Saturday, June 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: “So, what’s it like over there?” A question many of us were probably asked yesterday when relatives or friends called from the sweltering Valley where temps hit about 90F. “Well,” you replied sheepishly, “it’s kinda foggy at the beach, cool and the nor’westers are howlin’.” Central Coast thermometer readings were at or even below 60F and the sea breeze really ramped-up with gusts closing in on 40 mph. Sky cover varied with location as beaches and headlands were socked in by fog much of the day but it was mostly sunny from 101 east. There was some clearing in the evening, followed by low marine clouds and fog developing again after midnight; low temps dipped to about 50F. At dawn, the beach was still shrouded in thick fog albeit skies were turning blue inland and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 62F/52F/37mph
Depoe Bay: 61F/49F/26mph
Forecast: It looks like mainly sunny skies for Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend beginning today, including angling at our local reservoirs. No license, no worries, for fishing, clamming and crabbing. There is a caveat, however, for crabbers and clammers who will be facing fog and some serious wind, and for offshore ocean fishermen where very rough conditions exist. High temps this afternoon around 65F with sea breezes 20-30 mph. The wind falls light tonight, marine clouds return and lows slip to 55F. Tomorrow, expect clouds early followed by gradual clearing, warmer with the mercury rising to 65-70F, and the usual afternoon sea breeze. Outlook is for little change Monday and Tuesday, cooler with more cloudiness Wednesday, then partly sunny Thursday and Friday.
Travel: The Special Weather Statement remains in effect for the hottest weather so far this year expected today and tomorrow in Northwest Oregon, except along the immediate coastline. In the Coast Range today, sunny with 80-90F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west wind, temps 90-95F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-55F; sunny, the free air freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is hot weather and dry roads through tomorrow night.
Marine: It is Rough with a capital R offshore this morning where the N wind is blowing 25-30 knots and seas are square 7 footers at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through late Sunday night. A Small Craft Advisory is also in effect for hazardous seas through late Sunday night. Expect N winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with steep 6-8 foot seas at 7 seconds all weekend and on through Wednesday. The highest winds will occur in the afternoons and evenings. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog early, partly sunny, very breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* A reminder for Valley visitors coming to the beach to cool off: the ocean is very cold and swimming in it can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning. You should also be aware of strong rip currents which are extremely dangerous and have the ability to rapidly pull you out to deep water. For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/06 Sat 09:45 AM -1.28 L
06/06 Sat 04:37 PM 7.11 H
06/06 Sat 09:54 PM 2.84 L
06/07 Sun 03:40 AM 7.85 H
In Short: Fog/low clouds, clearing, windy, then repeat.