Sunday, July 13th – Lincoln County
Summary: While the vast majority of Northwest Oregonians were roasting in temps of 95-99F yesterday, we were over 30F cooler. On the Central Coast, the mercury rose to the low-60s with mostly cloudy skies after morning drizzle and fog. The sun was heavily filtered at best and made only a very brief appearance through a hole in the clouds around 4:00pm. Complete overcast returned after dinner and has been in place ever since. Drizzle overnight was heavy enough to be measureable and fog developed again around 3:00am. This morning, there was drizzle, fog, light wind and temps in the mid-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Drizzle…
Lincoln City: 64F/56F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 63F/54F/0.03”
Forecast: You might want to wear a light rain-jacket for the last day of the Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo. Though drizzle should be ending before noon today, there’s a chance of showers by the time bull riders buck across the arena this afternoon; high temps of 60F or so. Cloudy tonight with a lingering chance of showers and a low of 55F. Tomorrow, partly sunny skies and a bit warmer as thermometers reach 65F or better. Outlook is for some sunshine on Tuesday and Wednesday along with higher temps, maybe climbing to 70F. The rest of the week, night and morning low clouds, mostly sunny afternoons, highs of 65F, lows of 55F and moderate northwest winds.
Travel: Due to increased coastal traffic from inland residents escaping the heat, expect delays on Highways 18, 20, 34 and 101. In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and 70-80F. Valley destinations will have mostly cloudy skies, a chance of thunderstorms and highs of 85-90F. For the Cascades, partly sunny, warm, a 50-50 chance of showers and thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for very warm conditions with a chance of showers and thunderstorms through tonight.
Marine: Visibility remains marginal this morning, but otherwise conditions are light with N wind about 5 knots and seas at 3 feet. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, NW wind 5-10 knots with gusts to 15 this evening, seas 3 feet, drizzle, fog and a chance of thunderstorms. Tomorrow, look for light southerlies early veering to NW 5-10 knots gusting 15 by afternoon, seas 3-4 feet. Outlook is for a N breeze 10-15 knots with gusts to 20 on Tuesday and the swell building to 5 feet. Wednesday and Thursday, NW winds 5-10 knots, swells 5-7 feet with 3 foot windwaves.
On the Beach… Fog, clouds and possible showers, light breeze, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* If you come to the Central Coast from outside the area to cool off, remember that the ocean and local rivers are extremely cold and can quickly cause acute hypothermia and drowning.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/13 Sun 07:38 AM -2.05 L
07/13 Sun 02:16 PM 7.88 H
07/13 Sun 07:36 PM 2.07 L
07/14 Mon 01:37 AM 9.66 H
In Short: Cloudy, light wind, showers, then partial clearing and warmer.