Sunday, Apr. 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: In the current cycle of on-again, off-again, the precipitation was off-again yesterday and exactly none was recorded. Mostly sunny skies pushed the mercury up into the mid-50s during the afternoon while southwest winds blew 10-15 mph gusting to around 20 at times. Scattered clouds put the squeeze on sunset, but skies cleared off again overnight for the Man in the Moon’s province and low temperatures dipped into the upper-30s. At dawn, ominous clouds were thickening and there were numerous radar returns showing showers advancing toward us from the south.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 57F/42F
Depoe Bay: 54F/38F
Forecast: If he hops to it, the Easter Bunny should be able to complete his egg deliveries before showers develop today; there’s also the prospect of an isolated thunderstorm or two by afternoon. Rainfall totals, however, should be under a tenth of an inch except higher amounts are certainly feasible in the heavier showers and/or thunderstorms if any materialize. Highs of 50-55F and relatively light winds are predicted. The threat of showers and thunderstorms lingers through this evening, overnight and into tomorrow with a low temp of 40F and Monday’s high around 55F. Outlook is for showers Tuesday, and then mostly sunny Wednesday through Friday before the next chance of rain arrives on Saturday. Seasonal temps 45-55F are projected for the entire week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, slight chance of thunderstorms, with 50-55F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, maybe a thunderstorm, and a high of 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny, a slight chance of showers, light south winds, temps near 55F. For the Cascades, there are spots of ice on the highway passes this morning, temperatures are 25-30F; snow showers, up to 2 inches accumulation in the passes, the snow level is 3,500 feet. Carry chains or traction tires. Outlook for weekend travelers at the lower elevations is showers with mixed wet/dry pavement tonight. In the Cascades, another 1-4 inches of snow is predicted for the passes tonight with the snow level at 3,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 41”; a loss of 1” since yesterday; an overall gain of 12” in the past seven days; 91” less than this date last year; 90% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Ski Report – New Snow/Base/Condition…
Mt. Bachelor 0”/43”/firm packed
Mt. Hood Meadows 0”/30”/granular and hardpack
Timberline 0”/60”/winter has returned
Marine: The breeze is southeasterly 5-10 knots this morning with seas down to 8 feet at 13 seconds. Winds veering to SW by this afternoon and rising to 10-15 knots gusting 20, swells 7 feet at 11 seconds, showers and thunderstorms possible. Tonight, look for W winds 5-10 knots backing to S after midnight; swells subsiding to 6 feet. Another minor weather system affects local waters tomorrow with southerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20, backing to NE in the evening, and choppy 5 foot swells. Outlook is for mainly northerlies 5-15 knots Tuesday through Thursday with swells staying around 5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, light breeze, surf 7-8 feet (moderate).
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04/05 Sun 07:42 AM 0.35 L
04/05 Sun 01:59 PM 7.18 H
04/05 Sun 07:40 PM 1.66 L
04/06 Mon 01:48 AM 8.12 H
In Short: Showers, chance of thunderstorms, unsettled, then clearing.