43F/25mph/0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 3,700’, overcast @ 4,400’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: S 10 mph G16/Altimeter: 29.84”
Forecast: On the heels of the warmest day so far in 2017, we’re slipping right back into the familiar pattern that has dominated Central Coast weather since last Fall. Some light rain early today followed by a chance of showers and sunbreaks this afternoon, southerly winds gusting 30-35 mph and much cooler than yesterday as the mercury stops at 55F or so. Showers tonight and tomorrow, low 45-50F, high 50-55F. Outlook is for substantial rain Monday and Tuesday, 2 inches possible, then showery Wednesday through Friday. The thermometer is expected to remain below seasonal averages for the entire week ahead.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet and dry, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperatures 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 35-45F, the snow level is 7,500 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is wet highways at the lower elevations; snow possible in the Cascades tonight through tomorrow night as the snow level drops to near the passes, accumulations up to 2 inches, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are SSE 10-15 knots gusting 25 this morning with seas 3-4 feet at 13 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and seas are in effect through this evening. Offshore winds will switch to south this morning as a front moves across local waters. An active weather pattern is expected through most of next week with several fronts generating 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.
On the Beach… Light rain, windy, surf 6-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/22 Sat 09:46 AM 6.77 H
04/22 Sat 04:05 PM 0.70 L
04/22 Sat 10:41 PM 7.43 H
04/23 Sun 04:40 AM 1.61 L
In Short: Rain/showers, breezy, cool, then wet and sometimes windy.