Summary: Rain, showers and breezy yesterday, cloudy with showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/51F/24mph/0.41”
Depoe Bay: 56F/50F/28mph/0.33”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,900’ & 4,700’, overcast @ 7,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SSE 6 mph/Altimeter: 29.93”
Forecast: With Summer just two weeks away, the weather is still acting like it’s late Winter. Except for a couple of short dry spells, we’ve pretty much missed Spring entirely this year. Even now, cool and showery conditions, including snow down to pass level in the Cascades, is still in the cards. Showers will continue on the Central Coast today through tomorrow, highs in the mid-50s, low in the upper-40s. Rainfall totals could be over an inch. Outlook is for showers Sunday and Monday, light rain or drizzle Tuesday, then some clearing and drying Wednesday and Thursday. Not much change in the mercury as temps remain below average throughout the period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mixed wet/dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are mainly wet, 35-40F, the snow level is 5,000 feet, up to 2 inches of snow in the passes possible today.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly wet pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range; in the Cascades, the snow level hovers around the passes at 5,000 feet with several inches of snow possible through Sunday night, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are S 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 6 feet at 8 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect until 11:00am this morning. Winds ease this afternoon but could increase again this evening as a surface low becomes centered over local waters; 20-25 knot gusts are possible. Additional rounds of winds with gusts around 25 knots arrive every 24-26 hours thereafter through early next week as broad low pressure is slowly replaced by high pressure. The high is then displaced by another approaching low moving over the Gulf of Alaska mid-week. Seas, however, do not get much of a fetch established as the high moves over except for possibly becoming square at 7-8 feet on Sunday and Monday. * 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… Showers and 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.
06/09 Fri 7:14 AM -0.85 L
06/09 Fri 1:53 PM 6.63 H
06/09 Fri 7:00 PM 2.93 L
06/10 Sat 1:01 AM 8.18 H
In Short: Showers and cool, then drying by mid-week.