Tuesday, May 26th – Lincoln County
Summary: The rubber stamp was out yesterday with conditions varying little from the past few days. Thick morning clouds became scattered and broken by noonish, some nice clearing periods developed in time for Memorial Day afternoon barbecues and beach walks, and then the marine layer filled in again just past sunset. High temps were mainly in the upper-50s and northwest winds blew 10-15 mph with a few gusts near 25. Cloudy skies prevailed overnight and the thermometer slipped slightly into the low-50s. At daybreak, it was cloudy with some bright spots and winds were light northerly.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 62F/54F
Depoe Bay: 57F/52F
Forecast: The ink pad isn’t dry yet, so we’ll get to stamp another one today. Expect the usual – morning clouds giving way to some sunbreaks of varying length, high temps of 55-60F and moderate northwest winds this afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight, lows around 50F. Tomorrow should be partly sunny with the mercury climbing to 60F or so. Outlook is for fewer clouds and more clearing as the week progresses; temperatures remain seasonal between 50F lows and 60F highs. The next chance to put the rubber stamp away is Monday when some precipitation is possible.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting clouds early, sunshine later and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light west winds, temps around 70F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; partly cloudy, the free air freezing level is at 10,000 feet.
Marine: Seas are a little lumpy this morning, 5-6 feet at 6-8 seconds, and the breeze is N 5-10 knots. Expect northerlies 10-15 knots today gusting 20 by afternoon with swells 5 feet at 11 seconds. Tonight, N wind 10-15 knots and swells 5 feet at 15 seconds. A mixed swell set is projected for tomorrow, one W 5 feet at 14 seconds and the other SW 3 feet at 19 seconds; winds N 5-10 knots gusting 15. Outlook is for northerlies 10-15 knots with swells around 4 feet Thursday through Saturday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds, sunbreaks, afternoon sea breeze, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/26 Tue 07:16 AM 5.47 H
05/26 Tue 01:31 PM 1.29 L
05/26 Tue 08:27 PM 6.92 H
05/27 Wed 02:50 AM 2.20 L
In Short: Some clearing, moderate winds, then mixed sky and dry.