Summary: Mostly sunny, light wind yesterday; cloudy, light rain overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 69F/58F/14mph/0.06”
Depoe Bay: 65F/56F/13mph/0.06”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 1,600’, overcast @ 4,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: S 6 mph/Altimeter: 30.20”
Forecast: A lingering, but slight, chance of additional light rain or drizzle this morning, then back to our normal July weather as the clouds begin to dissipate this afternoon, high around 60F. Patchy fog and mainly overcast tonight, low of 50F. Mostly sunny tomorrow after a bit of morning fog, high in the low-60s. Outlook is for mostly clear skies and sea breezy Saturday through Wednesday with seasonal temps – highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, temps 55-60F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 60-65F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 45-50F, 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 SW 5-10 knots this morning with seas 2 feet at 5 seconds. High pressure develops over Central Coast waters later today and persists through Saturday with benign wind and sea conditions as a result. Northerly winds will increase with gusts into the 25-30 knot range Saturday night, and continue through Monday. Seas will respond by building to 8-10 feet, with relatively short periods, by late Sunday morning. * 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.
07/20 Thu 11:01 AM 6.31 H
07/20 Thu 4:07 PM 2.57 L
07/20 Thu 10:26 PM 9.13 H
07/21 Fri 5:21 AM -1.49 L
In Short: Mixed skies, light wind, then clearing and breezy.