Summary: Morning fog, then sunny yesterday; mainly clear/breezy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 68F/59F/30mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 64F/54F/24mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 14 mph G23/Altimeter: 29.98”
Forecast: Today’s wardrobe will be tank-tops, shorts, flip-flops and sunscreen. Wall-to-wall sunshine, warm east winds and the mercury climbs to 75-85F or higher this afternoon. (Record highs in our Central Coast communities for this time of year are in the upper-80s to low-90s from the hot Indian Summers of 1935, 1967 and 2003, so we might be close.) Tonight, mainly clear, low around 55F. Mostly sunny skies return tomorrow but the high will be down to ‘just’ 70F or so. Outlook is for quick cooling and rain likely Friday, then a chance of showers with a few sunbreaks Saturday through Tuesday. The thermometer drops to seasonal as highs struggle to reach 60F and overnight lows dip to 50F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 45-55F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings near 60F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 55-60F. For the Cascades, highways are dry, 45-55F, 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 NNE 5-10 knots this morning, with seas 4 feet at 10 seconds. Winds will generally remain light for the next few days, though southerlies ahead of a front on Friday may bring gusts to near or slightly above 20 knots. This is the only chance for winds to approach small craft advisory strength until the end of the weekend. Seas will stay small through at least the weekend, but could rise above 10 feet by early 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… Sunny, 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.
09/27 Wed 6:42 AM 5.93 H
09/27 Wed 11:40 AM 3.80 L
09/27 Wed 5:39 PM 6.93 H
09/28 Thu 12:54 AM 1.37 L
In Short: Clear, warm, then turning cool with rain and/or showers.