Oregon Coast Weather Shaping Up for Holiday Weekend
(Oregon Coast) – What is often a soggy beginning to the summer season on the coast appears to be visitor-friendly for Oregon travelers.
All the main weather outlets, especially Portland television and the various .com's, are predicting lovely conditions for the inland portions of the state, but also decent conditions of the coast. Rain seems possible on many days over the Memorial Day Weekend, but it won’t be a serious soaker like many years past. In fact, the sun is predicted to be around for at least some of the weekend.
Camping is turning out to be a huge deal, although many have made hotel reservations in coastal hotels just in case a deluge happens.
Many coastal hotels are getting filled up rather quickly, and with the increasingly pleasant weather conditions, plenty are starting to believe they’ll be hanging the “no vacancy” signs, even if just at the last minute.
While the Portland area should even reach close to 70 degrees by Monday, the coast is expected to remain in the 50’s, with chances of rain or some periods of showers.
The Weather Channel is definitely indicating some sun and not rain all the time for the coast. But the weather forecasts differ a little between areas of the coast. The central coast will apparently receive some nicer conditions than the northern coast, according to The Weather Channel.
On Friday, on the north coast, showers are possible in the afternoon, with highs in the upper 50’s.
Saturday again features a chance of showers and more highs in the 50’s.
Saturday: Chance of showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the upper 40s.
Sunday is the same.
Monday may have some rain as well, but temperatures will be in the 60’s.
The Weather Channel is indicating the central coast will have possible showers on Friday and highs in the 50’s.
Saturday is predicted to be partly cloudy but mostly sunny, with highs again in the 50’s – and no rain.
Sunday should go back and forth between cloudy and sunny, with no mention of rain in the forecast.
Memorial Day seems to indicate showers are possible with highs in the 50’s.
Coastal businesses and tourism entities – and even television weathermen - caution that since there are no actual meteorologists stationed on the coast, the forecasts often get things a little more dreary than they actually turn out to be.
Brian Hines, owner of San Dune Inn in Manzanita, is noticing the uptick in reservations as the weather forecasts seem to get clearer and clearer.
On Tuesday, he noted being almost full, with numerous customers waffling about camping at nearby Nehalem Bay State Park or not.
“Still just a couple open Friday,” Hines said. “Nothing Saturday and one Sunday. Some prospective campers at the State park are still calling, thinking about hedging their bets on the supposed wet weekend. Plus people cutting one night, while others adding a night - so it goes on.”
Hines expects most everyone else will fill up like he will, so he cautioned to not wait until the last minute to head out to the coast. But if you did do so, he added some advice.
“As always, people should call your favorite lodging in case of last-minute cancellations or schedule changes,” Hines said.
Hines then looked to the rosy sunset at Manzanita and was hopeful for a good start to the summer season.
“Right now its a ‘red sky at night, a shepherds delight’ for the morning – hopefully.”
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