Tuesday, Jan. 26th – Lincoln County
Summary: As promised, yesterday’s daylight hours were dry with even a little sunshine, not much wind and the mercury climbed to around 60F. Nice day. But, Old Man Rain just couldn’t stay away from the door. He came knocking again just after sunset bearing the first of several showers and, like a tiresome party guest, hung around all night driveling. Total precipitation was less than a tenth of an inch and low temps dipped into the upper-40s. This morning, a few showers were still visible on radar although it appeared to be drying out, and the breeze was light out of the south.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 1,000′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: S 12 G 18 mph/Pressure: 30.34”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 59F/49F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 58F/46F/0.08”
Forecast: Old Man Rain is expected to finally leave the party by noon today, take a short rest, and return with a deluge of friends tomorrow night. Diminishing chances of rain with cloudy skies this afternoon, high again 55-60F. Tonight, a few showers possible, low of 50F. The Rain party has reservations for tomorrow afternoon, highs 55-60F. Outlook is for Old Man Rain and his sodden cohorts to bring lots of precipitation, possibly heavy at times, along with blustery winds tomorrow night into Thursday, and then they’ll be around through Monday stirring up trouble with rain and/or showers every day. High temps 50-55F, lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, there’s wet pavement, patchy fog, light rain and 45-50F in the passes this morning; a diminishing chance of rain today, breezy, temperatures 50-55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain early, cloudy but dry later, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain likely, light northeast wind, highs of 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow, slush and spots of ice this morning with temps 30-35F, carry chains or traction tires; rain today, the snow level is well above the passes at 8,000 feet.
Marine: S winds are blowing 10-20 knots this morning with swells 6 feet at 17 seconds and choppy 4-5 foot windwaves. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect from 9:00am this morning through late tonight. A Gale Watch is posted for tomorrow morning through late tomorrow night for local waters out past 10 miles. Southerlies 20-25 knots today with swells building to 11 feet at 17 seconds. Tonight, S winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 after midnight, seas 13 feet at 16 seconds. Nearshore tomorrow, S winds 20-25 knots, swells 11 feet, but offshore 10 miles and beyond, expect S winds 25-30 knots gusting 40; combined seas 11 feet close-in, 16 feet farther out. Outlook is for the strongest winds from this system to arrive Wednesday night with gusts of 35-45 knots and combined rough seas reaching 20 feet or higher. SW winds 15-25 knots Thursday and Friday, swells 18 feet, and then a NW breeze Saturday 5-15 knots and seas subsiding to 16 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, 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.
01/26 Tue 07:30 AM 2.79 L
01/26 Tue 01:28 PM 8.70 H
01/26 Tue 07:54 PM -0.01 L
01/27 Wed 02:33 AM 8.30 H
In Short: Mostly cloudy, possible showers, then rainy and windy.