Sunday, Apr. 20th – Lincoln County
Summary: Two bands of rain swept across the Central Coast yesterday, one in the morning and another in the afternoon. But precipitation amounts weren’t all that heavy with Lincoln City collecting the most, 0.19”. Southwest winds had a punch to them during much of the day, 15-25 mph; a peak gust of 37 mph was recorded at Yachats. The mercury was mostly in the mid-50s, though Waldport was trying for a handshake with 60F. The overcast began to break up about 4:00am this morning; a few stars and the Moon found openings. At dawn, the Easter Bunny made his rounds under partly cloudy skies with lows in the low-40s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 56F/47F/0.19”/27mph
Depoe Bay: 55F/44F/0.15”/33mph
Forecast: Wet grass but no rain for this morning’s Easter egg hunts, and partly to mostly sunny skies with light winds for the Wooden Boat Show, Crab Feed, and Ducky Derby in Depoe Bay today. Highs could nudge up close to 60F. Increasing clouds are expected by tonight with lows in the mid-40s. We’re back into unsettled weather again tomorrow with a 50-50 chance of showers, high 55F and light southwest winds. Outlook is for showers most of the week, with possible heavier steady rain Wednesday night and Thursday. High temps through the long term about 55F, with lows of 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, patchy fog early today then partly sunny with highs of 60-70F. Valley destinations will have partly sunny skies and temps of 65-70F. For the Cascades, spots of ice this morning, partly sunny with the freezing level at 4,500 feet, rising to 6,000 feet by this afternoon. Outlook for weekend travelers is for partly cloudy and dry through tonight in the Coast Range and Valley. For the Cascades, dry conditions and partly cloudy with the freezing level lifting to 7,000 feet tonight.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 117”, a gain of 2” 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 1/101/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Meadows 0/110/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Ski Bowl Closed for Skiing/Tubing Open Sat-Sun
Timberline Lodge 5/147/Machine Groomed
Marine: The wind isn’t much to worry about this morning, S 10-15 knots, but the seas are big, 20 feet after peaking at 24 feet overnight. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are closed to all recreational and uninspected passenger vessels. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect until tomorrow night. The swell is expected to subside to about 17 feet by this afternoon; winds S 5-10 knots gusting 15. Tonight and tomorrow a SW breeze of 5-10 knots and wave heights around 10-12 feet. Outlook is for SW winds 10-15 knots gusting to 20 Monday and Tuesday, seas of 10 feet. A front arrives on Wednesday with southerlies of 20-25 knots, seas 10 feet. A bit lighter winds are forecast by late Thursday, 15-20 knots, but the swell remains in the 8-10 foot range.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, light winds, surf 12-18 feet (high). A High Surf Advisory is in effect until 10:00am this morning. Caution should still be exercised on all area beaches throughout today as high surf continues and wave run-up could quickly sweep you off the sand or rocks and into the ocean. For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/20 Sun 10:58 AM -0.61 L
04/20 Sun 05:48 PM 6.48 H
04/20 Sun 10:57 PM 3.04 L
04/21 Mon 04:55 AM 7.74 H
In Short: Mixed sky, showers, then rain.