Summary: Showers and sunshine yesterday, occasional showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/47F/20mph/0.18”
Depoe Bay: 54F/45F/19mph/0.21”
Regional Temperature Record…
The high temperature of 53F at Portland International Airport yesterday was the coolest on record for the date. The previous record low maximum temperature for May 13th was 54 degrees set in 1999.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 1,000’, broken @ 1,300’, overcast @ 2,800’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: N 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.11”
Forecast: With May flowers popping out all over, picking a fresh bouquet for Mother’s Day would be a nice gesture. But the petals will probably be wet unless you wait until a little later. Showers are expected to continue through mid-morning, mixed skies, light northwest winds and a high around 55F this afternoon. A slight chance of showers tonight, low 45F. Tomorrow, another weather system is projected to arrive on the Central Coast with rain developing by lunchtime, southwest winds and a high in the low-50s. Outlook is for fairly heavy rain tomorrow night, up to three-quarters of an inch, trailing showers Tuesday and Wednesday, then (hold onto your hats) northwest sea breezes, dry and mostly sunny Thursday through Saturday! Temps rising to near seasonal norms by midweek.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings near 45F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 45F. For the Cascades, highways have slush, snow pack and spots of ice this morning, 30-32F, the snow level is 4,000 feet with up to 2 inches of snow possible in the passes today, carry chains or tractions tires.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mixed wet/dry pavement tonight at the lower elevations including the Coast Range; rain/snow in the Cascades down to 4,500 feet tonight.
Marine: Winds are NW 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 7 feet at 10 seconds. The next chance for advisory level winds will be with a front that moves across local waters tomorrow, which turns winds southerly out ahead of a weather system arriving early in the morning. Winds turn back northwesterly behind this front, with another chance for some small craft advisory northwest winds on Tuesday. A ridge of high pressure builds in late next week for the return of more Summer-like conditions with generally north winds over the waters. 7-8 foot seas will diminish to around 6 feet by tonight. Expect relatively benign conditions to continue through early midweek. The next chance for close to 10 foot seas is on Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night as northwesterly winds generate enough fresh swell to bring seas up to 9-10 feet. Beyond that, seas diminish through the end of the 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… Showers, light breeze, surf 5-6’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/14 Sun 9:19 AM -0.45 L
05/14 Sun 4:05 PM 6.58 H
05/14 Sun 9:15 PM 3.28 L
05/15 Mon 3:08 AM 7 .52 H
In Short: Showers, light winds, rain, showers, then sunny and warmer.