Monday, Feb. 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: Following a windshield-scraping morning, yesterday was cool but also sunny on and off. It was as if the weather were playing a game with us; about the time it looked like we were going to get an extended period to bask in the sunshine, another shower would roll in. The bouts of rain were not nearly as intense as during the previous two days, so precipitation totals stayed down around a quarter inch. Winds were light all day and the thermometer was in the mid- to upper-40s with Lincoln City just breaking the 50F barrier. Early this morning, it was showery with temps in the mid-30s and a light east wind.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: scattered clouds @ 1,200′ and 2,200′, broken @ 4,200′
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: calm/Pressure: 30.13”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 51F/38F/0.28”
Depoe Bay: 46F/35F/0.25”
Forecast: A few more days of showers and/or steady rainfall, and then it appears there’s finally some dry weather on the horizon. Today, showers, patchy fog, partly sunny and cool with a high of 45-50F. A chance of rain tonight, low of 40F. We’re up to a 50-50 chance of some rain tomorrow, high about 50F. Outlook is for the next weather system to produce steady rainfall and breezy conditions on Wednesday, showers Thursday, some sunshine Friday, a chance of showers Saturday, and then a period of dry weather begins Sunday. Temperatures are expected to range from highs of 50-55F to lows of 40-45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there are icy areas and it’s 25-30F in the passes; chance of showers, partly sunny today, temperatures 40-45F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, patchy fog, the thermometer rising to about 45F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for a chance of showers, partly sunny, light west winds, highs of 40-45F. For the Cascades, highways have packed snow this morning, temps are around 25F, carry chains or traction tires; partial clearing with a chance of snow showers today, the snow level is well below the passes.
Marine: Winds are NNW 10-15 knots this morning with seas 11 feet at 12 seconds. The breeze backs to SW 5-10 knots today and seas subside to 8 feet. Tonight, S winds rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 with swells 6 feet at 11 seconds. The swell builds back up to 9-10 feet tomorrow with S winds 15-20 knots gusting 25. Outlook is for the next storm system to come into local waters Wednesday packing gale-force southerlies 25-30 knots gusting 35 and combined seas around 12 feet, then S winds 20-30 knots Thursday and Friday, swells building to 16-19 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Chance of showers, patchy fog, sunbreaks, surf 6-8 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
02/01 Mon 12:38 PM 2.49 L
02/01 Mon 06:46 PM 5.59 H
02/01 Mon 11:57 PM 3.76 L
02/02 Tue 06:37 AM 7.88 H
In Short: Mixed sky, possible showers, light winds, then wet and breezy.