Summary: Rain on and off yesterday, cloudy overnight, foggy this morning.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/54F/12mph/0.16”
Depoe Bay: 58F/52F/11mph/0.08”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 200’
Visibility: 0.25 miles/Wind: NNW 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.19”
Forecast: Get your seats. Now showing, ‘Summer,’ but for one day only. We’re still on track for dry and warm conditions today, partly to mostly sunny skies, and a high of 65F or better depending on how fast the fog and low clouds burn off. Back to cloudy and a chance of drizzle with patchy fog tonight and tomorrow, low around 55F, highs cooling to about 60F. Outlook is for showers Friday and Saturday, then mostly clear and dry Sunday through Tuesday (which would be the longest rainless stretch since January), temperatures at or a little below seasonal.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, there’s dense fog and thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 40-45F, the snow level is well above the passes at 8,000 feet. * 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 N 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 11 seconds. Benign weather is expected with north winds remaining under 20 knots. Thursday night a cold front will move east across local waters, then westerly winds behind the front will produce gusts to around 20 knots Friday and Friday night for our next shot at small craft conditions. Northerly winds then continue through the weekend, gusting at times to 20-25 knots. Seas over the weekend are expected to be in the range of 5-9 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… Some sunshine, light breeze, surf 4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/03 Wed 6:33 AM 7.12 H
05/03 Wed 1:18 PM 0.12 L
05/03 Wed 8:15 PM 6.99 H
05/04 Thu 2:00 AM 2.92 L
In Short: Clearing and warmer, cooler, showers, then dry with seasonal temps.