Wednesday, July 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: Our little pocket of Western Oregon dodged the bullet yesterday. High temperatures came in at predictions around 75F. But, you didn’t have to travel very far from the Central Coast to find hot weather. Tillamook and Coos Bay were in the 80s. It was 85F in Rose Lodge and at Cannibal Mountain in the Coast Range. Valley temps topped out at 97F in Corvallis, Eugene, Salem and Portland. So, while it was warm here, nearly everywhere else was darned hot. The saving grace for us was the light and variable northwest to southwest wind that funneled cooler air in off the ocean. Clouds began building in the early evening and we were nearly overcast by sunset. Overnight, the sky was mixed and the mercury stayed relatively high, just under 60F. This morning it was mostly cloudy and calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 78F/56F
Depoe Bay: 73F/55F
Forecast: What a difference a day makes. We should be down by about 10 degrees today with highs near 65F, mostly cloudy skies but some sun, and light northwest winds. A thickening marine cloud layer tonight allows for a chance of drizzle and low temps around 50F. Tomorrow, look for partly sunny skies after morning clouds and possible drizzle, moderate northwest winds and a high temp in the 60s. Outlook is for night and morning clouds, periods of afternoon and early evening sunshine, variable northwest winds, highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F.
4th of July Weekend… Clouds and sun, breezy, highs of 60-65F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly to partly cloudy and 70-75F. Valley destinations will be mostly sunny with highs of 80F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 0”, a loss of 4” since yesterday. This feature will go on hiatus and return with the first snows of Fall.
Marine: Light NNW winds less than 10 knots this morning and seas are 4 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today, expect W to NW winds 10-15 knots with seas about 3 feet. A NW breeze 10 knots gusting to 15 tonight and the swell building to 5 feet. Tomorrow, N wind 10-15 knots, seas 4 feet. Outlook is for little change in the long term with northerlies 5-15 knots, seas holding around 4 feet through Sunday.
On the Beach… Clouds and sun, light breeze, surf 3-4 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/02 Wed 10:08 AM 0.32 L
07/02 Wed 04:59 PM 7.08 H
07/02 Wed 10:43 PM 2.86 L
07/03 Thu 04:16 AM 6.38 H
In Short: Mixed sky, light wind, cooler, then night and morning clouds.