Summary: Patchy fog, mostly sunny yesterday; clouds, fog, drizzle overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/55F/25mph/0.02”
Depoe Bay: 59F/52F/22mph/0.02”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 300’
Visibility: 0.75 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.11”
Forecast: Happily for eclipse viewers, this morning’s weather didn’t arrive yesterday. We could be socked in much of today with fog and overcast though some sunshine is possible, light winds and a high in the low-60s. Tonight, cloudy, low 55F. Mostly cloudy skies continue tomorrow, high around 65F. Outlook is for a chance of a little light rain Wednesday night and Thursday morning, then more Summer is on the way as we look for clearing skies and warmer temps Friday through Monday. Highs may reach 70F and lows should come in around 55F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet in spots, temp 55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 60-65F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 50-60F, the free air freezing level is 15,000 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 light and variable this morning with seas 4-5 feet at 8 seconds. A weakening in the northerly winds will reduce any small craft advisory concerns through the week, and there is very little background swell to be concerned with. Expect marine hazards to return late on Friday and into the weekend as a thermal trough builds into the area and strengthens northerlies in Central Coast waters. * 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 cloudy, light breeze, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/22 Tue 7:24 AM -1.41 L
08/22 Tue 1:56 PM 8.04 H
08/22 Tue 7:34 PM 1.12 L
08/23 Wed 1:43 AM 8.75 H
In Short: Mainly cloudy, chance of showers, then sunny and warmer.