Thursday, July 10th – Lincoln County
Summary: The main story yesterday was the northwest wind, which developed early and blew most of the day. Of our regular reporting stations, Newport had the highest gust at 32 mph, though a blast of 36 mph was recorded on the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The strong breeze helped whisk the marine clouds away by 10:00am and the mercury climbed into the 60s, though Yachats didn’t quite make it there. The wind finally faded with the sunset and low clouds returned overnight. This morning it was overcast but thinning, the wind was light and temps dropped to around 50F.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 68F/55F/30mph
Depoe Bay: 63F/56F/27mph
Forecast: The onshore flow and its associated marine clouds have a bit more oomph and will probably take a little longer to clear over the next couple of days. We’re still looking for partly to mostly sunny afternoons today and tomorrow with highs of 65F or so, but the northwest wind should be down to sensible levels. Overnight lows will be status quo at 55F. Outlook is for this situation to continue through Saturday. By Sunday and into early next week, look for more sunshine, stronger northerly winds and higher temps of 65-70F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 75-85F. Valley destinations will be mostly sunny with highs of 85-90F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet.
Marine: N winds are down to 10 knots offshore, about 15 knots near shore, but seas are still rough this morning, 8 feet at 10 seconds. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to all recreational vessels, and to uninspected passenger vessels 30 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. Lighter winds are predicted today, NW 10-15 knots, with combined square seas of 7-9 feet at 8 seconds. Tonight, northerlies drop to 5-10 knots by midnight and seas subside to around 6 feet. For tomorrow, NW winds 5-10 knots, seas 5 feet. Outlook is for a decent stretch from Saturday through Monday; nor’westers 5-15 knots with the swell remaining around 4-5 feet.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunbreaks, breezy at times, surf 6-7 feet (moderate).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/10 Thu 12:01 PM 6.56 H
07/10 Thu 04:54 PM 2.88 L
07/10 Thu 11:04 PM 9.59 H
07/11 Fri 06:08 AM -1.59 L
In Short: Night/morning clouds, sunny afternoons, lighter winds, then repeat.