Summary: Mostly sunny, light wind yesterday; mixed skies, calm overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 68F/54F/23mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 67F/51F/16mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 1,700’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.16”
Forecast: A weak low-pressure system offshore is affecting our area resulting in a few more clouds today, but still look for partly to mostly sunny skies, light northwest wind and a high in the low- to mid-60s. Increasing clouds tonight with a slight possibility of light rain or drizzle, low about 55F. Tomorrow, there’s a 20% chance of rain in the morning followed by some sunshine in the afternoon and highs of 60-65F. Outlook is for mainly clear, sea breezy and seasonal temps Friday through Tuesday with the thermometer running about normal for July as highs reach 60-65F, maybe 70F on Saturday, and lows dipping to 50-55F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 45-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 40-45F, 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 2 feet at 6 seconds. About as quiet as gets for Central Coast waters through Friday. Then, northerly winds should increase above Small Craft Advisory thresholds over the weekend and linger into early next week. Seas rise into the 5-7 foot range for the first half of next week. * 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… Partly sunny, light breeze, surf 2 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/19 Wed 9:54 AM 5.84 H
07/19 Wed 3:03 PM 2.49 L
07/19 Wed 9:31 PM 8.75 H
07/20 Thu 4:27 AM -0.80 L
In Short: Mixed skies, drizzle/light rain possible, then clearing and warmer.