Sunday, May 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: The last of those pesky rain showers passed through our area before 10:00am yesterday and we were dry the rest of the day. Precipitation amounts were just barely measureable and west winds remained light at less than 15 mph. Sunshine prevailed with a few puffy, non-threatening cumulus clouds providing texture for the afternoon and evening sky. Highs came in around 60F. A vivid sunset kept camera shutters clicking and drew throngs to the beaches. After dark, a waxing gibbous moon delivered additional light for those hesitant to head indoors. This morning, there was blue sky above, a few clouds offshore, light east wind and lows in the low-40s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/42F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 60F/42F/0.01”
Newport: 55F/41F/No measureable
Waldport: 63F/43F/No measureable
Forecast: After Mom finishes breakfast in bed and opens the gifts, you can take her outdoors for stroll on the beach today. Sunshine, light northwesterly winds of 5-10 mph and a high of 60-65F should make it a charming Mother’s Day. Today’s conditions will be ideal for the Devils Lake Dash personal watercraft races in Lincoln City, too. Tonight, partly cloudy skies with a low around 45F, northwest winds 10-15 mph gusting 20. Tomorrow, look for mostly sunny skies, a high of 70F and light northeast breezes. Outlook is for sunny and warm Tuesday through Thursday. Daytime mercury readings could reach 70-75F; overnight lows of 55F. Cooler conditions are expected on Friday with a high temperature about 65F and increasing clouds. There’s a chance of some light rain by next weekend.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with temps of 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 70F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy skies today with the freezing level above the passes at 5,500 feet rising to 7,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for mostly sunny skies and warmer in the Coast Range, Valley and Cascades.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 127”, a gain of 2” since yesterday, or 87% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 1/103/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Meadows 1/112/Machine Groomed
Marine: Let’s go fishin’! The bars are open, the wind is down to E less than 5 knots and seas have subsided to 6 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. The outlook for today through Wednesday is northerly winds 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 in the afternoons and evenings, seas about 4 feet through the period. The next disturbance on the horizon begins with a wind shift to southerly on Thursday and a minor weather system predicted for next weekend.
On the Beach… Sunny, light wind, surf 4-5 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/11 Sun 10:59 AM 6.09 H
05/11 Sun 04:30 PM 1.80 L
05/11 Sun 10:49 PM 7.97 H
05/12 Mon 05:28 AM 0.06 L
In Short: Mostly clear and warmer.