Summary: Mostly cloudy, drizzle, light rain yesterday, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/53F/17mph/0.18”
Depoe Bay: 60F/51F/19mph/0.10”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 2,000’ & 2,600’, overcast @ 5,500’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: S 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.23”
Forecast: Fairly ho-hum weather is expected for the next couple of days before a strong late-season storm plows into the Central Coast on Thursday. Clouds and partial clearing today and tonight, chance of drizzle/showers, light winds, high around 60F, lows 45-50F. Dry with some sunshine tomorrow, highs in the upper-50s. Outlook is for up to an inch of rain and southerlies gusting as high as 50 mph Thursday, showers linger into Friday, partly sunny Saturday, then a long stretch of mostly clear and warmer conditions beginning Sunday lasting well into next week. The mercury is projected to slowly rise above seasonal norms by Monday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mixed wet/dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are mainly dry, thermometer readings near 50F. The Columbia River Gorge has wet pavement, temperature 50F. For the Cascades, highways are wet, 35-45F, the snow level is 7,000 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 WSW 5-10 knots this morning with seas 5-6 feet at 12 seconds. High pressure over local waters will bring relatively benign conditions today and Wednesday. However, a big change appears in store for Thursday as an unusually strong late-season frontal storm system arrives. Strong small craft advisory level wind gusts of 30 knots appear very likely while gale force gusts of 35-40 knots appear possible despite the late date. Either way, seas should climb to near 10 feet and perhaps quite a bit above that should the stronger gale force winds materialize. Then, look for quieter weather and lower seas towards the weekend as high pressure returns to the Northeast Pacific. Thermal low pressure developing over Northern California may result in northerly winds increasing into small craft advisory thresholds late in the weekend or early next week, but confidence in this type of detail remains low at this point. * 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 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.
06/13 Tue 9:34 AM -0.66 L
06/13 Tue 4:28 PM 6.68 H
06/13 Tue 9:39 PM 3.30 L
06/14 Wed 3:25 AM 7.27 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, possible drizzle, stormy, then clearing and warmer.