Monday, June 15th – Lincoln County
Summary: The Stars & Stripes waved bravely in the Flag Day sea breeze, albeit gusts were down a little yesterday with only Lincoln City and Newport topping 30 mph. The daylight hours provided a sky sandwich as sunshine alternated with low clouds. The mercury ranged from 55-60F. Then solid overcast filled in during the evening and lasted through the night with lows around 50F. At dawn, the cloud cover persisted, it was foggy along the beaches and headlands, and north winds were blowing 10-20 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 61F/52F/35mph
Depoe Bay: 57F/50F/25mph
Forecast: A real Dagwood sandwich is on our plate again today with an abundance of layers. Clouds, sun, fog, haze and wind will supply the stack of fixin’s, piled high. And it won’t be very warm as the thermometer reaches 55-60F. Mostly cloudy skies are predicted for tonight, low about 50F. Maybe a little more sunshine tomorrow, though still breezy and cool. Outlook is for us to be in the kitchen for the rest of the workweek building Dagwoods daily through Friday, but by the weekend we should be sunny-side up.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, becoming mostly sunny with 70-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light northeast wind, temps 85-90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures range from 45F at Willamette Pass to 65F at Government Camp; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet.
Marine: While seas are expected to moderate this week, they’re still steep and square this morning, 7 feet at 7 seconds, and winds are N 15-20 knots. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect beyond 10 miles from shore through this evening. Look for northerlies 20-25 knots (gusting 30 well offshore) today with seas 6 feet at 7 seconds. Tonight, winds ease to N 10-15 knots gusting 20 and lumpy seas persist at 6 feet. The N wind continues tomorrow, 10-15 knots gusting 20, with swells falling to 4 feet. Outlook is for N winds to remain about 10-15 knots gusting 20 but seas falling to 2-3 feet Wednesday through Friday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, clouds, sun, breezy, surf 6 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/15 Mon 12:50 PM 6.91 H
06/15 Mon 05:54 PM 2.49 L
06/15 Mon 11:59 PM 9.35 H
06/16 Tue 06:57 AM -1.68 L
In Short: Cloudy early, partial clearing, windy, then mixed skies.