Summary: Cloudy, a little rain yesterday; mainly overcast and dry overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 51F/44F/14mph/0.10/1.63”
Depoe Bay: 48F/42F/12mph/0.02”/1.21”
* Since last dry day, January 3rd
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 5,000’
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 7 mph/Altimeter: 29.83”
Forecast: Like most of us, the rain will be working Monday through Friday this week, then is off for the weekend. Nice timing. Mostly cloudy today with some rain possibly developing by this afternoon, light winds and a high of 50F. There’s a good chance of rain tonight and tomorrow, low 45F, high 50F. Outlook is for rain likely Wednesday, rainy and windy Thursday, showers Friday, then partly to mostly clear and dry Saturday and Sunday. Look for the mercury to stay around seasonal levels – highs of 50F and lows of 40-45F early in the week, but maximum temps rising to 55F by the weekend.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, it’s foggy in spots, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, there is dense fog in some areas, thermometer readings 35-40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 35-40F, east winds gusting 20-25 mph. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, 30-40F, the snow level is above the passes at 6,000 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 5-10 knots nearshore this morning but blowing SSE 15-20 knots out at the Rockpile with seas 8 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect until noon today on the inner waters and through tonight for the outer waters. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect beyond 10 miles from shore until noon today. A front remains stalled over Central Coast waters, but will start moving later today, then onshore later tonight. Another weak front will push across the region later Wednesday. Seas will be slow to subside today, and are not likely to drop much under 10 feet until later tonight or tomorrow morning. There’s be a bit of a break in the action for Tuesday and Wednesday. It now looks like a fast-moving system will arrive on Thursday. Strong southerly gales are expected with this front, seas building to 20-25 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… Light rain, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/08 Mon 11:43 AM 2.49 L
01/08 Mon 5:25 PM 6.57 H
01/08 Mon 11:26 PM 1.67 L
01/09 Tue 6:17 AM 8.54 H
In Short: Mainly wet and sometimes windy, then clearing by the weekend.