Summary: Mainly cloudy yesterday; rain and breezy evening and overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 61F/49F/22mph/0.28”
Depoe Bay: 63F/47F/27mph/0.23”
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered @ 3,600’
Visibility: 7 miles/Wind: S 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.19”
Forecast: Except for a few short breaks, we’re in for a wet week. Mixed skies with a chance of showers today, southerly winds gusting 25 mph and highs of 50-55F. A slight chance of rain tonight, low 45-50F. Rainy and breezy tomorrow, top temp near 60F. Outlook is for stormy conditions tomorrow night with sou’westers gusting to 50 mph and up to three quarters of an inch of rain, showers Thursday and Friday, rain Saturday and Sunday, showers on Monday. The mercury should hang around seasonal levels as highs come in about 50F and lows dip into the low-40s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are wet, temps 40-45F. Willamette Valley roads are wet, thermometer readings 45-50F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light southeast winds. For the Cascades, highways have spots of ice, 30-35F, the snow level is at 4,500 feet, carry chains or traction tires. * 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 S 10-20 knots gusting 25 this morning with rough seas 12 feet at 13 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect through late tonight. A Gale Warning is in effect from late tonight through Thursday morning. A relative break in the winds today. A surface low moves north along 145W tomorrow to near Haida Gwaii by midnight. It will send a strong cold front across the area tomorrow likely producing strong gales into Thursday, with possible storm force winds mainly beyond 20 miles from shore Wednesday afternoon. The strong low will also generate very high seas around 30 feet late Wednesday night through Thursday. The active pattern continues with combined seas in the upper-teens to lower-20s through the weekend. * 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… Showers, breezy, surf 8-12 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/16 Tue 11:15 AM 9.02 H
01/16 Tue 6:16 PM -0.34 L
01/17 Wed 1:02 AM 7.30 H
01/17 Wed 5:59 AM 3.70 L
In Short: Showers, breezy, then wet and windy.