Thursday, June 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: Summer’s on a roll with lotsa sunshine, no precipitation and light sea breezes, at least so far. The mercury climbed into the mid-to-upper-60s yesterday and northwest winds were mainly in the teens with Lincoln City recording one gust of 20 mph for the highest locally. The breeze fell dead calm by sunset with starshine then reigning throughout the evening and overnight; temps dipped a smidge into the low-50s. At daybreak there was nothing but blue and a whisper of wind out of the northeast.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/56F
Depoe Bay: 63F/52F
Forecast: While the Valley preps for the hottest weather of the year as the thermometer heads for 90F today and flirts with the century mark by Saturday, the Central Coast will be basking in comparatively cool sunshine. Our temps will probably not pass 70F by much, if at all. The afternoon sea breeze is expected to hold the line at 20 mph or so today. Some patchy fog may develop tonight with lows near 55F. Mostly sunny skies and 65-70F is the projection for tomorrow. Outlook is for mostly clear skies Saturday through Wednesday with 65-70F highs, 50-55F lows and afternoon nor’westers gusting 20-30 mph. The only caveat is a chance of thunderstorms Saturday night through Sunday night.
Travel: An Excessive Heat Watch and a Fire Weather Watch are in effect from noon tomorrow through 5:00am Sunday for all of Northwest Oregon except the immediate coastline. We should anticipate increased traffic on all coastal highways over the weekend as Valley residents escape the heat.
In the Coast Range today, sunny with 80-90F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west wind, temps around 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; sunny, the free air freezing level is 16,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are next to nothin’ this morning, NE below 10 knots, with seas 4 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds kicks in this afternoon as northerlies rise to 10-15 knots gusting 20-25 with windwaves building to 2-3 feet on the 4 foot swell. Tonight, N winds 15-20 knots gusting 25, easing to 10-15 knots after midnight, swells 5 feet. The strongest breeze over the next few days is expected tomorrow as N winds increase to 20-25 knots gusting 30 by evening along with sloppy 6 foot swells at 8 seconds. Outlook is for N winds fading to 5-15 knots Saturday, a SW breeze 5-10 knots Sunday, and then back to northerlies 10-20 knots Monday into the workweek. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/25 Thu 07:42 AM 5.11 H
06/25 Thu 01:17 PM 2.13 L
06/25 Thu 08:07 PM 7.44 H
06/26 Fri 03:01 AM 1.65 L
In Short: Mainly clear, windy at times, then a little warmer.