Summary: Mostly sunny, windy yesterday; mainly overcast, foggy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/53F/24mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/50F/24mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 900’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.09”
Forecast: We’re expecting some minor changes in our weather pattern over the next couple of days. Today should still be nice and sunny, highs 60-65F but lighter north winds. Increasing clouds tonight with some fog and/or drizzle late, low in the low-50s. Tomorrow, possible patchy drizzle in the morning followed by partly sunny skies, high of 60F. Outlook is for a slight chance of light rain tomorrow night and Thursday, then mainly clear and sea breezy Friday through Monday. The mercury is projected to rise a bit during the latter part of the week as highs reach 65F or better and lows dip to 50-55F.
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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 above 12,000 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 light and variable this morning with seas 3 feet at 6 seconds. Winds and seas continue to slowly ease. Seas are dominated by wind driven waves or a fresh swell. As the offshore high-pressure system weakens and is replaced by a weak low over the next couple of days, winds will be weaker through the rest of the week, leading to rather benign winds and seas lasting into the weekend. * 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, light sea breeze, 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.
07/18 Tue 8:35 AM 5.57 H
07/18 Tue 1:56 PM 2.18 L
07/18 Tue 8:34 PM 8.34 H
07/19 Wed 3:27 AM 0.02 L
In Short: Clear, increasing clouds, drizzle/light rain possible, then clearing again.