Summary: Cloudy morning, sunny afternoon yesterday, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/50F/26mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 60F/44F/25mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: N 3 mph/Altimeter: 29.94”
Forecast: This’ll be short and sweet. With high pressure well-entrenched over the Pacific Northwest, expect mainly clear skies, dry, and moderate sea breezes today through next Wednesday. Temperatures will be a tad below seasonal as the mercury climbs to around 60F in the afternoons, and dips to about 50F during the nights.
Memorial Day Weekend… Mostly sunny, high 60F, low 50F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are bare, 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 dry this morning, 35-45F, the snow level is 7,500 feet.
* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through Monday night; the free air freezing level remains well above the passes at 10,000-13,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are NE 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 11-12 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through this afternoon. The pattern of higher pressure over the NE Pacific and lower pressure inland will persist into early next week, and winds should stay below Small Craft Advisory thresholds through that time period. A modest front looks to arrive around the middle of next week at the earliest. Steep, choppy seas continue to run 1-2 feet above forecast guidance, and thus don’t expect them to drop and stay below 10 feet until later today. Then seas stay under 10 feet for at least the next 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… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 8-10’ feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/25 Thu 06:42 AM -1.93 L
05/25 Thu 1:15 PM 7.57 H
05/25 Thu 6:37 PM 1.67 L
05/26 Fri 12:48 AM 9.64 H
In Short: Mainly clear and cool with moderate winds through next week.