Summary: Sunny, moderate breeze yesterday, clouds, patchy fog overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/53F/27mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 59F/47F/24mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 300’
Visibility: 0.25 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.03”
Forecast: In exchange for no rain and a lighter sea breeze accompanying some clearing in the afternoons, the tradeoffs will include cool temperatures and night/morning low clouds and fog. The amount of overcast each day is expected to vary, beginning with partly to mostly sunny skies later today, then generally cloudy tonight and tomorrow. Highs in the low-60s and lows in the low-50s. Outlook is for this pattern to continue through next Tuesday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperature 60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 55-65F, the free air freezing level is 14,000 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 5-15 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 7 seconds. Surface high pressure over the Northeast Pacific will continue through the week bringing a fairly typical summer-like northerly wind pattern to local waters. Thermal low pressure over Northern California continues to weaken which will allow pressure gradients to relax and winds to ease. The next period of possible small craft advisory winds looks to be this weekend. Projections previously suggested a front could switch winds around to southerly on Sunday or Monday, but they seem to be trending away from this idea. * 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… Fog early, sunshine later, light breeze, 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.
07/05 Wed 11:31 AM 5.75 H
07/05 Wed 4:28 PM 3.02 L
07/05 Wed 10:42 PM 7.93 H
07/06 Thu 5:40 AM -0.21 L
In Short: Night/morning low clouds and fog, some afternoon/evening clearing.