Summary: Mostly cloudy early, sunshine later yesterday, mixed skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/46F/13mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/42F/14mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 12,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 8 mph/Altimeter: 30.20”
Forecast: You’ll need to get your sunhats, sunscreen and sunglasses out of their hiding places and have them ready for immediate use over the next week or better. Mostly sunny today, light winds and a high near 60F. Tonight, partly cloudy, low about 50F. More sunshine tomorrow, a moderate northwest sea breeze and high of 60F. Outlook is for mixed skies Saturday, then clear Sunday through Wednesday with the mercury climbing into the upper-60s to mid-70s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice this morning, 30-35F, the free air freezing level rising to 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 E 5-10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 8 seconds. Winds turn northerly by tomorrow as higher pressure builds in. Thermal low pressure develops along the Northern California coast Friday that will help to create possible Small Craft Advisory northerlies in Central Coast waters late in the day and in the evening. The northerlies will likely increase and spread north along the coast this weekend, especially Sunday. Seas will hover around 5-6 feet through the weekend and likely into early next week with a small westerly swell. A fresh shorter period northerly swell will develop as northerly winds pick up during the 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… Clouds and sunshine, light breeze, 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.
05/18 Thu 12:24 PM 0.60 L
05/18 Thu 7:25 PM 6.42 H
05/19 Fri 1:04 AM 3.36 L
05/19 Fri 6:43 AM 6.07 H
In Short: Mixed skies, light wind, then dry, mostly clear and warmer.