Tuesday, July 8th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday’s weather will be recollected differently depending on how distant from the beach you were. It wasn’t necessary to travel very far inland to escape the fog and low clouds that prevailed near the ocean’s edge for much of the day. Northwest winds blew 20-25 mph with a peak gust of 31 mph recorded at the Newport airport at 1:55pm. High temperatures were in the 60s, and there was no precipitation. The low overcast filled in above the entire Central Coast by evening and continued overnight. This morning it was still mostly cloudy with a few blue sucker holes, northwest winds of 10-15 mph and temps in the upper 50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/60F
Depoe Bay: 63F/56F
Forecast: Today should produce some more mixed memories with partly to mostly sunny skies, proportional to how far you are from the sand. The mercury is expected to top out in the 60s again, and northwest winds of 15-25 mph gusting up around 30. The marine layer strengthens and builds back in tonight, lows of 55F or so. Nearly identical conditions are on tap for tomorrow. Outlook is for little change in the routine through the weekend, with night and morning clouds, partly to mostly sunny afternoons, possibly lighter nor’westers by Thursday, highs of 65F and lows of 55F. Long range projections are hinting at warmer temps next week in the mid-70s.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 80-85F. Valley destinations will be sunny with highs near 90F. For the Cascades, partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet.
Marine: It’s rough this morning. Square seas of 7 feet at 7 seconds along with N winds at 15 knots are creating a breezy and bumpy ride for mariners. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay is closed to recreational vessels 24 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for winds begins at 2:00pm today and runs through this evening. NW winds of 20-25 knots are expected this afternoon and tonight with wind waves around 8 feet at 8 seconds. The breeze eases after midnight and into tomorrow to 15-20 knots but square lumpy seas 7-8 feet are projected to continue. Outlook is for lighter northerlies Thursday through Saturday, 5-15 knots, with a 4-6 foot swell and 2-3 foot chop.
On the Beach… Fog, clouds and sun, breezy, surf 5-6 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/08 Tue 10:11 AM 5.58 H
07/08 Tue 02:57 PM 2.99 L
07/08 Tue 09:24 PM 8.72 H
07/09 Wed 04:34 AM -0.31 L
In Short: Night/morning clouds, partly sunny afternoons, windy, then repeat.