Tuesday, Apr. 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: It was a warm one, but Newport was the only Central Coast community to get into record high temp territory yesterday, tying the 72F set in 1989. Lincoln City also hit 72F, but its record of 78F in 1957 was never threatened. Official thermometer readings overall were in the prediction ballpark, which was 65-70F, albeit some areas peaked nearer 75F. Abundant sunshine along with an easterly wind-flow created the short-lived Summerlike conditions, which began collapsing shortly after sunset. The breeze veered to southwest and clouds filled the sky by 10:00pm as a weather front arrived from offshore. Lows were in the 50s overnight under solid overcast; light rain and drizzle started about daybreak. This morning, it was raining with a light south wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 72F/54F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 71F/52F/0.01”
Waldport: 69F/51F/<0.01” Yachats: 64F/53F/<0.01” [caption id="attachment_133136" align="aligncenter" width="975"] Click ad for details[/caption]
Forecast: It’ll seem like we’re inhabiting an entirely different planet today with atmospheric conditions poles apart from yesterday’s. Expect rain early, turning to showers, mostly cloudy skies, blustery winds and much cooler temps with a high about 55F this afternoon. Mostly cloudy tonight, lows near 45F. Partly sunny skies are predicted for tomorrow, moderate northwest winds and the mercury topping out around 55F again. Outlook is for partly to mostly clear and dry Thursday through Monday, but don’t anticipate a rerun of yesterday’s warm temperatures; seasonal readings of 45F lows and 55F highs are projected throughout the long term.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, rain turning to showers with 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of rain and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain likely, light west wind, temps near 65F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the passes this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; rain likely, windy, the snow level is 8,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 40”; a loss of 5” since yesterday; an overall loss of 2” in the past seven days; 101” less than this date last year; 90% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Marine: Winds are out of the S 10-15 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect until 11:00am. Southerlies may still gust to 25 knots early today before veering to NW 10-15 knots this afternoon, and 6 foot swells building to 9 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, nor’westers 5-10 knots gusting 15 with 9-10 foot swells. Another little disturbance brings the breeze back around to SW 5-15 knots gusting 15 tomorrow and swells of 8 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for winds becoming northerly Thursday through Saturday, 15-20 knots, with swells hovering near 7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, overcast, breezy, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
04/28 Tue 09:13 AM 5.96 H
04/28 Tue 03:27 PM 1.21 L
04/28 Tue 10:05 PM 6.94 H
04/29 Wed 04:17 AM 1.83 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, showers, windy, then clearing and drying.