Wednesday, Jan. 20th – Lincoln County
Summary: The rain was fairly steady yesterday from dawn to dusk, though it wasn’t exceedingly heavy. Total precipitation was about a half inch. Southwest winds were also persistent during the daylight hours blowing 20-30 mph gusting to 40 or so. It was a bit cooler, too, as the mercury just barely reached 50F. The rain and wind finally subsided around midnight and were gone by early this morning; low temps dipped into the 40s. At daybreak, skies were mainly clear and a light breeze came out of the southeast.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: ESE 7 mph/Pressure: 30.18”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 52F/47F/31mph/0.62”
Depoe Bay: 50F/44F/44mph/0.48”
Forecast: We’re between storm systems today and the chance of precipitation is down to 50-50 or less. The early part of the day will feature the Big Orange Ball, but increasing clouds and possible showers are on tap this afternoon; high 50F. Overcast skies are predicted for tonight, a chance of rain, southeast winds gusting 30 mph and lows about 50F. Tomorrow, the next weather system comes in conveying rainy and breezy conditions, highs up around 55F. Outlook is for rain on Friday, showers Saturday, a chance of rain Sunday and Monday, then rain likely Monday. Normal thermometer readings are expected with highs of 50-55F and lows of 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s damp pavement, patchy fog and 35-40F in the passes this morning; a chance of rain/showers today, temperatures 45-50F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a slight chance of showers, the thermometer rising to 50F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers possible, west winds gusting 25 mph, a high of 45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow this morning, it’s partly cloudy with temps 25-30F, chains or traction tires are required; breezy, a 50-50 chance of snow showers today, the snow level is 2,500 feet.
Marine: Winds are SSW at 15 knots with seas 13 feet at 14 seconds this morning. Small Craft Advisories for winds and seas are in effect through tomorrow evening within 10 miles of shore, while a Gale Warning is posted from this afternoon through tomorrow evening for the outer waters. SE winds rising to 15-25 knots gusting 30-35 today with seas 12-13 feet at 13 seconds. Tonight, southerlies 20-30 knots gusting 35-40 and seas 12-15 feet at 11-12 seconds. Combined seas building to 15-17 feet tomorrow and S winds 15-25 knots gusting 30-40 knots (higher seas and winds will be out past 10 miles). Outlook is for S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 Friday with swells 15 feet, a NW breeze on Saturday 10-15 knots, seas subsiding to 9 feet, and then S winds 10-20 knots Sunday, swells around 8 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/20 Wed 08:52 AM 9.39 H
01/20 Wed 03:51 PM -0.04 L
01/20 Wed 10:31 PM 7.17 H
01/21 Thu 03:32 AM 3.58 L
In Short: Possible showers, moderate wind, then continued wet and sometimes breezy.