Summary: Sunny and windy yesterday, mostly cloudy and foggy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/53F/32mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 61F/50F/24mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 400’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.18”
Forecast: Our weather continues to be dominated by the Pacific with an onshore flow creating night/morning low clouds and fog, followed by sunshine and afternoon/evening sea breezes. No real change in this pattern is predicted through the week ahead. There’s still a slight possibility of some light rain tomorrow morning, but not enough to dig out your raingear. Temperatures are expected to remain a little below average for July as highs peak in the low- to mid-60s and lows slump to the low-50s.
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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, temperatures 60-65F. 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 tonight.
Marine: Winds are NNW 5-10 knots gusting 15 this morning with seas 3 feet at 5 seconds. A weak, dry, and dissipating cold front will approach the area today. The main impact will be to relax pressure gradients and suppress the thermal low over the Southern Oregon Coast. Winds will be marginally close to advisory speeds, however, occasional and local gusts up to 25 knots are possible through the evening. Otherwise, we’ll see northerly winds continue to peak in the late afternoon through evening hours for the next several days. Seas remain 6 feet or less and will be primarily windwave/fresh swell driven. * 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… Becoming sunny, breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/09 Sun 7:27 AM -0.95 L
07/09 Sun 2:10 PM 6.76 H
07/09 Sun 7:17 PM 2.98 L
07/10 Mon 1:16 AM 8.17 H
In Short: Night and morning clouds, afternoon and evening clearing.