Monday, July 21st – Lincoln County
Summary: Though yesterday wasn’t completely clear, clouds were few and far between. The thermometer hovered at seasonal highs in the mid-60s, the daily northwest wind stayed fairly light at 10-15 mph, and no precipitation was recorded. All in all, the Central Coast had a nicer day than other parts of Western Oregon. Visitors may have been surprised when they crossed back over the Coast Range to find cooler and cloudier conditions in the Valley. Our delightful sunset was followed by partly cloudy skies overnight and lows in the low-50s. This morning, thin clouds partially obscured the blue and there was a light NE wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/53F
Depoe Bay: 65F/49F
Forecast: Looks like we’ll squeak out one more mainly sunny day before the next hiccup in the weather. High today about 65F and probably not much northwest wind this afternoon – 10-15 mph tops. Beginning tonight, the leading edge of a minor atmospheric disturbance approaches the Central Coast, bringing increasing clouds and an outside chance of showers; lows in the mid-50s. Tomorrow and tomorrow night, the chance of rain builds and winds remain light with highs of 65F and lows of 55F. Outlook is for a better than 50-50 chance of rain on Wednesday. By Thursday and on through the weekend, we should be back into Summer with mostly sunny skies, northwest winds 20-25 mph, highs 65-70F and lows in the 50s.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny, isolated showers and 70-75F. Valley destinations will be mostly sunny with highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy, possible showers; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet.
Marine: Light winds and moderate seas dominate the ocean this morning. There’s a NNE breeze of 5-10 knots and 6 foot seas at 10 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 16 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 10 knots gusting 15 this afternoon and evening, and a W swell of 5-6 feet. Tomorrow, the breeze backs to NW 5 knots with 4 foot seas. Outlook is for SW wind 5-10 knots and swells around 4 feet on Wednesday, and then a return to Summer weather with afternoon and evening nor’westers 20-25 knots and lumpy 4-5 foot windwaves Thursday and Friday.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 4-5 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/21 Mon 09:38 AM 5.76 H
07/21 Mon 02:31 PM 3.02 L
07/21 Mon 08:57 PM 8.48 H
07/22 Tue 04:08 AM 0.15 L
In Short: Partly cloudy, light winds, increasing clouds, then showers.