Tuesday, Apr. 29th – Lincoln County
Summary: The Central Coast workweek got off to a bright and dry start yesterday with mostly sunny skies early followed by a thin overcast that developed toward late afternoon and lasted into the evening. Northwest breezes were less than 15 mph and no measureable precipitation was recorded. The thermometer climbed to around 60F. Overnight, the last of the high clouds dissipated about 4:30am. At daybreak, skies were mostly clear, it was a little hazy over the ocean, lows dipped into the mid-40s and a light northeast wind ruffled the leaves.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 62F/42F
Depoe Bay: 60F/43F
Forecast: Vivaldi’s ‘The Four Seasons’ would be ideal background music for the next few days. Starting today with Spring – sunny, highs of 65-70F. Tomorrow, it’s Summer – full-on sunshine with highs of 75-80F. Friday, the featured selection should be Autumn – cooling to the mid-50s and a chance of showers. Saturday and Sunday, it’ll be time to play Winter – a weather system is expected to pay us a visit with increasing chances of rain and much cooler temps, struggling to reach the low-50s.
Travel: In the Coast Range, mostly sunny with temps warming to 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunny skies and highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, sunshine today with the freezing level at 8,000 feet, rising to 10,000 feet. An Avalanche Warning is in effect for the backcountry through tomorrow.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 135”, a loss of 6” since yesterday, or 84% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 0/117/Packed Powder
Mt Hood Meadows 0/119/Packed Powder
Timberline 0/170/Packed Powder
Marine: Big changes offshore this morning as the wind is down to a breath, ESE 5 knots, and seas have fallen to 6 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 26 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. For today, the ESE breeze backs to NE 5-10 knots and the swell hovers around 6-8 feet. Tonight, N wind 10-15 knots gusting 20 with 6 foot seas and 3 foot wind waves. Tomorrow, bring lots of ice as temps rise to near 80F, NE winds 10-15 knots with wave heights at 6 feet. Outlook is for a wind switch to southerly on Thursday, 5-10 knots and seas 5 feet. A light SW breeze Friday, 10 knots or so, with a 5 foot swell. The next weather system is expected to arrive in local waters on Saturday and Sunday, bringing SW winds 15-20 knots and seas building to 8-12 feet.
On the Beach… Sunny, 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.
04/29 Tue 01:36 PM 7.33 H
04/29 Tue 07:02 PM 1.78 L
04/30 Wed 01:06 AM 8.93 H
04/30 Wed 07:50 AM -1.26 L
In Short: Mostly clear, quite warm, then cooling and unsettled.