Thursday, June 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: The sea breeze kicked-up earlier and persisted longer yesterday, but it wasn’t quite as strong with peak gusts ‘only’ 25-30 mph. Low clouds, fog and haze evaporated by mid-morning and the northwest wind was already blowing 15-20 mph. The thermometer rose to around 60F. Skies were mainly clear throughout the day, during the evening and most of the night; lows dipped to 50F. The marine cloud layer didn’t develop until after daybreak this morning, blotting out the Sun; winds were 10-15 mph out of the north.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 64F/54F/31mph
Depoe Bay: 58F/52F/26mph
Forecast: We’re looking at possibly kinder and gentler conditions today with gradual clearing, the sea breeze wafting along at just 15-20 mph gusting 25 and the mercury rising to about 60F. The marine cloud deck is expected to reform tonight with lows near 50F. Tomorrow is shaping up to be less gentle as the afternoon/evening nor’westers ramp-up again to 25-30 mph with higher gusts, skies turn mostly sunny after morning clouds and highs reach 60F. Outlook is for little change in the current pattern through Wednesday with some cloudiness nights/mornings, sunshine later in the day, strong sea breezes and kinder afternoon temperatures, maybe reaching 65F.
Newport Celtic Festival… Morning clouds, afternoon sunshine, windy.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps 75-80F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; sunny, the free air freezing level is at 13,000 feet.
Marine: N winds are 10-15 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 8 seconds. Conditions will be snotty during the first day of the current halibut opener with Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas in effect through late this evening. Expect N winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with steep 7-8 windwaves at 7-8 seconds through tomorrow, easing slightly Saturday and Sunday. The strongest breeze and roughest seas will occur in the afternoons and evenings. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Low clouds early, sunny later, breezy, surf 5-6 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/11 Thu 08:33 AM 5.96 H
06/11 Thu 02:14 PM 1.29 L
06/11 Thu 08:53 PM 8.59 H
06/12 Fri 03:39 AM 0.27 L
In Short: Morning fog/low clouds, afternoon clearing, windy, then repeat.