Tuesday, June 16th – Lincoln County
Summary: Mother Nature was apparently thinking outside the box yesterday as a weak marine weather system passed through. The sea breeze was much lighter and the Sun couldn’t buy a break. In the bargain, the wind never got much above 20 mph and the thermometer stayed in the 50s. No real changes were in evidence during the evening and overnight, either, as the cloud deck held fast and low temps dipped a smidge to around 50F. The situation looked much brighter by dawn with some blue patches developing and winds coming from the north at 5-10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 58F/54F
Depoe Bay: 53F/49F
Forecast: We should be back inside the box today as our familiar Summer pattern reemerges after yesterday’s minor glitch. Look for afternoon clearing, the mercury topping out at 55-60F and sea breezes ramping up to 10-20 mph gusting 30. Increasing clouds tonight, windy early and low temps around 50F. Mostly sunny skies are in the cards for tomorrow with lighter afternoon winds and a high of 60F. Outlook is for night/morning low clouds followed by afternoon sunshine through Monday; winds and thermometer readings should linger inside the seasonal box.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, becoming mostly sunny with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting gradual clearing, sunshine and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light west wind, temps 75-80F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is at 12,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are a bit daintier this morning, 10-15 knots, with seas 5 feet at 8 seconds. Northerlies 15 knots gusting 20 are expected today and windwaves 4-5 feet atop a 3 foot swell. Tonight, look for N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 along with mixed seas 5 feet at 6 seconds. A little lumpy tomorrow as 4 foot seas run at 4 seconds and N winds continue at 10-15 knots gusting 20. Outlook is for easing breeze and seas Thursday through Saturday, NW winds 10-15 knots and swells/windwaves down to 3-5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Becoming mostly sunny, breezy, surf 5 feet (low).
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06/16 Tue 06:57 AM -1.68 L
06/16 Tue 01:37 PM 7.10 H
06/16 Tue 06:43 PM 2.61 L
06/17 Wed 12:43 AM 9.18 H
In Short: Overcast, clearing, windy, then mixed skies.