Monday, Apr. 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: A wibbly-wobbly atmosphere delivered a mish-mash of sun, clouds and showers yesterday. Southwest winds blew 15-25 mph most of the day. And once again, rainfall amounts varied noticeably with the location of the showers; Lincoln City recorded the most precipitation, Waldport the least. The mercury bubbled up close to 60F, but didn’t quite reach it. Overnight lows dropped to the low-40s, and the sky vacillated between clear and cloudy. At daybreak, it was mostly clear though high clouds were nosing in from offshore.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/45F/0.44”
Depoe Bay: 56F/43F/0.12”
Forecast: Summer’s coming, tomorrow. The wet and unstable weather influence we’ve been under hasn’t quite run its course so we’ll see both sunshine and clouds today, highs around 60F and a slight chance of isolated showers through this evening. Mostly sunny skies are expected tomorrow with highs of 65-70F and light winds. Outlook is for near-record high temps on Wednesday, possibly 80F, a little cooler on Thursday, 75F, and then dropping to 60-65F on Friday. More cloud cover, cooler and a chance of showers as we head into the weekend.
Travel: In the Coast Range, spots of ice this morning, then mostly cloudy with temps warming to 60F or so. Valley destinations are expecting partly sunny skies and highs of 60-65F. For the Cascades, highway passes have varying amounts of packed snow and ice this morning; the freezing level is at 4,000 feet, rising to 6,000 feet tonight. Partly sunny skies are forecast today. Carry chains or traction tires.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 141”, a gain of 12” since yesterday, or 84% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 8/116/Powder
Mt Hood Meadows 3/119/Powder
Marine: Seas are steep this morning, 12 feet at 12 seconds, but the wind is negligible, under 10 knots out of the ESE. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to all recreational and uninspected passenger vessels. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to recreational and uninspected passenger vessels 26 feet and less. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through this evening. SE winds today 5-10 knots with continued short period swells of 10-12 feet. Tonight, wave heights drop to 7 feet and the breeze veers to SW 5-10 knots gusting 15 after midnight. Tomorrow, SE winds 5-10 knots, seas 7 feet. Outlook is for an easterly flow Wednesday, 10-15 knots with the swell down to 5 feet. Back to SW winds Thursday and Friday at 5-10 knots, seas 4 feet.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, light wind, surf 9-10 feet (moderate).
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04/28 Mon 12:48 PM 7.37 H
04/28 Mon 06:20 PM 1.41 L
04/29 Tue 12:29 AM 9.01 H
04/29 Tue 07:08 AM -1.19 L
In Short: Mixed sky, light wind, then clear and very warm.