Tuesday, Apr. 15th – Lincoln County
Summary: What a difference a day makes. On the heels of Sunday’s 70s, yesterday the mercury struggled to gain 60F. Clear skies in the morning gave way to total overcast by early afternoon. No precipitation was recorded on the Central Coast. High temps for the day were mainly in the upper-50s with Lincoln City the warmest at 61F. Northwest winds blew from early afternoon through late evening at 15-20 mph with a few gusts near 25. Overnight, provided you had the patience and were able to stay awake, there were fleeting glimpses of the total lunar eclipse between midnight and 3:00am. This morning, skies were mostly cloudy and lows dropped to the mid-40s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 61F/51F
Depoe Bay: 57F/43F
Forecast: Sort of ambiguous weather is expected today with nothing remarkable; mostly cloudy skies, some sun, light west winds and an outside chance of a sprinkle. High, a little cooler, about 55F or slightly below, depending on the duration of sunbreaks. Tonight, there’s a 50-50 chance of some light rain with a low near 45F. For tomorrow, a lingering chance of rain in the morning and a high of 55F. Outlook is for cloudy with rain on Thursday, and then a mix of showers and partial clearing each day through the weekend. Highs during the extended period should be about 55F with lows of 45F, and light winds.
Travel: In the Coast Range, temps were around 40F this morning; mainly overcast with a chance of showers and highs of 55-60F today. Valley destinations will be mostly cloudy with highs about 60F. For the Cascades, spots of ice this morning, then mostly cloudy with a chance of light snow accumulation in the passes today and tonight. The freezing level has plummeted to 3,500 feet. Carry chains or traction tires.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 116”, a loss of 1” since yesterday, or 68% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Hoodoo Closed for Season
Willamette Pass Closed for Season
Mt Bachelor 0/106/Spring
Mt Hood Meadows 0/111/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Ski Bowl Closed for Skiing/Tubing Sat-Sun
Timberline Lodge 0/147/Machine Groomed
Marine: Reasonable conditions this morning with NNW winds at 10 knots and seas around 6 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is restricted for recreational vessels 20 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. Expect a light NW breeze early today followed by W winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 this afternoon with the swell building to 8 feet. Tonight, W winds 10-15 knots, seas 8 feet. Tomorrow, W winds backing to SW 10-15 knots by afternoon, swells down to 6 feet. Thursday and Friday, S to SW winds 5-15 knots, seas remaining 6-8 feet. Next blow is Saturday when sou’westers ramp-up to 15-20 knots and wave heights hit 12-14 feet.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, 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.
04/15 Tue 01:29 PM 7.24 H
04/15 Tue 07:04 PM 1.64 L
04/16 Wed 01:11 AM 8.59 H
04/16 Wed 07:47 AM -0.62 L
In Short: Mixed sky, light wind, then chance of rain.