Summary: Foggy morning, mixed skies yesterday afternoon, clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/54F/24mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 64F/49F/18mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.09”
Forecast: While the Valley prepares for a bear of a hot day, conditions here on the Central Coast today would please young Goldilocks as skies remain mostly sunny and the high reaches a ‘just right’ 70-75F. Mostly clear tonight, low around 50F. Increasing clouds are expected tomorrow, much cooler with highs in the upper-50s and blustery nor’westers gusting 30 mph. Outlook is for mostly cloudy Wednesday and Thursday, partly sunny Friday, then mostly sunny for the holiday weekend. Temperatures should be at or a little below seasonal norms all week.
Memorial Day Weekend… Partly to mostly clear, dry, high 60F, low 50F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 60-65F. For the Cascades, highways are bare this morning, 45-55F, the free air freezing level is 14,000 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 N 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 6 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 11:00am through this evening. As winds ramp back up later today we’ll see an increase to 20-25 knots. A cold front is expected to reach the northern waters by tomorrow afternoon. This will result in a shift to NW wind, but still at small craft advisory speeds. Expect winds to diminish late Wednesday. Longer range forecasts show lighter winds Wednesday night through the weekend. Seas today will be primarily wind-wave driven or fresh swell. Wave heights remain 5-6 feet through today, but will be fairly steep due to short periods. Seas gradually build tomorrow and Wednesday with a northwesterly fetch moving into local waters associated with the aforementioned frontal system. Swells are likely to reach 10 feet tomorrow night and Wednesday, then subside to well below 10 feet late in the week and through 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… Sunny, breezy, 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.
05/22 Mon 10:23 AM 6.48 H
05/22 Mon 4:08 PM 1.15 L
05/22 Mon 10:37 PM 8.40 H
05/23 Tue 5:05 AM -0.22 L
In Short: Sunny, warm, then cloudy, but clearing again by late week.