WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Weather or Not: 50-50 Odds

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, May 25th – Lincoln County

Summary: Yesterday was in the dry sector of our 50-50 Memorial Day weekend weather; no precipitation was recorded. Morning clouds gave way to sunshine by noon and temperatures were consistent along the Central Coast, topping out around 60F. Northwest winds whipped up to about 20 mph in the late afternoon and early evening. There was plentiful star-shine overnight with only widely-scattered clouds and the wind fell calm just after sunset. Lows dipped into the upper-40s. This morning there was a 50-50 blend of thin high clouds and blue sky, with thicker clouds lurking offshore.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 63F/46F
Depoe Bay: 62F/46F
Newport: 61F/45F
Waldport: 61F/48F
Yachats: 60F/48F

Forecast: Gradually we’ll be moving from the dry sector into the wet sector as today wears on. The good news is that most of the daylight hours will be rain-free and there’ll be some sunshine; high this afternoon about 60F. All bets are off tonight as a weather front drifts over our area bringing a shot of light rain, southwest winds 10-15 mph and lows near 50F. Tomorrow, the odds return to a 50-50 chance of showers, partly sunny skies, light north wind and a high of 60F. Outlook for the rest of the week is for a chance of showers, sunbreaks, highs of 60F and lows of 50F. Best bet for precipitation is Tuesday night and Wednesday.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy and a chance of showers late with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly cloudy early with rain by evening and highs of 70F. For the Cascades, increasing clouds with the freezing level at 11,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is for 50-50 wet and dry pavement, and heavier than normal traffic on all highways.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 87”, a loss of 3” since yesterday. NRCS has stopped tracking the percent of normal snow pack for the Summer. The Mt. Hood/Deschutes basin ended the 2013-14 season with 79% of average snow pack.

Ski Report – New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition…
Mt Bachelor 0/64/Spring/Last Day of the Season
Timberline 0/123/Spring/Open Today and Tomorrow

Marine: Today should be a nice one on the ocean for just about any size vessel. The bars are open, the breeze is light out of the NW at 5 knots and the swell is down to 3 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. The wind backs to SW 10 knots this afternoon as a front approaches; seas 3-4 feet with rain by dark. Tonight, rain, SW winds 10-15 knots and the swell holding at 4 feet. W wind tomorrow, 10-15 knots with wave heights still around 4 feet. Outlook is for NW winds 10-20 knots, highest in the afternoons and evenings, through the week ahead. Lumpy seas slowly rising to 6-8 feet by Wednesday.

On the Beach… Increasing clouds, light breeze, surf 2 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
05/25 Sun 10:58 AM 6.33 H
05/25 Sun 04:20 PM 1.77 L
05/25 Sun 10:40 PM 8.78 H
05/26 Mon 05:29 AM -0.73 L

In Short: Partial clearing, increasing clouds, rain and then showers.

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