Summary: Patchy fog, mostly cloudy yesterday; clouds, fog, drizzle overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/57F/15mph/~0.01”
Depoe Bay: 64F/53F/11mph/0.01”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 300’
Visibility: 0.50 miles/Wind: calm/Altimeter: 30.08”
Forecast: Somewhat conflicting predictions for the next 24-36 hours, but still nothin’ to write home about. Fog and low clouds early today with a modicum of sunshine midday, high about 65F and light winds. Tonight and early tomorrow, there’s a slight (20%) chance of a few showers, then clearing and partly sunny by afternoon. Low 55F, high in the low-60s. Outlook is for partly to mostly clear except for some patchy smoke Friday through Tuesday, warmer as highs head for 70F, lows slump to 55F and the breeze should be light to moderate.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 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. * 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 5 knots this morning with seas 3-4 feet at 8 seconds. A weak cold front will move through Central Coast waters late today into tonight. Post-frontal northerly winds tomorrow morning may approach small craft advisory strength, but given the short duration of the strongest winds and borderline 21-22 knot gusts expected, no advisory has been issued. Winds will remain less than 20 knots until Friday afternoon into the weekend when a thermal trough builds north and strengthens northerlies across the southern waters. A small craft advisory will likely be needed during this timeframe. Without any storms to generate a swell, seas will remain small through the weekend and into next 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… 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.
08/23 Wed 8:04 AM -1.06 L
08/23 Wed 2:34 PM 8.13 H
08/23 Wed 8:20 PM 0.91 L
08/24 Thu 2:29 AM 8.30 H
In Short: Mainly cloudy, chance of showers, then sunny and warmer.