Summary: Morning clouds, afternoon sun yesterday; clear, calm overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/54F/20mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 62F/49F/23mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: NNW 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.16”
Forecast: The atmosphere is humming along like a well-oiled machine and isn’t expected to break down for quite a while. Look for patchy night and morning fog, afternoon sunshine and sea breezes, and temperatures near normal through next week with highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F.
Eclipse Viewing… While a precise forecast is well beyond the range of current projections, a look at historical records can provide some insight into the chances of a clear sky on the morning of August 21st. Considering fog, marine low clouds and the possibility of storms, we can expect about a 60% chance that the sky will be obscured. The National Weather Service has a website with additional information about the Eclipse here.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 50-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 60-70F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 50-55F, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads at all elevations including the Coast Range and Cascades through Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are N 5-10 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 8 seconds. High pressure will remain offshore, keeping winds generally out of the north through the weekend and into early next week. Strongest winds in general will be from the late afternoon through the evening hours each day, and strongest over the waters off the Central Coast as opposed to areas farther north. An area of low pressure over northern California will strengthen this weekend, resulting in stronger winds gusting into the 20-25 knot range. Seas will remain dominated by windwaves and fresh swell resulting in short periods through the weekend and into next week, but wave heights will remain 6 feet or less. * 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… Sunshine, 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.
07/28 Fri 10:36 AM 0.17 L
07/28 Fri 5:16 PM 7.69 H
07/28 Fri 11:22 PM 1.68 L
07/29 Sat 05:18 AM 6.35 H
In Short: Cloudy/foggy nights and mornings, clearing/windy afternoons and evenings.