Summary: Light rain and breezy yesterday, cloudy with showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/48F/33mph/0.57”
Depoe Bay: 53F/47F/41mph/0.61”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 3,100’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 29.89”
Forecast: The latest predictions show that after two more wet days we’ll get two that are dry and mostly sunny. Rain this morning, turning to showers this afternoon, northwest winds gusting 20-25 mph and a high near 55F. There’s a 50-50 chance of showers continuing tonight and tomorrow, moderate westerly winds, a low of 45F and a high in the low-50s. Outlook is for mostly sunny Friday and Saturday, warmer with highs of 55-60F, then a chance of showers Sunday followed by partly sunny and possibly dry again Monday and Tuesday. The mercury will still be mostly a little below average for this late in the season. If long-range projections hold up, next week could be mainly dry with daytime temperatures rising to near normal for the beginning of May as highs reach the mid-60s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have slush and packed snow this morning, 30-35F, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 7:00pm this evening, the snow level lowering to 4,500 feet today with 2-6 inches of snow possible in the passes, 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 WNW 10 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 7 seconds. Wind is slowly settling down to mostly below advisory criteria. There are a few spots gusting in the 15-20 knot range but will be slowly decreasing in the afternoon. Seas running 7 feet with a short period will create some rough conditions, though these should abate this morning. Broader high pressure then builds over the NE Pacific keeping a relative lull in winds through Friday. Seas may next reach 10-11 feet Thursday through early Friday as the southern end of a swell train clips the northern waters from a surface low crossing Southeast Alaska. * 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, light breeze, surf 6 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/26 Wed 06:59 AM -1.10 L
04/26 Wed 01:24 PM 8.01 H
04/26 Wed 07:03 PM 0.90 L
04/27 Thu 01:18 AM 9.36 H
In Short: Rain, showers, then clearing and warmer.