Summary: Cloudy yesterday, partial evening clearing, overcast overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/55F/18mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 60F/53F/14mph/0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,100’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: N 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.14”
Forecast: We’ll be seeing a lot more sunshine today than yesterday as the morning clouds burn off, high around 65F, and nor’westers build to 20-25 mph this afternoon. Mostly cloudy and breezy tonight, low of 50F. Tomorrow, cloudy early then becoming mostly sunny, high 65F and a sea breeze of 25-35 mph. Outlook is for a typical Summer pattern with mostly sunny days, some marine clouds nights and mornings, gusty afternoon northwest winds and seasonal temperatures with highs of 60-65F and 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 50-55F after dark. For Waldport, partly cloudy and windy for the annual night of the 3rd fireworks.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 50-55F, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet.
* Outlook for holiday travelers is bare pavement at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through the 4th of July.
Marine: Winds are NNE 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 4 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through Monday evening nearshore and through Wednesday morning out past 10 miles. Surface high pressure strengthens today and noses eastward over the North Coast through Tuesday. This will increase the gradient resulting in a typical summertime north wind regime. Gusts to around 25 knots develop late this afternoon, especially over the outer waters. Wind peaks nearshore Monday then the focus shifts to the outer waters Tuesday and Wednesday. Wave heights generally 5 feet or less, gradually building, with the potential for square sea criteria of 7 feet at 7-8 seconds over portions of the outer waters as early as tonight or Monday morning. Projections suggest a nearly uni-wave situation early in the week, mainly Monday night through Tuesday, which will result in steep and choppy conditions. Wind and seas settle down for the second half of the week with no discernible frontal events on the horizon. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
Notice to Mariners… The m/v Yaquina will continue dredging the Yaquina Bay entrance and harbor through July 5th. The vessel monitors VHF Channels 13 & 16.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, windy, 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.
07/02 Sun 8:09 AM 5.35 H
07/02 Sun 1:48 PM 1.94 L
07/02 Sun 8:31 PM 7.54 H
07/03 Mon 3:21 AM 1.17 L
In Short: Night/morning low clouds, afternoon clearing, sea breezy all week.