Summary: Cloudy and cool yesterday, overcast, foggy and misty overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/56F/13mph/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 59F/53F/10mph/0.03”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,800’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: N 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.14”
Forecast: There was enough light rain, drizzle and/or mist to measure overnight and early this morning, but it should be drying out as the day progresses. There’s even a chance for some clearing later, light winds and a high around 60F this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight, low in the low-50s. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, high 65F and a moderate sea breeze. Outlook is for mostly sunny days and partly cloudy nights Monday through Friday, the thermometer reaching highs of 60-65F and slumping to lows of 50-55F all week.
4th of July… Mainly clear but breezy all day for your barbecue and on through the evening fireworks displays, high near 65F, dropping to about 55F after dark. For Waldport, skies are expected to be mostly cloudy for the annual night of the 3rd fireworks.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mainly dry, temp 55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 60-65F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 50-55F, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.
* Outlook for travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through the 4th of July.
Marine: Winds are NW 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 4 feet at 10 seconds. Persistent northerly winds will continue. A very weak surface trough will move in late tonight into Sunday morning, but will have little to no impact other than keeping the winds fairly light. The NE Pacific high will strengthen behind the trough, which will allow winds to become gustier on Sunday and Monday. Most marine areas will probably have small craft advisory winds of 20-25 knots Sunday afternoon and evening. Stronger winds develop Monday with gusts of 25-30 knots expected. These stronger winds will be located over Central Coast waters, especially south of Newport. Winds remain gusty Tuesday, but then look to weaken slightly for the second half of next week. Seas will remain around 4-6 feet over the next several days. They will increase by a foot or two and become fairly choppy early next week in response to the increasing winds. The highest seas will be over Central Coast waters, and small craft advisories for choppy seas may eventually be needed. * 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… Morning clouds, partly sunny, 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.
07/01 Sat 6:53 AM 5.76 H
07/01 Sat 12:54 PM 1.25 L
07/01 Sat 7:41 PM 7.49 H
07/02 Sun 2:18 AM 1.65 L
In Short: Partly sunny, light wind, then mostly clear, stiff sea breezes.