Summary: Showers and sunbreaks yesterday, cloudy with showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/50F/29mph/0.70”
Depoe Bay: 60F/48F/22mph/0.58”
So far in June, 1.78”
Average for all of June, 2.72”
So far this year, 52.71”
Average for the entire year, 60-70”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: SE 6 mph/Altimeter: 29.88”
Forecast: Rather intense shower activity is expected to continue with the current cool, unstable atmosphere. A funnel cloud was spotted near Lincoln City last evening and thunderstorms remain possible today and tonight. High this afternoon 55-60F and the overnight low dips into the upper-40s. There’s a diminished chance of showers tomorrow, a little warmer with highs 60-65F, and a moderate sea breeze. Outlook is for a chance of showers Monday, showers and sunbreaks Tuesday, partly sunny Wednesday, then a fairly potent frontal system (by June standards) will move onshore into the area toward the end of the week with windy and rainy conditions expected. The thermometer hangs a bit below seasonal for the next several days.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are mainly wet but it is snowing at Willamette Pass, 32-40F, the snow level is 5,000 feet, 1-3 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 SE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 9 seconds. Low pressure over the coastal waters will slowly shift southward today and tonight. Strongest winds will be to the south of Newport, but those should stay under 20 knots. Broad high pressure will shift into the NE Pacific beginning tomorrow, and last well into next week. This will produce breezy north to northwesterly winds at times. Our northern outer waters will likely be the most susceptible to Small Craft Advisory level winds and steep seas, particularly later Sunday and early Monday. Overall, seas look to remain below 10 feet. * 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 possible thunderstorms, 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.
06/10 Sat 7:48 AM -0.94 L
06/10 Sat 2:31 PM 6.72 H
06/10 Sat 7:38 PM 3.05 L
06/11 Sun 1:36 AM 8.07 H
In Short: Showers, chance of thunderstorms, brief drying, then wet again.