Saturday, May 30th – Lincoln County
Summary: The marathon of marine-influenced cloudy days persevered with only a couple of brief peeks at the Sun yesterday. The overcast hung low, it was foggy at times and even a little drizzle fell, though nothing recordable. The mercury rose slightly to the upper-50s with Lincoln City squeaking out a 60F for the area’s high temperature. A northwest wind blew 5-15 mph most of the day adding a touch of chill to the air. No change overnight; lows slipped slightly to around 50F. At daybreak, the thick marine deck remained and the northwest breeze was gusting to 15 mph or so.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 60F/54F
Depoe Bay: 55F/50F
Forecast: Runners in today’s Newport Marathon will have an intrinsic cooling system provided by thick clouds, possibly some fog along the bay, northwest winds 10-15 mph and thermometer readings in the 50s this morning, rising to around 60F this afternoon. Mostly cloudy skies are expected tonight and tomorrow, too, with a low of 50F and high of 60F. Outlook is for a weak weather system to infiltrate the Central Coast Sunday night through Tuesday bringing a good chance of showers, maybe lingering into Wednesday. Then, we’ll be back to partial clearing and dry on Thursday and Friday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, cloudy early turning partly cloudy with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly sunny skies and highs of 75-80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunshine, west winds gusting 20 mph, temps 80-85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; partly cloudy, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry pavement through tonight, but possible wet roads tomorrow and tomorrow night as a chance of showers develops; the Cascades snow level will be near 8,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are N 10-15 knots this morning and seas are a smidge lumpy, 6 feet at 8 seconds. If you’re headed out halibut fishing today, expect nor’westers 10-15 knots gusting 20, mixed swells 3-6 feet and 3 foot windwaves. The breeze eases tonight and tomorrow to N 5-10 knots and swells 4-5 feet at 10-13 seconds. Outlook is for SW winds 5-10 knots on Monday and Tuesday when a weak weather system comes through, seas 3-4 feet. Back to NW winds 5-10 knots on Wednesday with 4 foot swells. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, breezy, 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.
05/30 Sat 11:28 AM 5.88 H
05/30 Sat 04:38 PM 2.38 L
05/30 Sat 10:53 PM 8.12 H
05/31 Sun 05:45 AM -0.20 L
In Short: Mainly overcast, moderate winds, then showers.