Wednesday, May 27th – Lincoln County
Summary: There was a little less sunshine overall yesterday, but when the Sun did burn through the clouds, skies cleared completely from about 3:00pm until 6:00pm. The mercury climbed to around 60F, though Lincoln City recorded a near-balmy 66F. Northwest winds blew 10-15 mph gusting to 20 or so. The marine overcast returned by sunset and covered us all night; low temps dropped to the low-50s. At daybreak, there was fog along the beach, cloudy skies above and the breeze was light out of the north.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 66F/55F
Depoe Bay: 56F/51F
Forecast: The pesky low pressure pattern that is in charge of our weather these days is still in place albeit moving slowly east. Until, or unless, it dissipates we can expect night and morning low clouds, occasional fog on the beaches and headlands, with afternoon clearing periods and highs of 55-65F today and tomorrow. Some northwest wind is projected, too, but not as strong as we often have on sunny days. Outlook is for more of the same Friday through Sunday, and then a chance of some shower activity Monday and Tuesday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, morning clouds, partly cloudy with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting clouds early, sunshine later and a high of 75-80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of showers, partly sunny skies, light west winds, temps around 75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 35-45F; partly cloudy, slight chance of showers or thunderstorms, the snow level is at 9,000 feet.
Marine: Seas are a little choppy this morning as two swell trains collide resulting in 5-6 foot pyramids at 7-14 seconds; winds are N 5-10 knots. Expect northerlies 10-15 knots occasionally gusting 20 today, tonight and tomorrow with a W swell 5 feet at 14 seconds and a SW swell 3 feet at 18 seconds. Outlook is for N wind 10-15 knots gusting 20 and mixed swells 3-4 feet Friday through Sunday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Cloudy early, sunny later, medium sea breeze, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/27 Wed 08:31 AM 5.31 H
05/27 Wed 02:22 PM 1.66 L
05/27 Wed 09:08 PM 7.17 H
05/28 Thu 03:43 AM 1.61 L
In Short: Fog/overcast, clearing, moderate winds, then mixed sky and dry.