Tuesday, June 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: The forecast and actual conditions lined up rather nicely yesterday. After a showery start, there was a break during the morning before rain returned around noon. The rest of the day saw scattered showers generating precipitation totals near a tenth of an inch. The mercury was fairly static with highs and lows within a couple of degrees. Additional bands of showers came through overnight and southwest winds blew 10-15 mph. At dawn, thick clouds and occasional showers persisted along with southerly winds.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/55F/0.10”
Depoe Bay: 55F/52F/0.12”
Forecast: The Full Strawberry Moon occurs at 9:21am this morning. (Algonquin tribes knew the June Moon as a time to gather ripening strawberries. In Oregon, this year’s warm Winter has led to the strawberry crop coming on about two weeks early, so the fields are full right now.) Showery weather continues today with another tenth of an inch or so of precipitation, highs about 55F and moderate southwest winds. Tonight, it’ll probably be too cloudy to see the Full Moon, albeit the chance of rain drops considerably; low temp 50F. Still mostly cloudy tomorrow with a slight chance of showers and a high of 55-60F. Outlook is for the beginning of a major change to Summer-like conditions Thursday as partly sunny skies are predicted and increasing northwest winds. For Friday through Sunday, mostly clear, warmer with highs near 70F and blustery sea breezes gusting 30 mph or higher in the afternoons/evenings. Then, expect mostly cloudy skies to return Monday and Tuesday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers with 55-65F. Valley destinations are expecting showers and highs of 60-65F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, light west wind, temps around 60F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 40F; showers, the snow level is 6,500 feet.
Cascadia: The swarm of earthquakes recorded about 280 miles west of Waldport on the Juan de Fuca Tectonic Plate’s Blanco Fracture Zone continued yesterday. A total of seven temblors occurred ranging in magnitude from 5.9 to 3.9. The 5.9 inked seismographs Monday afternoon around 1:00pm, and the last one, a 4.2, happened just past 8:00pm last night.
Marine: Winds are southerly 10-15 knots this morning with seas 3 feet at 13 seconds. For today, SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 before noon and mixed swells/windwaves 3 feet. The breeze eases tonight to SW 5-10 knots, swells 4 feet. Expect the wind to veer to the NW tomorrow, 10-15 knots along with a 3 foot swell. Outlook is for a solid fair-weather pattern of strong afternoon/evening nor’westers 20-25 knots gusting 30 Thursday through Saturday; swells 4-5 feet overpowered by 5 foot windwaves. 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.
06/02 Tue 07:00 AM -1.09 L
06/02 Tue 01:38 PM 6.65 H
06/02 Tue 06:40 PM 2.72 L
06/03 Wed 12:40 AM 8.78 H
In Short: Overcast, showers, light winds, then drying, clearing and windy.