Saturday, May 23rd – Lincoln County
Summary: Right-click, copy and paste Thursday’s summary. You’re done.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/49F/0.02”
Depoe Bay: 57F/48F/0.03”
Forecast: During the past week or so, we’ve been faced with unsettled, showery conditions. So, naturally, hopes were high that the weather would settle down. Okay, it did, but unfortunately, it settled on the current regimen of stagnant conditions now expected to last all weekend and into next week. Mostly cloudy skies and occasional drizzle are predicted through Memorial Day, albeit sunbreaks are certainly feasible and highly welcome. The thermometer ranges from 50F lows to 60F highs and northwest winds will probably remain light. Outlook is for the dominance of marine clouds to extend into midweek at least before any significant clearing takes place.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, patchy drizzle, possible showers, cloudy with 55-60F. Valley destinations are expecting a slight chance of showers early, then mostly cloudy and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for cloudy skies, a chance of showers, west winds gusting 20 mph, temps 60-65F. For the Cascades, there’s fog, drizzle and wet pavement this morning, temperatures are right at 40F; cloudy, a slight chance of showers, the snow level is 8,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers at all elevations is possible damp highways tonight, then dry roads tomorrow through Monday night; the free air freezing level rises to 11,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 4”; a loss of 2” since yesterday; an overall loss of 16” in the past seven days; 88” less than this date last year; 97% below the 30-year average Snow Water Equivalent (total amount of moisture in the snow pack).
Marine: Winds are N 5-10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 9 seconds. For today, tonight and tomorrow, expect a NW breeze 5-10 knots occasionally gusting 15 with swells 4 feet at 8 seconds. Outlook is for very little change in this pattern Monday through Wednesday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly cloudy, drizzle, light breeze, surf 4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/23 Sat 10:55 AM -0.13 L
05/23 Sat 05:48 PM 6.86 H
05/23 Sat 11:19 PM 3.24 L
05/24 Sun 05:04 AM 6.65 H
In Short: Mostly overcast, drizzle, light winds, then mixed sky and dry.