Summary: Fog, drizzle, mostly cloudy yesterday; overcast, drizzle overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/53F/17mph/0.02”
Depoe Bay: 60F/52F/11mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,600’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.06”
Forecast: Like a stuck phonograph record, our weather pattern keeps repeating and remains little changed today. Partial clearing is possible this afternoon along with some isolated showers, light winds and a high of 55F. The threat of showers ends tonight under overcast skies, lows in the upper-40s. Tomorrow, the cloud cover continues, but a bit warmer as the mercury climbs to about 60F. Outlook is for a good chance of showers Thursday and Friday, then mostly clear Saturday through Monday. Still cool with temps just below seasonal averages.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are bare, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 55F. For the Cascades, highways are dry this morning, 45-55F, the snow level is above 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 NW 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 2-3 feet at 8 seconds. Quiet conditions continue with winds below 20 knots through Friday night. A weak front moves through late Wednesday and another on Friday, doing little more than shifting winds to southerly starting Tuesday afternoon and keeping generally 5-15 knot southerly winds through Friday. Seas through Wednesday morning stay around 3-4 feet, building to 5-6 feet by Wednesday afternoon, staying there through Friday. Next chance for winds above 20 knots will be next weekend as a broad upper-level ridge builds over the NE Pacific and a thermal low sets up over northern California, generating a gusty northerly wind pattern over our waters through next weekend. With these gusty winds, we may also get steep seas. * 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… Drizzle, partial clearing, light breeze, surf 2-3’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/30 Tue 10:50 AM -1.28 L
05/30 Tue 5:43 PM 7.40 H
05/30 Tue 11:12 PM 2.79 L
05/31 Wed 5:06 AM 7.45 H
In Short: Drizzle and partial clearing, mixed skies, showers, then clearing.