Tuesday, August 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: Aided and abetted by a minor weather disturbance nosing in from northern California (which had been projected to stay south of Florence) our sunny skies were blotted out yesterday by upper level clouds after lunch. Northwest winds of 10-25 mph, cooler temperatures and overcast continued through the afternoon, into the evening and lasted overnight. Even a dram of drizzle was in the air during the early part of the evening. The mercury made it to the low-60s for highs, and dropped to the mid-50s for lows. This morning, the high clouds had exited the area and lower marine clouds were giving way to clearing skies. There was some patchy fog along the beach and the breeze was light out of the north.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 64F/57F
Depoe Bay: 61F/53F
Forecast: After being sidetracked briefly yesterday, it looks like we’re back in the groove. Partly to mostly sunny days, low clouds and patchy fog nights/mornings along with afternoon/evening northwest winds 15-25 mph are on tap for the next couple of days. There is again a chance of drizzle tonight and early tomorrow. The thermometer rises to highs of about 65F and slumps to 55F lows. Outlook is for slowly returning to typical Summer weather by the weekend with lots of sunshine, partly cloudy nights and blustery northwest winds. Highs of 65-70F, lows of 50-55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 75-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs near 85F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet.
Marine: The normal Summer pattern has been disrupted by a trough of low pressure, so winds are fairly light this morning, N 5-10 knots and seas are running 4-5 feet at 7 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. N winds 10-15 knots are expected today through Wednesday with isolated gusts of 20 knots in the afternoons and evenings, patchy fog and 3 foot windwaves on a 2 foot swell. Outlook is for a slow return to seasonal winds, northerly 15-25 knots with 4-5 foot chop from Thursday through Saturday.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, patchy fog, breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
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08/05 Tue 08:34 AM 5.44 H
08/05 Tue 01:19 PM 3.22 L
08/05 Tue 07:54 PM 8.32 H
08/06 Wed 03:11 AM 0.48 L
In Short: Partly cloudy, windy, patchy fog, drizzle, then clearing.