Wednesday, May 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: It took most of the past 24 hours, but the predicted scattered showers eventually got around to all of our local communities. Rainfall totals averaged out to a little over a tenth of an inch. There was ample sunshine yesterday afternoon, too, with temperatures warming into the low-60s and winds stayed light. A few clouds slightly marred the sunset after which beach haze and patchy fog developed with mostly cloudy conditions overnight. A rash of showers dampened the area early this morning and low temps were in the 40s. At daybreak, it was calm under a white and blue sky.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/49F/0.16”
Depoe Bay: 57F/44F/0.08”
Forecast: The last of the showers should be outta here by lunchtime and you can then put a Spring in your step with sunshine for a few days. There’ll still be some clouds around today, winds should be moderate and the mercury climbs to 55-60F. Partly cloudy conditions are expected tonight, lows of 40-45F. Look for mostly sunny skies tomorrow, gusty north winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for additional sunshine and stiff afternoon/evening northerly breezes on Friday and Saturday, increasing clouds Sunday with a chance of showers through Tuesday. Near normal temperatures between 45F and 60F are projected.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, scattered showers with 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting partly sunny skies, a chance of showers and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for scattered showers, possible thunderstorms, light west winds, temps near 65F. For the Cascades, there are snow flurries in the passes this morning, temperatures are 30-35F; scattered rain and snow showers with the snow level at 3,500 feet. Carry chains or traction tires.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 28”; no change since yesterday; an overall loss of 11” in the past seven days; 90” less than this date last year; 91% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Marine: Winds are NNW 5-10 knots with seas 6-7 feet at 11 seconds this morning. For today, N wind 10-15 knots and 5 foot swells at 10 seconds. Northerlies rise to 15-20 knots tonight and tomorrow with choppy seas 4-5 feet at 8 seconds. Outlook is for mainly northerlies Friday through Sunday, 10-15 knots gusting 20-25 in the afternoons and evenings, and combined swells/windwaves remaining 4-5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, chance of showers, slightly windy, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/06 Wed 08:36 AM -0.91 L
05/06 Wed 03:15 PM 6.68 H
05/06 Wed 08:24 PM 2.72 L
05/07 Thu 02:21 AM 8.26 H
In Short: Mixed sky, moderate breeze, scattered showers, then clearing and windy.