Summary: Clouds, sun, light sea breeze yesterday, mixed skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/52F/25mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/46F/22mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.14”
Forecast: It’s time to put the Beatles’ Revolver album on your turntable to usher in a few good days of sunshine. Beginning today and lasting through mid-week, look for mostly clear skies, high temps about 60F, lows of 50F and moderate afternoon and evening seas breezes. Outlook is for a switch to the Fab Four’s tune ‘Rain’ by Thursday when showers become likely, followed by a lingering chance of showers through Saturday. The mercury continues to struggle to reach average early June levels with highs in the upper-50s and lows in the upper-40s all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways are bare, 40-45F, the free air freezing level is above 10,000 feet lowering to 8,000 feet this afternoon.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is dry pavement at all elevations through tonight.
Marine: Winds are light NE nearshore, but blowing NNW 15 knots gusting 20 well offshore this morning with seas 5 feet at 9 seconds. Another weak system is moving across local waters this morning resulting in slightly weaker N-NW winds through the rest of today. High pressure will strengthen behind this system, potentially enough to couple with a California thermal trough and produce advisory winds and steep seas Monday evening, with a better chance off the Central Coast than farther north. Winds look likely to turn southerly again toward the middle or latter portion of the upcoming week as most models show a stronger frontal system approaching the area, bringing with it a chance for some stronger southerly winds. Seas through the weekend and early next week are expected to remain in the 4-7 foot range, though wind-driven seas may become steep on Monday afternoon. Seas may approach 10 feet mid- to late-week as a potent frontal system (by June standards) moves across local waters. * 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, moderate sea breeze, 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.
06/04 Sun 9:54 AM 5.74 H
06/04 Sun 3:31 PM 1.75 L
06/04 Sun 10:03 PM 7.79 H
06/05 Mon 4:43 AM 0.62 L
In Short: Dry, mainly clear, north winds, then cloudy with showers.