Summary: Overcast early yesterday, afternoon sun, partly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/53F/23mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 65F/46F/23mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: N 3 mph/Altimeter: 30.15”
Forecast: We’re going to look for mostly clear skies along the Central Coast over the next week or longer, with a couple of short exceptions. Sunny today, high temp in the low-60s, and an afternoon sea breeze gusting 20-25 mph. Increasing clouds, decreasing winds tonight, low around 50F. Could be more clouds than sunshine tomorrow, breezy, high 60F or so. Outlook is for a slight chance of rain or drizzle Monday morning, followed by mixed skies, then the coast is clear for the remainder of the week. The mercury stays seasonal or a tad below with highs in the low-60s and lows in the low-50s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-50F. 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 weekend travelers is dry roads at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through tomorrow night.
Marine: Winds are light northerly nearshore but blowing NNE 15-20 knots at Stonewall Bank this morning with seas 4 feet at 5 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through late tonight. The wind fades considerably late tonight and early Sunday morning as a very weak front moves across the NE Pacific. High pressure strengthens again tomorrow afternoon and evening for a return of stronger NW wind. This pattern continues through the first half of next week, with the breeze getting close to small craft advisory criteria in the afternoons and evenings. Another decaying front will weaken the wind Tuesday night and Wednesday, especially over the northern waters. Seas will be primarily wind-driven with a very small fresh swell. Wave heights to remain 5 feet or less for at least the next few days. * 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, 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.
07/08 Sat 6:53 AM -0.79 L
07/08 Sat 1:34 PM 6.58 H
07/08 Sat 6:38 PM 3.06 L
07/09 Sun 12:39 AM 8.21 H
In Short: Mainly clear, then night/morning clouds afternoon/evening clearing.