Sunday, May 31st – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday turned out rather pleasant with sunbreaks and overcast taking turns in the sky, though if points were tallied, the clouds won the day. So, conditions overall varied little from what’s become traditional the past week or better. High temperatures were in the upper-50s and our fair-weather companion, the northwest wind, blew typically at 10-15 mph gusting into the low-20s. The sunset was filtered, marine clouds and starbreaks dominated the overnight period with lows around 50F. At dawn, the cloud deck appeared a little higher and thinner than recent days and the wind was calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 61F/53F
Depoe Bay: 56F/50F
Forecast: A change in the current pattern is coming with some wet stuff on the way. But the good news is that today, a sort of ‘tweener, could be a little brighter before a weak weather system arrives tonight. The thermometer eases up to around 60F this afternoon along with mediocre northwest winds. A chance of drizzle, showers and thunderstorms develops tonight, the breeze backs to the southwest and low temps of about 55F are expected. Tomorrow, look for a solid 50-50 chance of showers, southerly winds 5-15 mph and cooler with a high of 55F. Outlook is for some shower activity possible through Tuesday, maybe lingering into Wednesday, and then drying and clearing for the rest of the week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny with 70-75F. Valley destinations are expecting partly to mostly sunny skies and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunshine, light west wind, temps 80-85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; partly sunny, a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is possible wet roads tonight as showers and thunderstorms are feasible; the Cascades snow level will be remain above 8,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is out of the NNE 10-15 knots with a few higher gusts well offshore this morning, swells are running 5 feet at 8 seconds topped by 3 foot windwaves. Northerlies are expected today 10-15 knots with swells 4 feet at 10-14 seconds. The wind backs to SW 5-10 knots tonight as a low pressure system approaches and swells remain around 4 feet. Tomorrow, look for sou’westers 5-10 knots gusting 15 with seas 4 feet at 10 seconds. Outlook is for SW winds 5-10 knots continuing on Tuesday, then veering to N 10-20 knots with higher afternoon/evening gusts Wednesday and Thursday; lumpy swells of 4 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
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05/31 Sun 05:45 AM -0.20 L
05/31 Sun 12:14 PM 6.17 H
05/31 Sun 05:19 PM 2.52 L
05/31 Sun 11:28 PM 8.41 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, moderate winds, then showers.