Friday, Feb. 12th – Lincoln County
Summary: Another semi-wet-and-windy day with under a quarter inch of rain, sou’westers gusting to around 30 mph and yesterday’s high temperature was in the upper-50s. The rain was sporadic and the breeze was fairly light until about midnight when the next front arrived. The heaviest periods of precipitation came in the late morning, mid-afternoon and again early this morning. The mercury hardly moved overnight with lows just a couple of degrees below the highs. At daybreak, haze and low clouds kept visibility below 5 miles and the southwest wind was blowing at 15-25 mph.
Newport Airport Conditions…
Ceiling: overcast @ 400′
Visibility: 2.5 miles/Wind: SSW 15 G 20 mph/Pressure: 29.99”
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 58F/55F/23mph/0.14”
Depoe Bay: 57F/53F/25mph/0.18”
Forecast: If George and Abe were celebrating this holiday weekend with you, they’d need bumbershoots to keep dry. Rain turns to showers today, a little breezy before noon, and thermometer readings about 55F are expected. Showers tonight, low 45-50F. Tomorrow, showers in the morning, rain developing in the afternoon with up to a half inch predicted, and southerly winds gusting 25 mph or so. Outlook is for rain on Sunday, a chance of rain President’s Day through Wednesday, and then back to rain likely Thursday. Seasonal temps are projected as highs reach 55F and lows dip to 45F.
Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, there’s damp pavement on the highways and it’s 50F in the passes; rain turning to showers today, temperatures 50-55F. Willamette Valley destinations are expecting rain early, showers later, the thermometer rising to 55-60F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for rain/showers, light southwest winds, highs of 50-55F. For the Cascades, highways have bare pavement this morning, temps around 40F; showers today, the snow level is above the passes at 7,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is mainly wet pavement at the lower elevations, but snow showers in the Cascades tonight through tomorrow night with snow levels below the passes, rising above the highways to 7,500 feet Sunday and Monday.
Marine: Winds are S 15-20 knots this morning with seas 13-14 feet at 16 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through late tomorrow night. SW winds 10-20 knots today and swells 12 feet at 16 seconds. Tonight and tomorrow, a SW breeze 10-15 knots gusting 20 with seas holding at 12 feet, 16 seconds. Outlook is for a gale tomorrow night as SW winds rise to 20-25 knots gusting 35 and combined seas build to 13 feet at 13 seconds, then southerlies 10-20 knots Sunday through Tuesday, swells subsiding from 10 feet to 8 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Showers, breezy, surf 10-15 feet (moderate).
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02/12 Fri 08:56 AM 1.25 L
02/12 Fri 03:04 PM 8.23 H
02/12 Fri 09:05 PM 0.62 L
02/13 Sat 03:41 AM 9.19 H
In Short: Showers, windy, then continued wet and breezy.