Sunday, July 27th – Lincoln County
Summary: If you didn’t mind your hat flying off in the breeze, yesterday was a good time to participate in outdoor activities. The northwest winds sprang up around noon and blew fairly strong until just before sunset at 15-25 mph gusting 30; Waldport recorded the highest gust, 32 mph. Profuse sunshine, no precipitation and highs in the mid- to upper-60s kept conditions pleasant. The wind declined rapidly in the late evening and it was calm by midnight. Overnight, clear skies prevailed with a bit of fog developing along the beach just before sunrise. This morning, it was partly cloudy, the fog was dissipating and winds were light out of the northeast.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 69F/54F/31mph
Depoe Bay: 65F/53F/25mph
Forecast: Our dreamy midsummer weather has taken a few days to arouse after the wet period last week, but it’s fully awake now. Expect mostly sunny skies today for the Toledo Summer Festival and Whale Watch Weekend at Boiler Bay, highs of 65-70F and northwest winds of 20-25 mph gusting to 30 or higher this afternoon and evening. Winds ease overnight, low temps fall to 50-55F and patchy fog develops. Tomorrow looks like a sleepy echo with mostly sunny skies, highs in the mid-60s and northwest winds a tad lighter than today. Outlook is for continued sunny days, partly cloudy nights, patchy fog, the mercury rising to 65-70F and dropping to 50-55F with varying strengths of northwest wind through the week and into next weekend.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-90F. Valley destinations will have sunshine with highs around 90F. For the Cascades, sunny, chance of thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for warm temperatures near 90F away from the coast, mostly clear skies and dry pavement, except for the Cascades where a chance of thunderstorms remains in tonight’s forecast.
Marine: Winds are light and there’s patchy fog near shore this morning, but the breeze is N 15-20 knots at Stonewall Bank with choppy 5 foot seas. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Like yesterday, today is get out, get your limit, and get back inside the jaws by early afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through late tonight, and a Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in force from this afternoon through late tonight. N winds 15-20 knots gusting 30 by this afternoon and windwaves building to 5-7 feet. Tonight, continued northerlies 20-25 knots with gusts to 30 and a lumpy 6 foot chop. The breeze eases a little tomorrow to 15-20 knots gusting 25 with 5 foot windwaves. Outlook is for N winds 20-25 knots and rough short-period seas 5-7 feet through Thursday.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, sunny, windy this afternoon, 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.
07/27 Sun 07:27 AM -0.44 L
07/27 Sun 02:04 PM 7.12 H
07/27 Sun 07:22 PM 2.72 L
07/28 Mon 01:16 AM 8.24 H
In Short: Mostly clear, patchy fog, breezy, then repeat.