Goldilocks Days

By: NewportOr , 3:24 PM GMT on May 07, 2014

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Wednesday, May 7th – Lincoln County

Summary: Whether you were beachcombing, mowing the lawn, hiking in the woods or out fishing, yesterday’s Goldilocks weather was about as close as you can get to ‘just right.’ Mostly sunny skies prevailed with only a few scattered high clouds during mid-afternoon. Northwest winds were light at 5-10 mph, no precipitation was recorded and afternoon highs climbed to about 60F. Partly cloudy conditions returned before sunset, and overnight the clouds thickened to a complete overcast. This morning it was cloudy with a very light east wind and the mercury in the upper-40s.

Past 24 Hours High/Low...
Lincoln City: 62F/51F
Depoe Bay: 60F/47F
Newport: 55F/43F
Waldport: 60F/47F
Yachats: 56F/48F

Forecast: You get one more pleasant day before the bears come home. Partly to mostly sunny skies today after morning clouds with highs again of 55-60F and light northwest winds. Tonight, look for increasing clouds, a slight chance of showers, lows around 45F and a wind shift to the southwest. The next weather system arrives tomorrow bringing up to a half inch of rain along with south winds 10-20 mph gusting to 30; high near 55F. Outlook is for showers on Friday and Saturday. A drying and warming trend begins on Sunday and extends into early next week. Highs near 70F by Tuesday.

Travel: In the Coast Range, mostly sunny today with temps of 60-65F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies and forecast highs of 70F. For the Cascades, spots of frost this morning and then mostly sunny with the freezing level at 5,500 feet rising to 6,500 feet.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 118”, no change since yesterday, or 80% of normal.

Ski Report - New Snow Inches/Total Inches/Condition...
Mt Bachelor 0/98/Hard Packed
Mt Hood Meadows 0/111/Machine Groomed
Timberline 1/153/Packed Powder

Marine: Almost flat this morning with N winds 5 knots and the swell down to 4 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Outside of a little drizzle early today, conditions are forecast to remain very light with WNW winds 5-10 knots and seas 3-4 feet. The same for this evening, but then after midnight the breeze backs to S and increases to 10-15 knots. Tomorrow, for the first day of the halibut fishing opener, there’s a Small Craft Advisory for S winds 15-25 knots gusting 30 with seas building to 7 feet. Outlook is for fairly strong southerlies, 15-20 knots gusting 25, seas 10 feet, on Friday. Saturday, you should be able to get out halibut fishing as SW winds fall to 5-10 knots and seas subside to 6 feet. NE winds are expected Sunday at 5-10 knots along with a 5 foot swell.

On the Beach... Sun and clouds, light breeze, surf 2-3 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
05/07 Wed 01:20 PM 1.08 L
05/07 Wed 08:21 PM 6.41 H
05/08 Thu 02:20 AM 2.78 L
05/08 Thu 07:54 AM 5.57 H

In Short: Partly cloudy, rainy and windy, showers, then clearing.

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