Summary: Hazy sunshine and breezy yesterday; windy and clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 53F/43F/19mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 53F/37F/32mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 22 mph G28/Altimeter: 30.33”
Forecast: Conditions are projected to vary very little over the next several days. Look for mostly sunny days, partly cloudy nights, east winds gusting 20-30 mph, highs of 50-55F and lows of 40-45F until Thursday. Outlook is for a chance of rain beginning Thursday night and lasting through at least Saturday. The mercury is expected to remain near seasonal with highs in the low-50s and lows in the mid-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways have spots of ice, temps 25-30F. Willamette Valley roads are mainly dry but frosty in spots, thermometer readings 25-30F, an Air Stagnation Advisory remains in effect, and there are areas of dense fog from about Albany south. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F, strong east winds gusting as high as 50-70 mph. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 25-30F, the free air freezing level is at 11,000 feet.
* Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry pavement with areas of fog at the lower elevations including the Coast Range; clear and windy in the Gorge, easterlies gusting 50-70 mph; packed snow and ice in the Cascades, the free air freezing level at 12,000 feet, carry chains or traction tires.
Marine: Winds are E 15-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with seas 6 feet at 10 seconds. Winds generally remain light offshore today through much of this week. A weak front will move through tomorrow, which may push winds into the 20-25 knot range for a brief period. The next front is not expected until the end of the week. Seas generally 6-8 feet today, with higher seas well offshore. Seas may approach 10 feet later Monday into Tuesday behind the weak frontal passage. They then drop back below 10 feet for 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 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
12/10 Sun 6:08 AM 8.21 H
12/10 Sun 12:13 PM 2.77 L
12/10 Sun 5:51 PM 6.76 H
12/11 Mon 12:08 AM 1.09 L
In Short: Mainly clear and breezy, then a chance of rain.