Weaker Wind and Waves Expected this Weekend
Most of the coast is experiencing southerly winds between 10 – 15 knots, 5 – 6 foot swells and relatively cool temperatures, due to a strong upper level ridge of high pressure centered over the eastern Pacific Ocean. Southerly winds should continue through Sunday, with both wind speed and swell size decreasing. A low pressure circulation just off the Southern Central California coast is also influencing conditions on the Oregon Coast. This low generally blocks the progression of other systems, and its track and position will influence the weather for the next 4 – 5 days so we’ll be keeping a close eye on it. Special thanks to Phil Barbour at OSU’s College of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences for putting together a coastal weather outlook for us.