Monday, Apr. 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: The rain showers arrived around noon yesterday and left less than a quarter of an inch of precipitation, except for Lincoln City which received 0.30”; they also had the high temperature at 57F and the warmest low, 43F. The showers waned around sunset and a southwest breeze sprang up at the same time, blowing 10-15 mph gusting 20 for a couple of hours. Skies remained mostly cloudy during the evening and overnight with an additional round of showers passing through our area early this morning. At daybreak, it was mostly cloudy and winds were light out of the southeast.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 57F/43F/0.30”
Depoe Bay: 52F/40F/0.24”
Forecast: The mixer is spinning on medium today with just about everything tossed into the blend including clouds, sunbreaks, showers, possible thunderstorms and small hail. The mercury rises to 50-55F and winds are expected to be light. Tonight and tomorrow, the threat of showers continues with lows of 40-45F and highs about 55F. Outlook is for cleaning out the mixer on Wednesday and Thursday when sunshine returns, highs 55-60F. Partly sunny skies are anticipated Friday, followed by another round in the blender over the weekend with steady rain, showers and sunbreaks likely. Seasonal temps are projected throughout the period.
Travel: The use of drilling equipment will result in lane restrictions on Highway 20 between Toledo and Eddyville (Mileposts 16.1-16.4) today through Wednesday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Flaggers will control traffic with delays no longer than 20 minutes. In the Coast Range today, showers, slight chance of thunderstorms, with 45-55F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, maybe a thunderstorm, and highs of 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny skies, showers, light west winds, temps near 60F. For the Cascades, there is packed snow at Willamette Pass, spots of ice on Santiam Pass and at Government Camp, temperatures are hovering around 25F; snow showers, the snow level is 2,500 feet. Carry chains or traction tires.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 44”; a gain of 3” since yesterday; an overall gain of 15” in the past seven days; 90” less than this date last year; 89% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Ski Report – New Snow/Base/Condition…
Mt. Bachelor 2”/45”/fresh powder
Mt. Hood Meadows 5”/35”/packed powder
Timberline 7”/65”/fresh blanket of snow
Marine: Nearshore winds are light easterly this morning, but offshore they’re blowing southerly 20 knots or better with seas around 7 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight for Central Coast waters beyond 10 miles from shore. SSE winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 nearshore today with gusts to 25 knots well offshore and swells 5 feet at 10 seconds. The breeze veers NE tonight 10-20 knots, still a few 25 knot gusts out past 10 miles, and swells subsiding to 3-4 feet. Tomorrow, expect NE winds 10-15 knots backing to N in the afternoon along with 3 foot swells. Outlook is for northerlies Wednesday and Thursday 5-10 knots gusting 15 and seas 5-6 feet. Friday, SW winds 10-15 knots with swells around 5 feet. A minor storm system may impact local waters on Saturday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, possible thunderstorms, light breeze, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/06 Mon 08:17 AM 0.17 L
04/06 Mon 02:38 PM 6.99 H
04/06 Mon 08:12 PM 2.00 L
04/07 Tue 02:18 AM 8.13 H
In Short: Showers, chance of thunderstorms, unsettled, then clearing.