Summary: Rain, showers and sunshine yesterday, spotty showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/45F/22mph/0.22”
Depoe Bay: 56F/42F/22mph/0.13”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 5,000’, broken @ 6,000’ & 7,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.20”
Forecast: A chance of showers lingers this morning but that should be the last of the precipitation for several days. Becoming mostly sunny today, high around 55F and Summer-like northwest winds 10-15 mph gusting 25. Partly cloudy tonight, low of 40-45F; fairly clear skies should make the Eta Aquarid meteor shower, now near its peak, visible just before dawn. Patchy fog tomorrow morning otherwise sunny, blustery nor’westers gusting 30 mph or better and a high of 55F. Outlook is for more sunshine and a little warmer Monday and Tuesday, then cooling with showers Wednesday through Friday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 40-45F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways are wet with spots of ice this morning, 25-30F, the snow level is 3,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly bare pavement at all elevations through tomorrow night with the free air freezing level rising to 5,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are light easterly nearshore, N 15-20 knots offshore this morning with choppy seas 7 feet at 8 seconds. High pressure over the Northeast Pacific and thermal low pressure over Northern California will lead to a Summer-like northerly wind pattern through Tuesday. There may be a need for a small craft advisory late Sunday afternoon and evening as northerly winds temporarily increase. A weak low pressure system will move into the region midweek and linger through the end of the workweek. This will likely produce some gusty southerly to westerly winds at times, but at this point, any wind gusts across our waters look to remain well below gale force criteria. * 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, breezy, surf 5-6’ feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/06 Sat 10:14 AM 6.52 H
05/06 Sat 4:15 PM 1.00 L
05/06 Sat 10:47 PM 7.78 H
05/07 Sun 5:05 AM 0.95 L
In Short: Drying, clearing and warming, then cool and showery