Summary: Sunshine, clouds, sea breezy yesterday, mostly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/55F/24mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 64F/52F/23mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 4,900’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: NW 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.11”
Forecast: With an onshore flow, the ocean will be dealing the cards over the next few days, and it doesn’t look like we’ll draw any aces until the weekend. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies today through tomorrow with isolated showers, light rain or drizzle, highs around 60F and low of 50F. Outlook is for partly sunny Wednesday, a joker in the mix Thursday as a late-season storm system brings in steady rain and windy conditions, rain likely Friday, then it appears we’ll ace the weekend with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures about average all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 55F. For the Cascades, highways are wet, it’s foggy in spots, windy, 35-45F, the snow level is 6,500 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 NW 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 5-6 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through this afternoon for areas 10-60 miles out. An offshore high will build today, maintaining somewhat gusty northerly winds on the outer waters. Expect seas around 6-7 feet with a dominant period around 7 seconds for fairly steep and choppy sea conditions. Highest seas will lie beyond 30 miles from shore, where winds will be the strongest. Winds will ease later today, and should remain below advisory criteria for Tuesday and Wednesday. Likewise, no significant issues for seas during this time period. However, the next front will push into local waters Thursday, bringing increasing southerly winds and seas, building to perhaps 10-12 feet later Thursday afternoon. While some inconsistency in wind strength remains in the forecast, there is some potential for a few gale-level gusts on Thursday. * 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… Mostly cloudy, light sea breeze, surf 3-5’ feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/12 Mon 8:57 AM -0.85 L
06/12 Mon 3:47 PM 6.72 H
06/12 Mon 8:55 PM 3.24 L
06/13 Tue 2:46 AM 7.62 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, drizzle, wet and cool, then sunny weekend.