Summary: Mostly sunny, moderate north winds yesterday, clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/48F/24mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 59F/41F/24mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.11”
Forecast: We’ve been given the All Clear. For the first time since last Fall, there are no special weather statements, advisories, watches or warnings posted for anywhere in Northwest Oregon, including the mountains and offshore. So, another pleasant Spring day is unfolding with mostly sunny skies today, it shouldn’t be too windy, and the mercury heads for 55-60F. Increasing clouds tonight, low around 45F. Partly sunny tomorrow, high again 55-60F and winds back to the southwest in advance of an approaching weather system. Outlook is for rain Thursday, maybe a quarter inch, then showers likely Saturday through Monday. Temps a tad below average for this time of year as highs reach 55F and lows slump to 45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 35-45F, 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 NE 5-15 knots this morning with seas 7-8 feet at 14 seconds. A Summer-like northerly flow pattern will transition to an extended period of southwesterly winds beginning Wednesday. A front entering local waters Wednesday afternoon should allow winds to increase into small craft advisory criteria of 25 knots Wednesday evening/night. Then a series of relatively weak surface low pressure systems moving across the Northeast Pacific Thursday through Saturday should allow winds to rise into small craft advisory criteria once again with seas possibly climbing above 10 feet as well. An additional storm system looks to bring a similar weather pattern late Sunday and continuing through the early part 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.
On the Beach… Sunny, light breeze, surf 5-7’ feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/09 Tue 6:25 AM -0.10 L
05/09 Tue 12:46 PM 6.84 H
05/09 Tue 6:16 PM 1.80 L
05/10 Wed 12:29 AM 8.23 H
In Short: Mostly clear, a little warmer, then cooler and wet.