Wednesday, August 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: One lingering effect from Monday’s minor weather disturbance was that it nearly shut down the northwest winds yesterday. Oh, they still came up, but lighter than usual at 10-15 mph gusting to around 20. The mercury climbed mainly into the 60s; Lincoln City hit 70F. Morning clouds gave way to afternoon sunshine and no precipitation was recorded. Marine clouds began filling in after dinner and it was overcast through the night. This morning, low level clouds covered the sky, it was calm and temps were relatively warm, mostly in the mid-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 70F/61F
Depoe Bay: 65F/54F
Forecast: Our standard Summertime weather configuration continues to rebuild. For today’s clamming clinic in Lincoln City and the Waldport Wednesday Market, skies should become mostly sunny with highs around 65F and northwest winds increasing to 10-15 mph gusting 25 or so. Patchy fog, a chance of drizzle and mostly cloudy skies are anticipated overnight with lows of 50-55F. Tomorrow, sunny after morning clouds, highs in the 60s and northwest winds 10-15 mph with higher gusts. Outlook is for cloudy nights/mornings, sunny afternoons and northwest winds 15-25 mph. The thermometer rises daily to 65-70F and drops to 50-55F at night.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 75-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet.
Marine: You could darned near paddle out to the Rockpile in a canoe this morning. Conditions offshore are extremely light; it’s dead calm and the seas are rounded 3 footers at 9 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today, tonight and tomorrow, expect northerly winds 5-15 knots gusting 20 afternoons/evenings with windwaves 3-4 feet. So, you better be paddlin’ for the jetty jaws by noon. Outlook is for similar weather through Friday, but a return to stronger northerlies 20-25 knots and choppy 5 foot seas by the weekend.
On the Beach… Becoming mostly sunny, patchy fog, breezy, surf 2 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/06 Wed 09:48 AM 5.79 H
08/06 Wed 02:31 PM 3.30 L
08/06 Wed 08:55 PM 8.71 H
08/07 Thu 04:07 AM -0.19 L
In Short: Clouds and clearing, windy, patchy fog, then reprise.