Friday, May 30th – Lincoln County
Summary: The tail end of the last weather system kicked off our Thursday with overcast, but skies slowly brightened and were clear blue and sunny by late in the day. After lunch, typical fair-weather northwest winds ramped up to 15-20 mph gusting into the upper 20s, with Waldport receiving the strongest gust of 31 mph. No precipitation was recorded; high temperatures were generally around 60F and lows stayed in the 40s. Skies remained clear overnight as a light offshore wind-flow kept the marine clouds at bay just west of the coast. At daybreak, blue sky, temps in the 40s and a dainty east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 63F/46F
Depoe Bay: 61F/42F
Forecast: We might have to break out the ditto marks for the next week or so, as conditions will probably be quite similar from day to day. Night and morning marine clouds are always a possibility under this Springtime fair-weather regime, but they’ll be followed by mostly sunny days, blustery afternoon/evening northwest winds 15-25 mph, high temps in the 60s and lows in the 40s. The only fly in the ointment is a slight chance of showers on Sunday morning.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, sunny with 70-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs near 75F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny, slight chance of thunderstorms, with the freezing level at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for mostly sunny days, partly cloudy nights and dry pavement through Sunday.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 81”, a loss of 2” since yesterday.
Marine: N winds are 15-20 knots offshore at Stonewall Bank this morning (with light easterlies near shore) and seas are about 7 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. N winds rising to 20-25 knots by this afternoon with choppy seas 5-6 feet. The N breeze eases after midnight to 15-20 knots but wind waves will still be up around 5 feet. Tomorrow, N winds 15-20 knots with a 6 foot swell and 4 foot wind waves. Outlook is for northerlies to continue at 15-25 knots through at least Tuesday; lumpy seas 6-7 feet over the weekend, but building to 10-12 feet by Monday.
On the Beach… Sunny, breezy after noon, surf 5 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/30 Fri 08:12 AM -1.22 L
05/30 Fri 02:57 PM 6.82 H
05/30 Fri 08:02 PM 2.92 L
05/31 Sat 01:53 AM 8.19 H
In Short: Mostly clear, windy afternoons and evenings, then repeat.