Saturday, July 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: 4th of July fireworks displays went off, so to speak, without a weather hitch last night. Earlier in the day, there was sunshine and a few clouds with the northwest wind not terribly uncomfortable blowing at just 10-15 mph gusting occasionally to 20 from noon until 8:00pm. The thermometer hovered around the middle 60s. As the skies came alive after dark, there was light wind and the appropriate veil of thin clouds to reflect the sights and sounds of the fireworks shows. Overnight, there was no wind, scattered clouds and periods of clearing. This morning, partly cloudy skies, calm and temps in the 50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/55F
Depoe Bay: 65F/51F
Forecast: Don’t stop now; you can keep the party going. Holiday weekend celebrations will be under mixed skies with highs of 65F or so, lows of 55F, and light northwest winds through tomorrow. Outlook is for increasing night and morning clouds, mostly sunny days, high temps of 65-70F and lows on parity at 55F. Expect the afternoon and evening northwest winds to ramp-up through the week ahead, becoming 20-25 mph with gusts to 30.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 75-85F. Valley destinations will be mostly sunny with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for mainly clear skies, dry pavement and heavier than normal holiday traffic on all highways, especially tomorrow evening.
Marine: All quiet on the ocean front this morning with calm winds and a lollygagging 4 foot swell. Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Look for variable winds of 5 knots and a 4-5 foot swell to continue through the holiday weekend. Outlook is for a Summer pattern to develop beginning on Monday with N winds 10-15 knots rising to 15-20 knots in the afternoon; and by Tuesday, expect afternoon and evening northerlies of 20-25 knots. The swell is projected to be 5-6 feet, but steep wind waves up to 7 feet will dominate.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, light wind, 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.
07/05 Sat 12:06 PM 1.92 L
07/05 Sat 06:59 PM 7.57 H
07/06 Sun 01:48 AM 1.86 L
07/06 Sun 07:40 AM 5.16 H
In Short: Mixed sky, light breeze, then partly cloudy and windy.