Monday, July 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: Full-on sunshine was the order of the day on Sunday; the mercury rose into the mid-60s range with Lincoln City over the top at 71F. Northwest winds blew 15-25 mph gusting near 30 from noon into the evening hours. A gust of 34 mph was recorded on the Yaquina Bay Bridge for the highest in the area. Skies were clear overnight though fog developed along the immediate coastline around 5:00am; lows dropped to about 50F. This morning, the fog lingered but there was lots of blue above and a light northwest wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 71F/54F/26mph
Depoe Bay: 64F/52F/24mph
Forecast: Get your rubber stamp out and imprint the rest of the days on the calendar this week with smiley-face suns. No serious changes are looming. Outlook from today through the coming weekend is patchy fog, mostly sunny days, partly cloudy nights/mornings, highs of 65-70F, lows of 50-55F, and northwest winds 15-20 mph gusting 25-30 in the afternoons and evenings with light breezes overnight.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-90F. Valley destinations will have sunshine with highs of 90-95F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny, chance of thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet.
Marine: It’s foggy just off the beach with light winds, but offshore a ways the NW breeze is 15-20 knots and seas are 5 feet at 7 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 16 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. We’re in a stable weather pattern with little variance predicted. Outlook for today through Friday is northerlies 15-20 knots gusting to 25-30 in the afternoons and evenings, windwaves 5 feet atop 4-5 foot swells, and fog in the mornings close to shore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, sunny, windy this afternoon, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* A reminder for people from the hot Valley coming to the coast to cool off; the ocean and area rivers are very cold and swimming in them can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/28 Mon 07:58 AM -0.29 L
07/28 Mon 02:34 PM 7.25 H
07/28 Mon 08:00 PM 2.58 L
07/29 Tue 01:52 AM 7.97 H
In Short: Mostly clear, patchy fog, breezy, then repeat.