Tuesday, July 22nd – Lincoln County
Summary: What was probably the last mostly sunny day for a while gave us high temperatures of 65-70F yesterday; it was warmest in the north, coolest in the south. Northerly winds blew at 10-15 mph through the afternoon hours and no precipitation was recorded. On the heels of another photogenic sunset, clouds began moving in. Overnight was a mix of scattered clouds and complete overcast with low temps in the mid-50s. This morning, while it was raining in the Valley and Cascades, it was dry here, mostly cloudy and the wind was light out of the south.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 70F/55F
Depoe Bay: 67F/53F
Forecast: The weather map is a mess today. Several minor low pressure systems offshore are arguing and a clear winner is yet to be determined. In any case, conditions will be different over the next couple of days. More clouds, but some sun, varying chances of rain and light wind are all on the chart. Best guess for today is mostly cloudy with sunbreaks, scattered showers and highs about 65F. Tonight, look for a few showers, light southerly winds and a low of 55F. Tomorrow is where it gets tricky. Current forecast models show everything from a 60% chance of showers to a 100% chance of regular old rain, cooler with a high about 60F and light southwest winds. Outlook is for a clearing and drying trend when the weather map returns to a seasonal layout beginning Thursday and running through the weekend. Sunny days, partly cloudy nights, moderate northwest winds, highs of 65-70F and lows of 55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny, scattered showers and 65-75F. Valley destinations will have partly sunny skies and showers with highs of 70-75F. For the Cascades, showers, possible thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet.
Marine: Conditions remain tranquil this morning with a S wind less than 5 knots and seas of 4 feet at 9 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Variable winds 5 knots today with a W swell of 3 feet. Tonight, SW wind 5 knots gusting to 15 after midnight and a 2-3 foot chop. A southerly breeze is expected tomorrow at 10-15 knots gusting 20 along with 3 foot windwaves and a 4 foot swell. Outlook is for NW wind 5-10 knots, swells 4 feet on Thursday. Friday and Saturday we go back to a typical Summer scenario with N winds 20-25 knots and steep seas 5-7 feet.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, chance of showers, light breeze, surf 3-4 feet (low).
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07/22 Tue 10:46 AM 6.01 H
07/22 Tue 03:35 PM 3.24 L
07/22 Tue 09:50 PM 8.49 H
07/23 Wed 04:58 AM -0.14 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, light winds, rain, then clearing.