Summary: Sunny, windy yesterday, clear, waxing gibbous Moon overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/46F/28mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 57F/41F/29mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ENE 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.23”
Forecast: If your lawn isn’t already out of control, expect it to grow a bunch more in the next couple of days. Of course, you’ll also see lots of May flowers popping out as we enjoy a few days of Spring weather. Sunny today, highs of 55-60F and northwest winds gusting 20-25 mph in the afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight, low 45F. Tomorrow should be mostly sunny, high again around 55F or better. Outlook is for increasing clouds Wednesday, rain Thursday and Friday, then a chance of showers Saturday and Sunday. In the long-term, we probably won’t see another dry stretch until sometime next week. Temperatures remain near average as highs reach 55F and lows dip to 45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 35-40F, the free air freezing level is 10,000 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 ENE 5-15 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 9 seconds. High pressure over the Northeastern Pacific will continue to bring a Summer-like northerly wind pattern through Tuesday night with winds peaking each afternoon and evening. A weak front slides across local waters Wednesday and turns winds southerly. A series of weak low pressure systems then moves across the region and brings bouts of gusty southerly winds of 20-30 knots at times, but projections continue to vary on timing and magnitude. There is a chance seas may peak near or above 10 feet late in the workweek. * 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 4-5’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/08 Mon 12:01 PM 6.74 H
05/08 Mon 5:39 PM 1.52 L
05/08 Mon 11:57 PM 8.14 H
05/09 Tue 6:25 AM -0.10 L
In Short: Mostly clear, a little warmer, then cooling and wet.