Tuesday, Nov. 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday tracked on the forecast with a little sunshine in the morning and rain developing between lunch and dinner. About a quarter inch of precipitation was accompanied by sou’westers 15-25 mph with a few higher gusts and the thermometer was in the upper-50s. Yachats pulled off a trifecta with the most rain, the highest wind gust and the warmest temperature. The steady rain turned to showers in the late evening and continued dripping on us through the night. Low temps were little different from the highs. This morning it was cloudy, showery, foggy in spots and the southwest wind was still gusting 20-25 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/49F/22mph/0.16”
Depoe Bay: 57F/48F/31mph/0.25”
Forecast: Your turkey’s feathers should start to dry out later today as rain diminishes and the breeze eases with highs of 55-60F. Areas of fog are expected to develop this afternoon and tonight under mostly cloudy skies, the mercury settles to a low of about 50F. Tomorrow is projected to be mainly dry with a high near 60F and light winds.
Thanksgiving Holiday Period… So you don’t have to pluck wet feathers, coax the bird into the coop by tomorrow night before rain returns. Windy and rainy on Thanksgiving Day, and then more rain is likely through Sunday, highs of 50-55F, lows near 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, a chance of rain with 50-55F. Valley destinations are also expecting some rain and highs of 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast is rain with temps near 55F. For the Cascades, rainy and breezy; the snow level is at 8,000 feet.
Outlook for Holiday Travelers… Rainy with wet pavement Wednesday night through Sunday night at the lower elevations. Spots of ice are possible in the Coast Range Saturday night and Sunday night. The Gorge may also have icy areas Saturday through Sunday. Cascade highways should be wet until sometime Saturday when the snow level plummets to 3,000 feet and then snow remains likely through Sunday night. Carry chains or traction tires, and be prepared to use them.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 13”, a loss of 2” since yesterday; an overall gain of 7″ during the past seven days.
Ski Report – New Snow/Base/Condition…
Willamette Pass 0”/6”/Closed
Mt. Bachelor 0”/21”/Open, packed powder
Mt. Hood Ski Bowl 6”/18”/Tubing Hill open Thu-Sun
Mt. Hood Meadows 10”/19”/Open Fri-Sun
Marine: Rough seas continue this morning, 10 feet at 8 seconds, and winds are SSW 15-20 knots gusting to 25. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect until 9:00am. Seas are expected to subside to 8 feet and lengthen to 13 seconds later today; SW winds should be fairly steady around 15 knots with gusts to 20. Ditto tonight. Tomorrow and Thursday, another weather system impacts local waters producing a southerly breeze of 20-25 knots gusting 30 with seas 7 feet building to 10 feet on Thanksgiving Day. Outlook is for W wind 20-25 knots on Friday; swells 10 feet. An easterly breeze of 10-15 knots and seas about 8 feet are predicted for Saturday.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/25 Tue 07:25 AM 3.27 L
11/25 Tue 01:20 PM 9.22 H
11/25 Tue 08:19 PM -1.07 L
11/26 Wed 03:09 AM 7.58 H
In Short: Showers ending, moderate winds, drying, patchy fog, then rain returning.