Summary: Rain early, broken overcast later yesterday; mostly cloudy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/55F/21mph/0.06”
Depoe Bay: 65/46F/21mph/0.03”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 5 mph/Altimeter: 30.06”
Forecast: We’ll be back in Summer mode for the foreseeable future with clouds and patchy fog nights/mornings, some clearing afternoons/evenings. Daytime skies will vary from partly to mostly sunny. The thermometer is expected to remain near seasonal as highs climb to 60-65F and lows dip to 50-55F.
Eclipse Viewing… The latest projections from a wide range of weather services show partly to mostly cloudy skies in the morning on August 21st, temperature 60-65F. There’s also a slight chance of a weak low pressure system arriving Sunday night or Monday, something to keep an eye on because it could cause full overcast. Overall, given historical observations, we can expect about a 60% chance that the sky will be at least partially obscured. The National Weather Service eclipse website is here.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-65F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 35-40F, the free air freezing level is 13,000 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 NNE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 7 feet at 11 seconds. Weak high pressure over the NE Pacific will continue for much of the upcoming week. Strengthening thermal low pressure over N California and S Oregon will lead to N winds increasing later this week, particularly across Central Coast waters. A weak front could impact the area over the weekend and/or early next week, but there is still a lot of uncertainty. Seas will generally be around 5-7 feet through the forecast period. * 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 3-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/14 Mon 11:28 AM 1.69 L
08/14 Mon 6:05 PM 7.94 H
08/15 Tue 12:45 AM 0.86 L
08/15 Tue 7:03 AM 5.73 H
In Short: Night/morning clouds/fog, some clearing afternoons/evenings.