Summary: Filtered sunshine, dry, light winds yesterday, mixed skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/52F/16mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/50F/12mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @300’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 29.90”
Forecast: The barometer is announcing ‘last call’ this morning as a wet late-season low-pressure system approaches the Central Coast. It should still be mainly dry for most of today with thickening clouds, southerly winds building to 20 mph and a high of 60-65F. Rain tonight, up to a half inch, breezy, lows in the lower-50s. Tomorrow, rain continues in the morning turning to showers by afternoon, high 55-60F. Outlook is for rain Friday and Saturday, showers Sunday and Monday, partly sunny and dry Tuesday. Expect thermometer readings to remain a little below normal over the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are bare, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are bare, 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 S 5-10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from this evening through late tonight. Winds have already turned southerly at most of the buoys and will start to ramp-up this morning ahead of an approaching late-season frontal system. Starting this afternoon and going through early Thursday morning, solid small craft advisory southerly winds with gusts 25-30 knots are expected with occasional gusts up to 35 knots possible. Seas should respond accordingly and build to around 10 feet with steep and hazardous waves probable. Behind this system Thursday morning, expect a shift in winds to westerly, easing to 15-20 knots. Seas should drop back down below 10 feet as well in response to the lighter winds. The breeze turns back to southerly late Thursday as a much weaker front approaches and moves across local waters on Friday into Saturday. Seas will gradually fall going into the weekend, and should remain around 6-7 feet through Sunday. * 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… Increasing clouds and 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.
06/07 Wed 12:34 PM 6.30 H
06/07 Wed 5:43 PM 2.61 L
06/07 Wed 11:52 PM 8.17 H
06/08 Thu 6:39 AM -0.65 L
In Short: Rain by evening, then cloudy, wet and cool.