Monday, Jan. 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: A typical pattern yesterday as rain returned at daybreak and continued through the early afternoon. Precipitation totals were light, averaging around a tenth of an inch. Overcast skies filled out the remainder of our daylight hours, it was cooler as high temps struggled up to only about 50F and winds were light from the southeast. Dry conditions prevailed overnight, some holes opened up in the cloud cover, east winds blew at 5-10 mph and the mercury dipped into the mid-40s. It was still mostly cloudy early this morning with light winds.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered clouds @ 1,800′, broken overcast @ 4,700′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 8 mph/Pressure: 30.19”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 51F/44F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 48F/43F/0.10”
Forecast: All indications from satellite, radar and surface maps show this should be our first dry day in quite a while; high temps 55-60F and light wind. It’s even possible this dry spell may last as long as 24 hours, but there’s a one-in-three chance of some showers tonight, low near 50F. All bets are off tomorrow as rain is likely again with up to a quarter inch and a high of 55F. Outlook is for rain Wednesday, followed by a Pineapple Express event possibly producing heavy rain and quite windy conditions on Thursday, then showers Friday through Sunday. High temps about 55F and lows of 45F are projected all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s bare pavement, patchy fog and 40-45F in the passes this morning; partly cloudy today, temperatures 50-55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting patchy fog early, then partly to mostly sunny, the thermometer rising to 55F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny skies, light east wind, a high of 50F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow and spots of ice this morning with temps right at 30F, carry chains or traction tires; partly sunny today, the free air freezing level rising above the passes to 7,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are SSE 10-20 knots this morning with seas running 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from tomorrow morning through tomorrow night. S winds today, tonight and tomorrow 10-15 knots nearshore but 15-25 knots out past 10 miles, swells building from 8 to 13 feet by late tomorrow. Outlook is for southerlies 20-25 knots and swells 11-13 feet on Wednesday, SW winds 25-35 knots gusting 40 Wednesday night into Thursday, combined seas building to 20 feet, and then W winds 10-20 knots Friday, swells 18 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
01/25 Mon 06:49 AM 2.90 L
01/25 Mon 12:48 PM 9.12 H
01/25 Mon 07:20 PM -0.43 L
01/26 Tue 01:59 AM 8.35 H
In Short: Mixed sky, dry, then back to wet and windy.