Summary: Rainy morning, showery afternoon yesterday, showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 55F/41F/20mph/0.13”
Depoe Bay: 55F/39F/23mph/0.12”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 4,700’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.39”
Forecast: It’s feast or famine this Spring — either sun-starved, wet and cool or we’re served-up a quick and bountiful meal. Today’s going to be a feast with sunshine for the entrée, light northwest winds and a high of 55-60F on the side. Partly cloudy tonight, low around 40F. Tomorrow, mixed skies, mainly dry and 55F. Outlook is for rain returning tomorrow night, showers Sunday, then we may finally be headed out of the famine and into a wholesome diet of drier weather with partly to mostly clear skies Monday through Thursday. Temperatures rising to near normal as May begins next week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer reading 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow this morning, 25-30F, the snow level is at 3,000 feet with a chance of snow showers in the passes today, carry chains or traction tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Cascades tonight and tomorrow, then wet Saturday night through Sunday night, the snow level rising above the mountain passes to 6,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are ENE 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 6 feet at 11 seconds. A front will pass across the region late Saturday and Saturday evening. Expect south to southwesterly winds of 15-25 knots on waters mainly north of Tillamook, with somewhat weaker winds to the south. Once the front passes, winds will ease back and turn more northwesterly. Seas will get a minor bump, but stay under 10 feet. High pressure strengthens with northerly winds for a good part of next week. A surface thermal low will strengthen further and probably begin a pattern of afternoon and evening gusty winds. * 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… Sunny, light breeze, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/28 Fri 8:32 AM -1.88 L
04/28 Fri 3:07 PM 7.88 H
04/28 Fri 8:32 PM 1.73 L
04/29 Sat 2:43 AM 9.36 H
In Short: Mostly clear, rain/showers, then fair skies, dry and warmer.