Summary: Morning showers, mostly cloudy yesterday; clearing, dry overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 54F/48F/18mph/0.01”/3.83”
Depoe Bay: 53F/47F/15mph/0.01”/3.32”
* Since last dry day, January 3rd
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 13 mph/Altimeter: 30.36”
Forecast: We’ve drawn a pair of aces from the weather dealer, but the rest of our hand is headed for the discard pile. Sunny today, light winds and a high near 60F. Tonight, clear, east winds gusting 25-30 mph and a low of 45-50F. Mostly sunny tomorrow, moderating east winds, high again about 60F. Outlook is for rain Monday through Wednesday, showers Thursday and Friday. The thermometer returns to normal for mid-January with highs of 50F and lows 40-45F all week.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, it’s foggy from Albany south to Eugene, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways are mostly dry but with some spots of ice, 25-35F, the free air freezing level is at 10,000 feet.
* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers at all elevations is for bare highways tonight through tomorrow night, foggy at times in the Valley, then wet pavement Monday and Monday night.
Marine: Winds are E 5-10 knots this morning with seas 6-7 feet at 14 seconds. Winds ease today and begin to turn offshore. Seas, dominated by a west swell, will likely remain under 10 feet until perhaps early tomorrow when another northwesterly swell train arrives from the Gulf of Alaska. The next significant front arrives Sunday night and Monday for another round of advisory to gale strength winds and building seas. This will be the start of a return to a more active pattern, with the potential for several rounds of gale or near-gale force winds 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, light breeze, 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.
01/13 Sat 9:22 AM 8.81 H
01/13 Sat 4:31 PM 0.28 L
01/13 Sat 11:15 PM 6.71 H
01/14 Sun 3:59 AM 3.88 L
In Short: Mainly clear and warm, then wet and sometimes windy.