Summary: Mixed skies yesterday, a handful of raindrops, mostly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/49F/12mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/43F/11mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 800’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.16”
Forecast: The future’s so bright, ya gotta wear shades. While we’re still in a transition period the next couple of days, expect clear skies and unseasonably warm temperatures beginning Sunday. Partly to mostly sunny today, a light north wind and high of 60F. Tonight, marine clouds fill in, some patchy drizzle is possible and the thermometer dips to 50F. Gradual clearing tomorrow after morning clouds and drizzle, light northwest winds and highs in the upper-50s. Outlook is for mostly sunny skies Sunday, high 70F, full-on sunshine with a high of 75F or better on Monday, then continued clear Tuesday through Thursday though the mercury slowly falls to seasonal readings as the week progresses.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are bare this morning, 35-40F, the free air freezing level rising to 10,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is dry pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades; the free air freezing level remains above 10,000 feet through Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are NE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 3 feet at 10 seconds. Expect increasing north-northwest winds as thermal low pressure builds up the coast from Northern California. Projections suggest winds will remain below small craft advisory criteria today, but a few gusts of 20-25 knots are possible in windier spots south of Newport late this afternoon/evening. North winds will be stronger this weekend as high pressure strengthens offshore. The stronger N winds will whip up some higher/steeper wind-driven seas, building to 6-8 feet by Sun evening. * 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, sea breezes, surf 3-5’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/19 Fri 6:43 AM 6.07 H
05/19 Fri 1:21 PM 0.80 L
05/19 Fri 8:18 PM 6.74 H
05/20 Sat 2:15 AM 2.75 L
In Short: Mixed skies, moderate wind, then mostly clear and much warmer.