Summary: Sunny, warm and breezy yesterday; windy and clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/44F/18mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 63F/39F/29mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 15 mph/Altimeter: 30.44”
Forecast: While it’ll remain mostly clear and unseasonably warm, the easterly breeze is expected to ease somewhat for a while. High temperatures today and tomorrow 55-60F and tonight’s low 40F. Outlook is for little change in overall conditions Sunday through Thursday with mainly clear skies, moderate east winds at times, highs 50-55F and lows about 40F. Long range computer models show the high pressure responsible for our current weather to begin breaking down Thursday and rain may return by next Friday or Saturday.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways have spots of ice, temps 25-30F. Willamette Valley roads are frosty in spots, thermometer readings 25-30F, an Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F, strong east winds 35-50 mph (Crown Point has recorded a gust of 84 mph). For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 25-30F, the free air freezing level is at 10,000 feet. * 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 E 10-15 knots gusting 20 this morning with seas 4-5 feet at 14 seconds. Offshore flow will continue into early next week. Winds will generally remain ESE at less than 20 knots. However, a weak frontal boundary will approach the outer waters, which may bring some SSE gusts of 20 to 25 knots late tonight and tomorrow morning. A weak front may move into the area later Monday, too, bringing the potential for some more low-end small craft advisory winds. Seas will hold near 5 feet through today, before increasing into the 7 foot range over the weekend. The Monday front may push seas up close to 10 feet. * 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 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
12/08 Fri 9:39 AM 3.23 L
12/08 Fri 3:23 PM 8.33 H
12/08 Fri 10:13 PM -0.38 L
12/09 Sat 5:11 AM 8.09 H
In Short: Mainly clear, relatively warm, and windy at times.