Summary: Mostly sunny, very windy yesterday; low clouds, fog overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/56F/36mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/51F/33mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,000’
Visibility: 5 miles/Wind: NNW 9 mph/Altimeter: 30.03”
Forecast: It looks like we’ll be in Summer reruns for up to a week with some low clouds and fog nights/mornings, clearing and windy afternoons/evenings. Not much change in temperatures, either, with highs in the low- to upper-60s and lows generally 50-55F throughout the extended period.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 65-75F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 55-60F, chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 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 N 15-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with steep seas 8 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and hazardous seas is in effect through late tonight. Winds today will probably be a few knots lighter than yesterday, as high pressure weakens slightly offshore. Still, this should result in gusts to 25-30 knots in Central Coast waters this afternoon and evening. The latest wave projections continue to push very steep seas close to 10 feet this afternoon and evening. An upper level trough from the Gulf of Alaska is expected to inch toward the Pacific NW coast mid- to late-week, with associated westerlies weakening the high pressure offshore. As a result, winds and seas should start to subside by Wednesday, with that trend continuing through the end of the 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… Becoming sunny, quite breezy, surf 5-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/24 Mon 7:45 AM -2.22 L
07/24 Mon 2:25 PM 7.87 H
07/24 Mon 7:49 PM 1.80 L
07/25 Tue 1:54 AM 9.16 H
In Short: Cloudy/foggy nights and mornings, clearing/windy afternoons and evenings.