Summary: Mostly sunny and windy yesterday; breezy and clear overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/42F/19mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 54F/37F/29mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 20 mph G24/Altimeter: 30.29”
Forecast: Right now, it still looks like this unseasonable stretch of dry weather will continue through Thursday, so you have four more mostly clear days in store before the Winter rains return. High temperatures should be in the neighborhood of 50-55F, lows dip to 40-45F, and east winds blow 10-15 mph gusting 20-25. Outlook is for a change to wet and sometimes windy conditions beginning Thursday night or Friday morning, lasting into Sunday. The mercury is expected to be in the seasonal range 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 possible 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 fog near Eugene. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 30-35F, strong east winds gusting as high as 35-50 mph, the Historic Columbia River Highway is closed from Larch Mountain Road to Bridal Veil due to fallen trees and other debris. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and ice, 15-25F, the free air freezing level is at 13,000 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 15-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with seas 6 feet at 14 seconds. High pressure will remain over the inland Pacific Northwest for the next several days. A weak front will arrive later today and tonight, but not much in the way of impacts is expected. A stronger front will show-up later in the week, with gusty southerly winds predicted to develop at that time. Generally, seas will be running 5-7 feet today, but a mix of swell trains will keep periods bouncing between 12 and 16 seconds. Seas will build a bit more tonight and tomorrow, but look to stay in the 8-10 foot range. * 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 3-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
12/11 Mon 7:02 AM 8.39 H
12/11 Mon 1:28 PM 2.21 L
12/11 Mon 7:14 PM 6.36 H
12/12 Tue 1:06 AM 1.74 L
In Short: Mainly clear and breezy, then rain developing.