Summary: Rain, showers and windy yesterday, mostly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/50F/40mph/0.36”
Depoe Bay: 56F/49F/39mph/0.43”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 600’ & 1,400’, overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 5 miles/Wind: S 14 mph G21/Altimeter: 29.97”
Forecast: The Jet Stream is continuing to chaperon one weather system after another into our area with little relief in sight. The next dry and sunny day is currently projected to be Saturday. Showers today, high in the low-50s and a moderate breeze. Rain tonight and tomorrow, total accumulations an inch or better, sou’westers gusting 35-40 mph, low temp in the mid-40s and a high of 50-55F. Outlook is for rain Tuesday, showers Wednesday, rain Thursday, showers Friday, then mostly sunny and warmer Saturday. Temperatures are expected to remain below seasonal for most of the week ahead.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet and dry, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperatures 45-50F. For the Cascades, highways are wet with spots of ice this morning, 30-35F, the snow level is 4,000 feet, 1-3 inches of snow possible in the passes today, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is wet highways at the lower elevations tonight; in the Cascades, the snow level holding at 4,000 feet, accumulations 3-5 inches in the passes tonight, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are S 15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 9-10 feet at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from this evening through tomorrow afternoon. A weak front will move across local waters today, with a stronger system arriving late tonight lasting until Monday morning. The active weather pattern continues into next week. Expect small craft advisory winds, possible gales, and seas 8-12 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… Showers, windy, 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.
04/23 Sun 10:45 AM 7.16 H
04/23 Sun 04:51 PM 0.56 L
04/23 Sun 11:20 PM 7.99 H
04/24 Mon 05:27 AM 0.62 L
In Short: Showers, breezy, then continued cool, wet and windy.