Summary: Sunny, gusty east winds yesterday; mainly clear, breezy overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/49F/14mph/0.00”
Depoe Bay: 65F/46F/22mph/0.00”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: 6 13 mph/Altimeter: 30.06”
Forecast: We’re in for another sunglasses and tee-shirt day with mainly clear skies, moderate east winds and the mercury climbing to 60F or better this afternoon. Increasing clouds tonight, an easing breeze and the low slumps to about 50F. Tomorrow, the predicted change begins as a 50-50 chance of rain develops by midday, and the high tops out around 55F. Outlook is for rain Tuesday and Wednesday, then showers Thursday through Saturday. Temperatures should be near seasonal averages – highs in the upper-40s, lows 40-45F.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are dry, temps 40-50F. Willamette Valley roads are dry, there’s a Dense Fog Advisory in effect from Albany south to Eugene, thermometer readings near 40F. The Columbia River Gorge has dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, east winds gusting 45-55 mph. For the Cascades, highways are mostly dry but with some spots of ice, 30-40F, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet.
* Outlook for holiday weekend travelers at all elevations is for bare highways tonight, wet pavement late tomorrow and tomorrow night, foggy at times in the Valley.
Marine: Winds are ESE 5-10 knots this morning with seas 8 feet at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and seas is in effect through tomorrow morning. A Gale Watch is in effect beyond 10 miles from shore from tomorrow morning through tomorrow evening. A complex low-pressure pattern develops well offshore through early in the week. Gusty east winds near Coast Range gaps today give way to low pressure moving north along 130W plus a front on Monday. Strongest winds will remain beyond 20 miles offshore. Additional bouts of strong winds and even higher seas are anticipated later in 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… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 10-15 feet (w/sneaker waves).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf today. Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
01/14 Sun 10:02 AM 8.91 H
01/14 Sun 5:08 PM -0.01 L
01/14 Sun 11:54 PM 6.96 H
01/15 Mon 4:42 AM 3.87 L
In Short: Mainly clear and warm, then wet and occasionally windy.