Summary: Mostly cloudy morning, sunny afternoon yesterday; clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/53F/23mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/43F/19mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: broken @ 12,000’
Visibility: 4 miles/Wind: E 6 mph/Altimeter: 29.96”
Forecast: The sea breeze has been light to moderate for the past several days, but will begin ramping up again today. Gusts may reach 30 mph or more under mostly sunny skies this afternoon, high around 65F. Tonight, mostly cloudy with patchy fog, low 50-55F. Partly sunny tomorrow, breezy, high 65F. Outlook is for a similar pattern to continue all week with night/morning low clouds and fog, afternoon/evening clearing and windy. The mercury remains in the seasonal range as highs climb to about 65F and lows slump to 50-55F.
Eclipse Viewing… The current forecast shows partly to mostly cloudy skies in the morning hours on August 21st, temperature 55-60F. There’s a weather front expected to arrive between Monday night and Tuesday night bringing complete overcast and rain, but the exact timing remains uncertain. Clouds ahead of the front could become an issue Monday morning. The National Weather Service eclipse website is here.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 50-55F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 40-45F, the free air freezing level is 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 NE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 7 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight. Expect little change in the overall weather pattern through the week. Weak high pressure will persist over Central Coast waters, with thermal low pressure residing over N California and S Oregon. This will keep our summer-time northerlies in place for the foreseeable future. The winds will build during the afternoon/evening hours for the next several days. Seas will generally be around 5-7 feet through the forecast period. They may become steep at times in the afternoon/evening hours, but a decent northwesterly swell at 9-11 seconds should prevent them from becoming square. * 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… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/15 Tue 7:03 AM 5.73 H
08/15 Tue 12:27 PM 2.35 L
08/15 Tue 7:02 PM 8.03 H
08/16 Wed 1:56 AM 0.48 L
In Short: Night/morning clouds/fog, clearing/windy afternoons/evenings.