Monday, June 29th – Lincoln County
Summary: The first recordable precipitation in quite a while was logged yesterday morning, mainly through the middle section of our area. The drizzle and light rain was over by mid-morning with clearing skies taking command of the situation until evening when the overcast made a comeback. Thermometer readings for the day topped out around 60F and the southerly breeze peaked below 20 mph. It was cloudy and foggy overnight; temps only dropped a few degrees and it was mainly calm. At daybreak, the fog and low clouds hung on with a skimpy southwest wind blowing.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 63F/55F/<0.01” Depoe Bay: 58F/51F/0.01” Newport: 63F/52F/0.01” Waldport: 59F/53F/0.01” Yachats: 59F/53F/<0.01” [caption id="attachment_133136" align="aligncenter" width="975"] Click ad for details[/caption]
Forecast: Today will be a transition period before we again roll out those lazy-hazy-crazy days of Summer. The clouds should be clearing later with sunshine claiming some territory, highs near 60F and light west winds veering to northwest. Tonight, the low clouds return and temps dip to 50-55F. Mostly sunny skies are expected tomorrow, a little warmer as the mercury climbs to 65F, and northwest winds build to 20-25 mph. Outlook is for sunny days, clear nights, patchy beach fog, afternoon/evening sea breezes and seasonal temperatures Wednesday through Friday.
4th of July Weekend… Sunny, breezy, highs 65-70F, lows 50-55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, a slight chance of thunderstorms, west winds gusting 15 mph, temps around 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 60-65F; partly cloudy, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are southerly 5-10 knots with seas 3 feet at 8 seconds this morning; thunderstorms have been occurring out past 30 miles from shore. A light SW breeze is expected today and seas should remain around 3 feet at 8-9 seconds. The switch back to a Summer pattern of nor’westers begins tonight, 10-15 knots gusting 20, with 2-3 foot chop. Tomorrow, N winds rising to 20-25 knots by afternoon, lumpy seas 4 feet. Outlook is for northerlies 15-25 knots gusting 30 in the afternoons and evenings Wednesday through Friday, windwaves 3-5 feet and swells building to 6-7 feet at 8-9 seconds. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog/clouds, sun, rising breeze, surf 3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/29 Mon 11:54 AM 6.07 H
06/29 Mon 04:43 PM 3.03 L
06/29 Mon 10:54 PM 8.74 H
06/30 Tue 05:58 AM -0.78 L
In Short: Mixed sky, moderate winds, then clearing and breezy.