Monday, Jan. 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: It just doesn’t get much better than yesterday. Wall-to-wall sunshine, light east winds and high temps flirting with 60F (Waldport hit 57F) gave the Central Coast a hard-earned break from the general soaking we’ve endured since well before Christmas. Of course, it was a short-lived hiatus as the clear and dry weather screeched to a halt about midnight when the next weather front arrived. The breeze picked up from the southeast at 15-25 mph, the clouds rapidly filled in and the first raindrops fell before 3:00am. From then on, it was back to normal with overcast skies and intermittent rain through daybreak.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 54F/43F/0.10”
Depoe Bay: 53F/41F/0.10”
Forecast: There doesn’t appear to be a dry day in sight again until Friday, and even that’s a maybe. Rain turning to showers today, sou’westers 10-20 mph gusting 30 and the mercury tops out around 50F. A chance of rain/showers tonight, low 45F. Rain, possibly heavy at times, tomorrow with southerly winds gusting 20-25 mph and highs of 50-55F. Outlook is for rainy and windy (gusts to 50 mph) tomorrow night and Wednesday, showers Thursday, partly sunny with a slight chance of rain on Friday, and then rain likely for the weekend. Highs 50-55F and lows of 40-45F throughout the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement this morning, rain and temperatures right at 35F in the passes; rain today, warming to 45-50F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain turning to showers, light east winds, a high of 40F. For the Cascades, road conditions include packed snow, spots of black ice and freezing rain this morning with temps 25-30F, carry chains or traction tires; snow showers today, up to 2 inches accumulation, the snow level is near the passes at 4,500 feet.
Marine: Winds are up again this morning, blowing SSE 20-25 knots, with seas 12 feet at 19 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through tomorrow morning. Winds veering to S 20-25 knots gusting 30 today, rough seas building to 16 feet at 17 seconds. Tonight, southerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 with swells subsiding to 14 feet at 16 seconds after midnight. S winds continue tomorrow at 20-25 knots gusting 30 and swells 12 feet at 14 seconds. Outlook is for southerlies 15-25 knots gusting 30 at times and swells 10-15 feet all week. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Rain, breezy, surf 10-15 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/11 Mon 06:43 AM 3.18 L
01/11 Mon 12:44 PM 9.59 H
01/11 Mon 07:23 PM -1.07 L
01/12 Tue 02:07 AM 8.43 H
In Short: Mainly rainy and windy all week.