Summary: Light showers early, then mostly clear/windy yesterday and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/46F/25mph/0.03”
Depoe Bay: 56F/39F/21mph/0.04”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.27”
Forecast: In many respects the next two or three days will look a lot like Summer with abundant sunshine and afternoon/evening gusty northwest winds. The outlier in all of this will be the mercury which is expected to be about average for early May. High 55F today, maybe 57F or so tomorrow. Overnight low around 45F. Outlook is for mostly sunny Tuesday, increasing clouds Wednesday, rain likely Thursday, then showers Friday and Saturday. Temperatures range from highs around 55F to lows of 45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mainly dry but with spots of frost possible, temps 30-32F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice this morning, 25-30F, the free air freezing level 4,500 feet rising to 6,000 feet this afternoon.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is bare pavement at all elevations tonight with the free air freezing level rising to 9,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are NNE 5-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 8 feet at 11 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through late tonight. A Summer-like gusty northerly wind pattern will continue across the waters through Tuesday. Expect winds to peak late each afternoon and evening. Winds will likely be strongest today. The weather then looks to shift back towards a more active pattern about midweek as a weak surface low shifts into the Northeast Pacific. There may be a couple rounds of small craft advisories during the latter half of next week. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Notice to Mariners… OSU Yaquina Research Lighted Buoy is missing, Chart 18561.
On the Beach… Sunny, breezy, surf 6-7’ feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/07 Sun 11:11 AM 6.62 H
05/07 Sun 5:00 PM 1.25 L
05/07 Sun 11:23 PM 7.99 H
05/08 Mon 5:47 AM 0.36 L
In Short: Mostly clear and windy, then cool and showery.