Summary: Morning showers, sunbreaks yesterday, mixed skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/50F/25mph/0.03”
Depoe Bay: 62F/47F/21mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.07”
Forecast: Here we sit on the cusp of Summer and temperatures still feel relatively chilly for this time of year. However, we’re not that far out of whack. The average high for June 11th is 62F and the average low is 49F. (Records for this date are 83F back in 1940, and 33F in 1933.) So, with an expected high of 63F today and tomorrow, and tonight’s low of 48F, we’re certainly in the seasonal ballpark. Look for mixed skies and moderate northwest sea breezes the next couple of days. Outlook is for a chance of showers Tuesday, partly sunny Wednesday, rain Thursday and Friday, then mostly sunny Saturday. The thermometer should be near normal all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice with roadside snow at Willamette Pass, 30-35F, the snow level is 5,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly dry pavement at the lower elevations including the Coast Range; in the Cascades, scattered showers with the snow level rising above the passes to 7,000 feet tonight.
Marine: Winds are variable 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect this afternoon through Monday afternoon for areas 10-60 miles offshore. Lower pressure sits well south of the region over northwest California, with higher pressure over the offshore waters. This higher pressure will build into the region today and tonight, enough to support gusts 20-25 knots at times later today through Monday morning. In addition, the wind waves from these gusty north winds, combined with a base swell of 6-7 feet, will push combined seas up to around 8 feet. With periods of 8 seconds, this will cause some choppy steep seas at times. Northerly winds will ease back Monday night, and generally stay under 20 knots for Tuesday and Wednesday. The next front will push into the region later Thursday, with increasing south to southwest winds. * 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… Clouds and sunshine, 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.
06/11 Sun 8:22 AM -0.94 L
06/11 Sun 3:08 PM 6.74 H
06/11 Sun 8:15 PM 3.16 L
06/12 Mon 2:10 AM 7.89 H
In Short: Mixed skies, night/morning clouds, drizzle, then wet and cool.