Monday, June 8th – Lincoln County
Summary: Our high temperatures yesterday were a full 30F below the Valley where mercury readings soared into the low-90s. Overnight, Portland’s low of 61F equaled Monday’s high in Newport. The morning fog and low clouds were breaking up nicely by mid-morning east of Highway 101, but hazy and foggy conditions persisted on the west side over the beaches and headlands. The sea breeze was up and running at full strength by noon though it was slightly lighter than Saturday; yesterday’s gusts didn’t quite reach 40 mph. The marine clouds returned after sunset and were still around this morning with light fog and no wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 63F/52F/37mph
Depoe Bay: 60F/50F/27mph
Forecast: If you’re a betting person, take the thirty-point spread again today as Central Coast thermometers should peak about 30F cooler than the Valley. Look for a high today of 60-65F, mostly sunny skies except for the beaches and headlands, and blustery nor’westers from noon to sunset. Lighter winds and mostly cloudy overnight with a low of 45-50F. Morning clouds and fog give way to sunshine again tomorrow, highs around 60F and northwest sea breezes 20-30 mph gusting 35. Outlook is for little change in the current pattern Wednesday through the weekend.
Travel: The Heat Advisory remains in effect until 11:00pm tonight for the Willamette Valley. Highs in the lower to middle 90s are expected again today. The hottest part of the day will be between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. Temperatures will be slow to cool off at night, with lows remaining above 60F in some areas (last night, Portland tied its record warm minimum of 61F set in 1948).
In the Coast Range today, sunny with 85-95F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 90-95F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west wind, temps near 95F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 55-65F; sunny, the free air freezing level is at 15,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze nearshore is northerly 10 knots this morning, but blowing N 25-30 knots offshore at Stonewall Bank with rough seas 8 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds and hazardous seas remains in effect through tomorrow tonight. Expect N winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with steep and square 7-8 foot seas at 7-8 seconds through Friday. The strongest winds will occur in the afternoons and evenings. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Foggy/hazy, partly sunny, very breezy, surf 6-7 feet (moderate).
* 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.
06/08 Mon 11:23 AM -0.42 L
06/08 Mon 06:19 PM 7.50 H
06/09 Tue 12:11 AM 2.38 L
06/09 Tue 05:50 AM 6.61 H
In Short: Morning fog/low clouds, afternoon clearing, windy, ad infinitum.