Wednesday, Apr. 22nd – Lincoln County
Summary: The light rain and drizzle were blowing sideways yesterday, but backwards, coming from the north instead of the south. Waldport recorded the highest gust at 37 mph. Precipitation amounts were below a tenth of an inch, though Lincoln City got close. The mercury struggled into the low-50s and the steadier light rain was pretty much over before sunset with only an occasional shower since. Scattered clouds to total overcast carried us through the evening and overnight with low temps in the 40s. At daybreak, skies were clearing and winds wafted light out of the east.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 56F/46F/36mph/0.08”
Depoe Bay: 53F/42F/29mph/0.01”
Forecast: Billions of people in 192 countries around the world are celebrating Earth Day’s 45th anniversary today. Learn more about this major global event here. Locally, we’ll be spending Earth Day under a mixed sky with sunshine and clouds, northwest winds gusting 20 mph and high temperatures of 55F. Tonight, look for mostly cloudy skies, a low of 40F and north winds falling calm after midnight. A chance of rain returns tomorrow with a light southwest breeze and highs around 55F. Outlook is for mainly overcast with a chance of showers Friday and Saturday, rain likely Sunday, then a chance of rain Monday and Tuesday. Seasonal highs of 55-60F and lows of 45-50F are expected.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny with 50-60F. Valley destinations are expecting partly sunny and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, west winds gusting 20 mph, temps near 60F. For the Cascades, there are icy spots on the highway passes this morning, temperatures are 30-35F; isolated snow showers early, becoming partly sunny, the snow level is 4,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 41”; a loss of 1” since yesterday; an overall loss of 15” in the past seven days; 72” less than this date last year; 88% 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”/36”/spring or soft, Summit lift open
Timberline 0”/62”/no snow report
Marine: Winds are light easterly at the Newport South Jetty this morning, but blowing N 15-20 knots offshore at Stonewall Bank with seas 9 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and seas remains in effect until noon today. NW winds 20-25 knots easing to 10-15 knots this afternoon and swells subsiding to 8 feet at 12 seconds. Tonight, expect NW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 with a 7 foot swell at 11 seconds. A SW breeze is predicted for tomorrow, rising to 10-15 knots gusting 20 and swells around 6 feet. Outlook is for W winds 5-15 knots on Friday, swells building to 11 feet. Southerlies are forecast for the weekend at 10-20 knots with lumpy seas 8-9 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
Notice to Mariners… The Stonewall Bank Observation Buoy (Station 46050, Light List # 641) has been reset by NOAA and its data are once again available here.
On the Beach… Clouds and sun, breezy, surf 7-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/22 Wed 09:48 AM -1.05 L
04/22 Wed 04:29 PM 6.99 H
04/22 Wed 09:48 PM 2.59 L
04/23 Thu 03:46 AM 8.13 H
In Short: Clearing and clouds, moderate winds, then cloudy and damp.