Sunday, June 14th – Lincoln County
Summary: As expected, the sea breeze was lighter by a notch or two yesterday with peak gusts in the mid-30s. But that didn’t really help the mercury much as high temps, Lincoln City notwithstanding, were held below 60F. Sunshine reigned all day, even along the beaches. The sunset was simply gorgeous, after which it looked like you could reach up and touch Venus and Jupiter in the evening sky (by the way, Venus is the larger one on the right). The wind, which had begun early yesterday morning, was gone by midnight, and coupled with clear skies overnight allowed the low in Newport to drop to 39F. At daybreak, there was fog along the beaches, sunshine inland and not a breath of wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 64F/50F/35mph
Depoe Bay: 58F/48F/27mph
Forecast: On this Flag Day, Old Glory will be flappin’ in the breeze as another round of stiff nor’westers arises by this afternoon. Peak gusts today will probably be in the 30s again along with abundant sunshine and highs near 60F. Increasing clouds are projected for tonight; lows around 50F. Tomorrow could be mostly cloudy as a small disturbance passes through. The net effect of which will be lighter winds. Outlook is for mixed skies, moderate sea breezes and seasonal temperatures through the week ahead.
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, light east wind, temps around 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-55F; sunny, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads in all of Northwest Oregon through tonight.
Marine: It’s still rough offshore this morning with seas 8 feet at 9 seconds and N winds 20-25 knots. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through late this evening. Expect persistent northerlies 20-25 knots today with steep seas 7-8 feet at 7-8 seconds. Winds easing to N 15-20 knots from midnight tonight through tomorrow with seas 6-7 feet. Outlook is for conditions to subside even more on Tuesday as N winds drop to 10-15 knots gusting 20 and seas fall to 4-5 feet. Wednesday and Thursday, northerlies 5-15 knots, swells down to 1 foot with windwaves 2-4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly sunny, very 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.
06/14 Sun 11:57 AM 6.65 H
06/14 Sun 05:04 PM 2.33 L
06/14 Sun 11:15 PM 9.36 H
06/15 Mon 06:13 AM -1.50 L
In Short: Mostly clear, quite windy, then some clouds and calmer.