Saturday, July 19th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday’s sky gave TGIF-ers a load of pure sunshine until late afternoon when a few scattered clouds drifted by. From 10:00am to 10:00pm, the northwest wind blew 15-20 mph gusting into the mid-20s with Newport recording a puff of 31 mph about 4:00pm. The thermometer mostly bobbed around the 60-65F range, though Lincoln City was knocking at the 70F door. A flawless sunset was followed by increasing clouds overnight, calm winds and a low in the mid-50s. This morning, a thin marine overcast quickly melted, skies cleared and winds were light out of the northeast.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/60F
Depoe Bay: 62F/54F
Forecast: Computer models and meteorologists are all over the map in trying to pinpoint a forecast for the next 72 hours. A couple of minor weather disturbances are approaching our area, but how intense they become and their associated impacts are up in the air, literally and figuratively. As we’ve mentioned before, Summer weather disturbances can build or fall apart abruptly. So, the best guesses right now show sunshine today for the Devil’s Lake Revival and the Newport and Waldport Farmer’s Markets, but increasing clouds later, high 65F. There’s a chance for light rain or drizzle tonight and tomorrow, patchy fog, lows of 55F and highs again around 65F Sunday. Outlook is for mostly cloudy skies on Monday, followed by a minor low pressure system appearing on the Central Coast weather map for Tuesday and Wednesday with a chance of showers, varying levels of northwest wind, highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F. More sunshine is probable later in the week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 75-85F. Valley destinations will be partly to mostly sunny with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for mixed sky conditions with a chance of showers and possible wet pavement tonight and tomorrow.
Marine: Looks like a good day to wet a line; NNW winds are 5-10 knots and seas remain low, 4 feet at 7 seconds. Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Except for some patchy fog, conditions are predicted to stay fairly light through the weekend with northerlies 5-10 knots gusting 15 in the afternoons and evenings. Swells rise to 7 feet by tomorrow with a period of 11 seconds which should keep them rounded. Outlook is for a 5-15 knot NW breeze Monday through Wednesday with possible gusts to 20 in the afternoons and evenings. Wave heights subside slowly to 4 feet by midweek.
On the Beach… Partly cloudy, light breeze, surf 2-4 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/19 Sat 06:51 AM 6.03 H
07/19 Sat 12:24 PM 1.86 L
07/19 Sat 07:05 PM 8.55 H
07/20 Sun 02:01 AM 0.83 L
In Short: Mostly clear, light wind, then increasing clouds with a chance of showers.