Summary: Clouds, sunshine, light north winds yesterday, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/55F/22mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 65F/53F/16mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,500’, overcast @ 4,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: NNW 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.12”
Forecast: The most difficult thing to predict is cloud cover when we’re in a situation like this with marine air mixing with terrestrial air. That said, we’ll look for both clouds and sunbreaks today, high around 60F. Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle and fog tonight, lows in the upper-40s. Tomorrow, morning clouds give way to afternoon sunshine, a sea breeze gusting to 20 mph and highs of 55-60F. Outlook is for mostly sunny skies Monday through Wednesday, then cloudy with showers Thursday and Friday. The thermometer hangs below average as highs reach 55-60F and lows 45-50F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are bare, 40-45F, foggy in spots, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly dry pavement at all elevations through Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are NW 10 knots this morning with seas 4-5 feet at 9 seconds. A weak front began moving across local waters last night, with high pressure rebuilding later today. This will result in winds turning back to northwesterly, but nothing too strong. As high pressure continues to build, expect winds to turn more northerly this afternoon continuing into early next week. We could see the development of small craft advisory wind gusts and steep seas by Monday afternoon as a trough of low pressure develops up the northern California coast. Seas through the weekend and early next week are expected to remain in the 4-7 foot range, though wind-driven waves may become steep on Monday afternoon. * 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… Mainly cloudy, sunbreaks, breezy, 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.
06/03 Sat 8:41 AM 5.78 H
06/03 Sat 2:38 PM 1.32 L
06/03 Sat 9:20 PM 7.60 H
06/04 Sun 3:54 AM 1.24 L
In Short: Partial clearing, fog/drizzle, then mostly clear until midweek.