Keep Your Bumbershoot Handy

By: NewportOr , 3:05 PM GMT on April 19, 2014

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Saturday, Apr. 19th – Lincoln County

Summary: Whether you love the sun or the rain, our on-again off-again weather pattern should be a pleasing scenario for everybody. The rain was off-again yesterday, with no precipitation recorded on the Central Coast. Sunshine was the order of the day, though high clouds worked as a filter part of the time. Highs broke 60F from Newport north, and winds were light. The leading edge of a weather front reached us overnight with thickening clouds, southwest winds 15-20 mph, and lows in the mid-40s. At dawn, a waning gibbous moon was visible through thin spots in the overcast and the breeze was light.

Past 24 Hours High/Low...
Lincoln City: 62F/45F
Depoe Bay: 62F/40F
Newport: 61F/39F
Waldport: 56F/45F
Yachats: 54F/42F

Forecast: Your bumbershoot barely had time to dry and you’ll need it again today for the Spring plant sale at Connie Hansen Garden in Lincoln City as rain is expected to develop. High around 55F or so and southwest winds 15-20 mph gusting 25. Tonight, if you’re headed to the Lincoln County Children’s Advocacy Center benefit in Yachats, a light rain jacket may still be appropriate attire for a chance of light showers, lows in the mid-40s. Tomorrow’s Easter egg hunts should be rainless for the kiddies. Partly to mostly sunny skies, light wind and a high near 60F. Outlook is for continued unsettled weather with 50-50 odds for showers during the entire workweek ahead. Best chance of rain is Thursday. Highs 55F, lows of 45F through the extended period.

Travel: In the Coast Range, rain is expected today with highs of 50-55F. Valley destinations will have rain and a high about 60F. For the Cascades, rain today with the freezing level at 5,000 feet, just above the highway passes. Outlook for weekend travelers is for partly cloudy and dry tonight through Sunday in the Coast Range and Valley. Light snow accumulations are possible tonight in the Cascades as the freezing level drops to 4,000 feet, but rising to 6,000 feet tomorrow with dry conditions and partly cloudy skies.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 115”, no change since yesterday, or 68% of normal.

Ski Report - New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition...
Hoodoo Closed for Season
Willamette Pass Closed for Season
Mt Bachelor 0/101/Spring
Mt Hood Meadows 0/109/Machine Groomed
Mt Hood Ski Bowl Closed for Skiing/Tubing Open Sat-Sun
Timberline Lodge 0/146/Machine Groomed

Marine: The weather window is closing quickly this morning with S winds offshore already up to 20-25 knots and seas are around 7 feet. Depoe Bay bar is restricted for recreational vessels 18 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this afternoon and a Small Craft Advisory for seas is posted for this afternoon through tomorrow night. S winds rising today to 20-25 knots gusting 30 with combined rough seas building to 10 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, the breeze veers to the SW 15-20 knots gusting 25 and wave heights rise to 18-20 feet after midnight. Winds ease tomorrow to southerly 5-10 knots gusting 15 with a 17 foot swell. Outlook is for south winds 5-15 knots through mid-week with seas falling slowly to 12 feet Monday and to 10 feet Tuesday and Wednesday. Another storm is possible on Thursday.

On the Beach... Rain, breezy, surf 10-20 feet (high). Caution should be exercised on area beaches late today through tomorrow as high surf builds and wave run-up can sweep unwary people off the sand or rocks and into the ocean. For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
04/19 Sat 10:03 AM -0.81 L
04/19 Sat 04:46 PM 6.61 H
04/19 Sat 09:54 PM 2.84 L
04/20 Sun 03:56 AM 8.19 H

In Short: Rain, showers, clearing, then unsettled.

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