Summary: Mostly sunny, light winds yesterday, partly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/48F/12mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 61F/42F/14mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,700’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 29.98”
Forecast: On the edge of change, today begins with some sunshine followed by increasing clouds, winds backing to the southwest and a high around 55F. Rain by this evening, lasting overnight, up to a half inch, breezy, low of 50F. Tomorrow, rain turning to showers and possible thunderstorms, windy as southerlies build to 10-20 mph gusting 30, and the thermometer rises to 55F. Outlook is for wet weather, mainly in the form of showers, to continue Friday through Tuesday at least. The mercury is expected to remain below average with highs in the low-50s and lows around 45F throughout the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has bare pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 35-40F, the snow level is 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 NNW 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight. High pressure will give way to a weak front moving across local waters this evening. Additional rounds of gusty south winds will likely follow Thursday and Friday as a slightly stronger low pressure system moves towards the region. Seas peak at 8-10 feet this weekend. * 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… Mixed skies, light breeze, surf 4-6’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/10 Wed 7:00 AM -0.44 L
05/10 Wed 1:27 PM 6.90 H
05/10 Wed 6:52 PM 2.10 L
05/11 Thu 1:00 AM 8.24 H
In Short: Increasing clouds, then wet, cool and unsettled.