Wednesday, June 10th – Lincoln County
Summary: Once again, the afternoon sea breeze was the chief element in yesterday’s weather with gusts 30-40 mph. The sky wasn’t quite as bright as previous days due to a layer of high altitude haze, but we’ll still count it as mostly sunny. The mercury peaked around 60F. Just after sunset, low level marine clouds began filling-in overhead lasting all night. Low temps dipped to about 50F. At dawn, mostly cloudy skies persisted, it was foggy/hazy along the beach and a northerly wind was blowing at 5-10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 61F/54F/40mph
Depoe Bay: 60F/51F/35mph
Regional Heat Wave Summary…
* Earliest four-day stretch of 90F or warmer in Salem in last ~120 years.
* Earliest four-day stretch of 90F or warmer in Eugene in last ~120 years.
* Only the fourth time PDX Airport has had three or more consecutive days of 90F or warmer this early in the season in last ~75 years.
Forecast: Minor fluctuations in the fair-weather pattern are on tap, but there’s nothing to write home about so put your pen down. Atmospheric reshuffling will bring some thicker night/morning low clouds for the next few days, but mostly sunny skies should still rule the afternoons. Northwest sea breezes are projected to continue flaring-up by lunchtime each day to 20-30 mph gusting as high as 40, and then subsiding commensurate with sunset. Thermometer readings should remain seasonal with 60F highs and 50F lows throughout the weekend and into early next week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, becoming mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, southwest winds gusting 20 mph, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; sunny, breezy, the free air freezing level is at 14,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are northerly 5-15 knots this morning and seas are still rough offshore, 8 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through tomorrow afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through late tonight. Expect N winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with 6-7 foot seas at 7-8 seconds through Sunday. 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, breezy, surf 6-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/10 Wed 07:10 AM 6.14 H
06/10 Wed 01:15 PM 0.75 L
06/10 Wed 08:03 PM 8.20 H
06/11 Thu 02:36 AM 1.09 L
In Short: Morning fog/low clouds, afternoon clearing, windy, then repeat.