Monday, May 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: On and off sunshine made the early part of yesterday nice and Springy, but clouds began thickening around lunchtime and drizzle damped our area in the later afternoon. Precipitation was generally light with Yachats recording the most, 0.03”. High temps were mainly in the upper 50s and westerly winds topped out about 15 mph. Skies remained overcast through the night with occasional periods of drizzle and the thermometer dipped slightly to 50F or so. By daybreak, the clouds had dissipated considerably and the wind was calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/53F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 55F/49F/0.01”
Waldport: 59F/49F/<0.01” Yachats: 58F/50F/0.03” [caption id="attachment_133136" align="aligncenter" width="975"] Click ad for details[/caption]
Forecast: A weather system is approaching the Northwest. While it looks like a lot of its moisture and energy will slip by north of us, at least part of this disturbance is expected to sag into the Central Coast region. So, we’ll look for some rain/showers today, mixed in with sunbreaks, and the mercury heading for 55F; northwest winds of 10-15 mph gusting 20 are projected. Rain is likely tonight with up to a quarter inch possible in the gauges, and low temps of 45F. Showers tomorrow, bringing another tenth to quarter inch of precipitation, light west winds and a high of 55F. Outlook is for unsettled ‘I dunno’ weather the rest of the week with showers, clouds and clearing periods, light winds and seasonal temperatures.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, good chance of showers with 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting showers and a high of 60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers likely, west winds 10-15 mph gusting 25, temps around 60F. For the Cascades, it’s foggy with bare pavement on the passes this morning, temperatures are about 40F; showers, the snow level is at 6,500 feet decreasing to 5,500 feet this afternoon, and there’s a chance of snow on the higher elevation highways tonight.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 22”; a loss of 3” since yesterday; an overall loss of 8” in the past seven days; 105” less than this date last year; over 90% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Marine: N winds are blowing 15-20 knots offshore this morning and seas are 5-6 feet at 9 seconds. For today, expect NW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 with mixed 4 foot chop. The breeze eases a little tonight and tomorrow to NW 10 knots gusting 15 and swells around 5 feet. Outlook is for SW winds 5-10 knots with 5 foot swells on Wednesday, then back to northerlies 10-15 knots Thursday and Friday, swells building to 7-8 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, showers, light breeze, surf 3-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/11 Mon 06:01 AM 6.79 H
05/11 Mon 12:50 PM 0.00 L
05/11 Mon 07:47 PM 7.03 H
05/12 Tue 01:38 AM 2.43 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, showers, light winds, rain, then unsettled.