Saturday, June 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: The late-season storm’s chief fury ended quickly about 9:00am yesterday, but leftover cloud cover, moderate winds and rain showers persisted through to this morning. Rainfall totals were about a quarter of an inch, winds topped out around 30 mph and the thermometer peaked near 60F. The driest stretch of the day came between 5:00pm and 11:00pm. Overnight, showers increased again, arriving about every two hours as a friendly reminder that they hadn’t left town. Low temps were about 55F. At daybreak, it was cloudy and raining on and off with a light southerly breeze.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 60F/56F/0.16”/28mph
Depoe Bay: 60F/55F/0.28”/30mph
Forecast: There should be just the right strength of wind today for Lincoln City’s 30th Annual Summer Kite Festival at the D River Wayside. Normally, kite strings would be angling off to the south in a northerly breeze, but this year, just the opposite. Southwest winds of about 10 mph are predicted along with a chance of showers and possible sunbreaks later in the day. High temps around 60F. Tonight, we’re down to a slight chance of showers and lows of 50F. Tomorrow, kite fliers will have a west wind 5-15 mph, partly to mostly sunny skies and the mercury rising into the low-60s. Outlook is for seasonal, Summer-like weather Monday through the coming holiday weekend with partly to mostly clear skies, highs of 60-65F and breezy afternoons and evenings.
4th of July Weekend… Mixed sunshine and clouds, dry, highs of 60-65F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers and 60-65F. Valley destinations will have a chance of showers with highs near 70F. For the Cascades, rain showers; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for showers and wet pavement today, drying with sunshine tomorrow.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 13”, a loss of 3” since yesterday.
Marine: The breeze is still southwest, but lighter than yesterday, at 10-15 knots this morning and seas have fallen to 4 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is unrestricted. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to recreational and uninspected passenger vessels 20 feet and less. Not much change in the wind today, SW 10-15 knots gusting 20, but the swell is projected to double from 4 feet to 8 by this afternoon. Tonight, W wind 5-10 knots, seas 8 feet. For tomorrow, the light westerly veers to NW 5-10 knots with an 8 foot swell. Outlook is for a Summer pattern to develop by Monday and last through the week with NW winds 15-20 knots gusting to 25 in the afternoons and evenings, choppy seas 4-6 feet. NOTE: The US Coast Guard permanently switched off Cape Meares Light (LLNR 675) on Wednesday, June 25th, as it is no longer considered necessary for safe navigation of the seacoast.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, light breeze, surf 5-7 feet (moderate).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/28 Sat 07:51 AM -0.95 L
06/28 Sat 02:36 PM 6.89 H
06/28 Sat 07:41 PM 3.02 L
06/29 Sun 01:32 AM 8.23 H
In Short: Showers, light wind, some clearing, then Summer.