Summary: Showers and windy yesterday, fairly heavy rain, breezy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/47F/22mph/1.20”
Depoe Bay: 52F/45F/27mph/0.99”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 800’, overcast @ 1,600’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: SSW 20 mph G24/Altimeter: 29.67”
Forecast: We’re already 2 inches above normal rainfall for April, and there’s still a week to go. Along with the cooler than average temperatures at lower elevations and snow predicted for the Cascade passes, it’s difficult to tell what month it really is. Not much relief headed this way, either, with rain turning to showers today, sou’westers gusting 25-30 mph, and a high about 50F. A chance of showers lingers tonight, low 45F. Rain returns tomorrow, moderate southerly winds and the mercury rises into the low-50s. Outlook is for rain/showers continuing Wednesday through Friday, then an outlier for the weekend with partly to mostly sunny skies and temps warming to near seasonal as highs reach 55-60F and lows dip to 45F or so.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperatures 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have slush and packed snow this morning, 30-35F, the snow level is 4,500 feet, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for 6-10 inches of snow possible in the passes 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 15-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with rough seas 11 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 4:00pm this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through 5:00pm this afternoon. A fairly strong low and front will move ashore near Cascade Head today. Another front moves across local waters tomorrow. Active weather continues through the week with breezy conditions and seas 7-10 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… 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.
04/24 Mon 11:40 AM 7.53 H
04/24 Mon 05:36 PM 0.53 L
04/24 Mon 11:59 PM 8.55 H
04/25 Tue 06:13 AM -0.31 L
In Short: Showers, breezy, then cool, wet and windy, dry for the weekend.