Summary: Sunny, moderate breeze yesterday; east windy and clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 50F/37F/27mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 50F/33F/10mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 26 mph G35/Altimeter: 30.38”
Forecast: For December, conditions just don’t get much better than this along the Central Coast. Mostly sunny today and a gusty but warming east wind pushing the thermometer up to near 60F (historical average for this date is 51F; record high was 61F set in 2008). Mostly clear tonight, low about 40F. Tomorrow, more sunshine, less wind and the mercury rising again to 55-60F. Outlook is for the dry and clear weather to continue through at least next Tuesday with above normal highs around 55F and lows of 40-45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temp 40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, thermometer readings 40-45F, an Air Stagnation Advisory is in effect. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, a High Wind Warning is in effect for east winds 35-50 mph. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 25-30F, the free air freezing level rises to 10,000 feet this afternoon, east winds 45-50 mph * 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 ENE 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with moderating seas 6 feet at 15 seconds. High pressure and offshore flow will continue for the next several days. Expect gusty ENE winds over Central Coast waters, especially near gaps in the coastal terrain through at least Thursday. Wind speeds to slowly diminish late in the week and into the first part of next week. Seas have fallen below 10 feet. Wave heights will be in the 4-7 foot range tonight through the middle of 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, breezy, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
12/06 Wed 7:33 AM 3.06 L
12/06 Wed 1:29 PM 9.87 H
12/06 Wed 8:27 PM -1.61 L
12/07 Thu 3:17 AM 8.07 H
In Short: Mainly clear, relatively warm and windy at times.