Wednesday, June 3rd – Lincoln County
Summary: The shower activity continued yesterday with the heaviest deluge soaking Lincoln City where over a third of an inch was recorded. Other Central Coast communities settled for around a tenth of an inch. Dark gray skies dominated the day, though there was a brief break allowing Sol to peek out just prior to dipping below the horizon at dusk. High temps were again near 60F following morning lows of 50-55F. A few holes in the clouds during the evening set the stage for occasional glimpses of the Full Strawberry Moon. Additional rain showers appeared before daylight but by dawn they’d come to a halt and the wind was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/55F/0.39”
Depoe Bay: 57F/52F/0.07”
Forecast: Okay, one more day of unsettled conditions before it’s time to roll out shorts, shades and shish-kabobs. Another band of showers is lurking offshore this morning but whether we get hit is iffy. Still, expect mostly cloudy conditions today, the thermometer rising to about 60F and northwest winds gusting 20 mph by this afternoon. Tonight, mainly overcast with a low of 50F or so. The transition to a Summer-like configuration begins tomorrow under partly sunny skies, highs of 60F and stiffer nor’westers gusting 20-25 mph. Outlook is for mostly clear Friday through Monday, warmer with highs of 65-70F and strong sea breezes 25-30 mph or higher in the afternoons and evenings. Some cloudiness may return by Tuesday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, chance of showers with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting possible showers and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, light west wind, temps around 70F. For the Cascades, there’s damp pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 40F; showers, the snow level is 6,500 feet.
Marine: Benign conditions exist this morning with a light NW wind 5-10 knots and seas 3 feet at 12 seconds. This could be the last day for a while with reasonable weather offshore as the NW breeze should stay around 10-15 knots and swells about 3 feet. Tonight, northerlies 15 knots gusting 20 with mixed swells/windwaves 3-4 feet. Things change tomorrow as we move into a fair-weather pattern and the NW wind ramps up to 15-20 knots gusting 25 by afternoon with choppy 3-4 foot seas. Outlook is for strong nor’westers 20-25 knots possibly gusting 30 in the afternoons/evenings Friday through Sunday; combined lumpy seas 5-6 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, showers possible, 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.
06/03 Wed 07:38 AM -1.37 L
06/03 Wed 02:21 PM 6.81 H
06/03 Wed 07:22 PM 2.79 L
06/04 Thu 01:19 AM 8.80 H
In Short: Mainly overcast, chance of showers, moderate winds, then clearing and windy.