Summary: Mostly sunny, moderate sea breeze yesterday, clear skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/47F/25mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/43F/20mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: NE 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.17”
Forecast: Meteorologists are still swearing to a streak of blue skies lasting into mid-week. Plentiful sunshine today, high around 60F with a stiff afternoon sea breeze. Partly cloudy tonight, low of 50F. Tomorrow, mostly sunny again, the mercury climbs to 60F and the northerly winds should relax somewhat. Outlook is for sun, increasing clouds and a chance of showers by late Wednesday, rain on Thursday, then mostly cloudy skies and showers likely Friday through Sunday. Temperatures continue a little below average for early June as highs only reach 55-60F and lows dip to the upper-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways are mostly bare, spots of frost possible, 30-40F, the free air freezing level is 9,000 feet rising to 11,000 feet this afternoon. * 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 NE 10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 6 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from noon today through late tonight. High pressure strengthens offshore today, increasing northerly winds this afternoon and bringing gusts to 25 knots up the coast as far as Lincoln City. This pattern will only last a day, as an approaching front will ease winds on Tuesday. Winds to turn southerly as the front gets closer overnight Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, and ramp up rapidly Wednesday morning. Forecasts are wavering on how strong this system will actually be, but it seems likely we’ll get a solid round of southerly small craft advisory winds ahead of the front; one computer model even suggests a chance for gale force gusts. Seas may approach 10 feet with the system on Wednesday (more likely if we end up getting gale force gusts). Winds ease early Thursday and turn to westerly behind the front. Expect seas to come back down fairly quickly as well. * 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 4-5’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/05 Mon 10:55 AM 5.88 H
06/05 Mon 4:19 PM 2.10 L
06/05 Mon 10:42 PM 7.95 H
06/06 Tue 5:26 AM 0.09 L
In Short: Mainly clear, north winds, then cloudy with rain and showers.