Monday, June 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: As predicted, yesterday was a little brighter and a little warmer than the preceding few days, but it was still mostly cloudy. Lincoln City hit 64F for the local high temperature and also had the strongest northwest wind gust at 27 mph during the early afternoon. The thin overcast began thickening around 5:00pm as the leading edge of a weather front reached the coast. The anticipated rain showers didn’t start, however, until around 2:00am this morning. Precipitation amounts so far are under a tenth of an inch with Waldport receiving the most. At daybreak, skies were cloudy, showers dotted the area and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/55F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 57F/50F/0.03”
Forecast: There seems to be a break scheduled for the early part of today but showers are expected to increase again this afternoon and remain a threat through tomorrow. Expect high temps of 55F and lows around 50F with light southwest winds. Outlook is for the wet stuff to find the exit by Wednesday followed by a Summer-like regime of sunny days, partly cloudy nights, moderate to strong afternoon/evening sea breezes and seasonal temperatures Thursday through Sunday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, a chance of thunderstorms, showers with 55-65F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, possible thunderstorms and a high of 65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers likely, a chance of thunderstorms, light west wind, temps around 65F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; showers and a chance of thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Cascadia: A series of four relatively strong earthquakes has occurred 280 miles west of Waldport on the Juan de Fuca Tectonic Plate’s Blanco Fracture Zone. The magnitude 5.8, 5.5, 4.4 and 4.3 quakes were recorded between 11:52pm last night and 7:46am this morning. The 5.8 temblor was reported to the US Geological Survey as being felt in Lincoln City, Springfield and Portland among other Northwest Oregon communities.
Marine: Winds are light easterly nearshore this morning but blowing SSE 10-15 knots offshore, seas are 3 feet at 13 seconds. Southerlies easing to 5-10 knots this afternoon with swells/windwaves 3 feet. Tonight and tomorrow, expect SW winds 10 knots gusting 15 and swells around 3 feet. Outlook is for NW winds 5-10 knots on Wednesday, and then a summer-like pattern Thursday through the weekend with strong afternoon and evening nor’westers 20-25 knots gusting 30 and choppy seas 4-6 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Cloudy, showers, light breeze, 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.
06/01 Mon 06:22 AM -0.69 L
06/01 Mon 12:57 PM 6.44 H
06/01 Mon 05:59 PM 2.63 L
06/02 Tue 12:03 AM 8.64 H
In Short: Overcast, showers, light winds, then drying and clearing.