Monday, May 19th – Lincoln County
Summary: A fairly damp and unsettled day ended our weekend. Highs were about 60F yesterday, but hefty showers left behind rainfall totals up to half an inch from Newport north, and nearly an inch in our southern sector; Waldport recorded the most precipitation. Southwest winds were mainly 10-15 mph but a few gusts around 25 were logged midday. That was also the period with the most sunbreaks and least number of showers so outdoor activities could unfold unimpeded by weather issues. The rain picked up again last evening and lasted on and off overnight with low temps around 50F. At dawn, it was raining and the wind was calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/54F/0.41”
Depoe Bay: 62F/50F/0.50”
Forecast: Lingering showers through today will keep a lid on drying, but we’ll see some periods of sunshine, too. Winds should remain light with the mercury rising to about 60F or a shade above. Mostly cloudy skies for tonight, low 50F. Partly sunny tomorrow, high of 60-65F and northwest winds 10-15 mph gusting to 20. Outlook is for partly sunny days with highs near 70F by Thursday. A return to unsettled weather is probable for Friday and on into the weekend.
Memorial Day Weekend… Partly to mostly sunny, slight chance of showers, highs of 60-65F, lows around 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers and a chance of thunderstorms with temps of 60-65F. Valley destinations are expecting showers and highs of 65-70F. For the Cascades, showers, a slight chance of thunderstorms with the snow level at 5,500 feet rising to 7,000 feet by tonight.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 102”, a loss of 1” since yesterday, or 78% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 0/78/Spring
Marine: Winds offshore are out of the SE this morning at 10-15 knots (lighter near shore) and seas are 6 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 16 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. Southerlies are expected to continue today at 10-15 knots, seas about 3 feet. Tonight, a shift begins to a northerly wind flow for the next few days, 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells 4 feet. Outlook is for NW winds gusting to 25 knots tomorrow afternoon and evening, and then becoming lighter as the week progresses, down to 5-10 knots Thursday and Friday; wave heights remaining 3-5 feet through the period.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, light breeze, surf 3 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/19 Mon 10:39 AM -1.18 L
05/19 Mon 05:33 PM 7.10 H
05/19 Mon 10:57 PM 2.72 L
05/20 Tue 04:44 AM 7.53 H
In Short: Showers, light wind, then drying with sunshine.