Friday, May 29th – Lincoln County
Summary: We just couldn’t buy a break yesterday as the overcast held firm. Without any direct sunlight the thermometer stopped in the 50s even in the Lincoln City Banana Belt. Northwest winds pretended it was a sunny day and blew 10-15 mph gusting into the 20s. After sunset, some light fog and beach haze settled-in, occasionally reducing visibility, and overnight lows sagged to around 50F. At dawn, there was fog along the beaches and over the headlands, low overcast above and a northerly breeze about 5 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 59F/54F
Depoe Bay: 56F/51F
Forecast: It looks like a hot one in the Valley today with the mercury climbing well into the 80s, but we’ll be cool as a cucumber on the Central Coast. Though predictions show today’s high a tad warmer than recently, nothing much past 65F is expected here, depending on when/if any sunbreaks appear. Like yesterday, it’s strictly a crap shoot. Cloudy skies are in the cards tonight along with some fog and a low of 50F. Tomorrow should continue mostly cloudy, a few peeks at the Sun and a high of 60F. Outlook is for changes beginning sometime Sunday as a slight chance of showers develops, turning to probable showers Sunday night through Monday, a chance of showers Tuesday, and then partly sunny and dry Wednesday and Thursday. Seasonal temperatures between 50F and 60F are projected throughout the period.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, becoming mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light southwest winds, temps 85-90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-60F; mostly sunny, slight chance of showers or thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is warm with dry pavement through Sunday, but possible wet roads Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are N 5-10 knots with seas 5 feet at 6-8 seconds this morning. Look for a stretch of NW winds 10-15 knots and mixed swells 3-4 feet today through Sunday. Outlook is for a light sou’wester 10-15 knots on Monday as a weak front arrives in local waters, seas 4 feet or so. Westerly winds 10 knots and swells 4 feet are predicted for Tuesday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, a little breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
05/29 Fri 10:38 AM 5.60 H
05/29 Fri 03:56 PM 2.20 L
05/29 Fri 10:19 PM 7.80 H
05/30 Sat 05:08 AM 0.37 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, moderate winds, partial clearing, then showers.