Summary: Mostly sunny and breezy yesterday, partly cloudy skies overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/56F/31mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/53F/26mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: N 8 mph/Altimeter: 30.21”
Forecast: The extended stretch of dry Summer weather we’re experiencing is expected to endure for several more days at least. Sunny again today, but quite windy by this afternoon with northerly gusts of 30-40 mph developing, highs in the low-60s. Increasing clouds tonight, still breezy, and a low around 50F. Tomorrow, mostly sunny, lighter winds and temps near 65F. Outlook is for the pattern to continue for the foreseeable future with night and morning low clouds and fog possible, mainly clear midday through evening, and the mercury a tad below seasonal.
4th of July… Sunny, nor’westers gusting 15-20 mph, high near 65F, cooling to 50-55F after dark. For the Waldport fireworks display tonight, windy, increasing clouds and temps in the upper-50s.
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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, 45-55F, 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 N 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with choppy seas 5-6 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through late tonight nearshore and through Wednesday morning out past 10 miles. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight in all local area waters. A surface high pressure ridge will shift eastward over the North Coast through Tuesday. This will increase the pressure gradient resulting in a typical summertime north wind pattern. Gusts to around 30 knots develop this afternoon through late this evening. However, small craft advisory wind conditions continue over the outer waters through tomorrow. Wave heights generally 5 feet or less, but increase up to 8 feet today and tonight. Projections suggest a uni-wave situation the first half of the week. Thus, mariners should be prepared for steep and choppy conditions. * 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 sunny, windy, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/03 Mon 9:27 AM 5.28 H
07/03 Mon 2:44 PM 2.46 L
07/03 Mon 9:17 PM 7.64 H
07/04 Tue 4:14 AM 0.66 L
In Short: Night/morning low clouds, otherwise clear and sea breezy all week.