Summary: Low clouds, fog and drizzle yesterday, cloudy, some light rain overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/59F/21mph/0.02”
Depoe Bay: 65F/57F/15mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 200’
Visibility: 0.75 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.17”
Forecast: We’ll try again on this final day of Spring to get out of the marine-layer funk we were stuck in most of yesterday. Gradual clearing is expected today, a stiff afternoon sea breeze, and highs near 65F. The Summer Solstice kicks off the new season tonight at 9:24pm under partly cloudy skies and a low of 50F. Tomorrow should start off partly sunny then gradually become mostly sunny, north winds gusting 20-25 mph and the thermometer climbing to 65F or so. Outlook is for mainly clear Thursday through Monday, temps rising into the mid-70s over the weekend, then retreating into the 60s early next week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 55-60F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 65F. For the Cascades, highways are mixed wet/dry, 50-55F, the snow level is above 8,000 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 variable 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon through late tomorrow night. Higher pressure over the NE Pacific and thermal low pressure over NW California will bring a Summer northerly wind pattern along the coast today. A weakening front moves to the coast with higher pressure strengthening this afternoon. That scenario will then continue through the week. Seas will remain in the 4-5 foot range for the next few days. Wave heights are forecast to reach around the 8 foot range mid to late next week due to persistent north 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… Gradual clearing, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/20 Tue 10:05 AM 6.02 H
06/20 Tue 3:30 PM 1.84 L
06/20 Tue 9:59 PM 8.72 H
06/21 Wed 4:44 AM -0.70 L
In Short: Morning clouds, afternoon sunbreaks, windy, then mostly clear and seasonal.