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Weather or Not: The Dynamic Duo

Chris Burns Weather

Saturday, June 13th – Lincoln County

Summary: Prognostications for wind gusts to 40 mph came to fruition yesterday, especially on the beaches and headlands. Our community reporting stations, all located slightly inland, also received their fair share of the howlin’ nor’westers. Albeit an outlier, Waldport recorded a gust of 47 mph late in the afternoon for the highest blast locally. Sunshine ruled the day with the thermometer nudging up to near 60F. After sunset, the celestial duo Venus and Jupiter made a brilliant appearance stage-west. It’s somewhat rare to see the two brightest planets so close together. The sea breeze held on until well into the evening and lows fell to about 50F overnight. At dawn, except for some haze along the beach, skies were clear and the northwest wind was blowing 5-10 mph.

Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 62F/53F/39mph
Depoe Bay: 59F/50F/32mph
Newport: 59F/48F/38mph
Waldport: 58F/47F/47mph
Yachats: 59F/48F/36mph

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Forecast: The wind may be down a couple of notches today, but you still might want to wear a light jacket along with your kilt for today’s activities at the Newport Celtic Festival. The mercury is expected to halt around 60F under abundant sunshine. WON SUN-WINDTonight, you’ll have another chance to see the dynamic duo, Venus and Jupiter, amid partly cloudy skies and lows of 45-50F. Look for lotsa Sol-shine and breezy conditions again tomorrow with a seasonal high of 60F (average temperatures for the Central Coast in mid-June are high 59F, low 50F). Outlook is for a change to lighter winds and increasing clouds as the workweek progresses, though it doesn’t look like any precipitation on tap.

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Travel: In the Coast Range today, sunny with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps around 75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are about 40F; sunny, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads in all of Northwest Oregon through Sunday night.

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Marine: The persistent strong N winds have driven seas up to 9 feet at 7-11 seconds this morning; the breeze is WON SCAalready blowing N 10-20 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through this evening. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through late tonight. Northerlies rise to 20-25 knots gusting 30 this afternoon lasting until well after sunset with steep seas 8 feet at 7 seconds. The breeze eases a little to N 15-20 knots from midnight tonight through tomorrow afternoon when it returns full force at N 20-25 knots gusting 30; lumpy seas 7 feet at 8 seconds. Outlook is for conditions to subside slightly on Monday with N winds 15-20 knots gusting 25 but square seas still 7 feet at 7 seconds. Tuesday, northerlies 15-20 knots, seas 6 feet. By Wednesday, the breeze drops to N 10-15 knots and seas fall to about 5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.

On the Beach… Mainly sunny, very breezy, surf 8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
* Tides
06/13 Sat 10:58 AM 6.33 H
06/13 Sat 04:10 PM 2.08 L
06/13 Sat 10:29 PM 9.22 H
06/14 Sun 05:26 AM -1.10 L

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In Short: Mostly clear, quite windy, then mixed sky and calmer.

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