Wednesday, May 21st – Lincoln County
Summary: For the month of May, yesterday was an exercise in quintessential beach-weather. There was a sublime mix of sun and clouds, high temperatures barely penetrated the 60F barrier, northwest winds were 15-20 mph with gusts to 30 and no precipitation was recorded. The thickest clouds were right over the sand though they occasionally crept their way inland. The wind finally dropped around 11:00pm last night, and skies cleared about 3:00am. At dawn it was mostly clear, nearly calm and the air felt a smidge chilly with temps in the mid-40s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 60F/49F/31mph
Depoe Bay: 62F/46F/22mph
Forecast: Today looks like it’ll be close to a rerun of yesterday’s weather show with partly to mostly sunny skies, highs around 60F again, and a similar northwest wind flow of 15-20 mph gusting to 25. The low-level marine-layer clouds make a return visit tonight, lows about 50F. Tomorrow could be the warmest day of the week with the mercury expected to climb to 65F or higher, along with partly cloudy skies and northwest winds of 5-15 mph. Outlook is for mostly cloudy and a chance of showers on Friday.
Memorial Day Weekend… Mostly cloudy, increasing chance of showers, highs of 60F, lows around 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 75F. For the Cascades, fog early becoming partly cloudy with the freezing level at 11,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 98”, a loss of 2” since yesterday, or 80% of normal.
Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 0/77/Spring
Marine: Offshore winds are down a little this morning, N at 10-15 knots, and seas are about 5 feet. It looks like the northerlies will continue today at 15-20 knots, which is a bit lighter than yesterday. The swell is only a couple of feet but wind waves to 5 feet will make it lumpy. Tonight, N wind 10-15 knots, the chop subsiding to 3 feet. The same for tomorrow. Outlook is for light NW wind on Friday, less than 10 knots, and a W swell of 5 feet. Saturday and Sunday, N to W winds 5-15 knots and a SW swell of 4 feet.
On the Beach… Sunshine and clouds, breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
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05/21 Wed 12:33 PM -0.13 L
05/21 Wed 07:27 PM 7.51 H
05/22 Thu 01:31 AM 2.03 L
05/22 Thu 07:15 AM 6.35 H
In Short: Partly to mostly clear, windy, then increasing clouds.