Summary: Mixed skies, dry, light winds yesterday; breezy, clear, chilly overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 50F/35F/16mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 51F/33F/12mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 16 mph G23/Altimeter: 30.48”
Forecast: It’ll be clear sailing for the next 7-10 days. Strong high pressure over the Central Coast will give us sunny days, east winds gusting 25-30 mph in some places and daytime temperatures a bit above average, 50-55F. Expect mostly clear nights, the mercury dropping to 35-40F with frost forming in wind-sheltered areas and windchill temps in the 20s where it’s breezy.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are mostly dry but frost is possible in spots, temps 30-35F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 35-40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F, light northeast winds. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 20-25F, the free air freezing level is at 6,000 feet, carry chains or traction tires. * Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are NE 10-15 knots this morning with square seas 8 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this evening. High pressure will reside over the area for the next several days. This will result in offshore flow and periods of gusty wind near gaps in the coastal terrain. A westerly swell approaching 10 feet will move into Central Coast waters today and then subside tonight. Beyond that, seas will be around 6 feet tomorrow and then 4-5 feet the rest of the 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, breezy, surf 6-9 feet (moderate).
* December’s King Tides are underway, so stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas will be periodically inundated by surf today. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
12/05 Tue 6:39 AM 2.90 L
12/05 Tue 12:39 PM 10.32 H (King Tide)
12/05 Tue 7:37 PM -1.94 L
12/06 Wed 2:23 AM 8.10 H
In Short: Mainly clear and dry, east windy at times.