Tuesday, June 30th – Lincoln County
Summary: Clouds and clearing took turns yesterday as the effects of a passing shortwave weather disturbance persisted. However, it was all over but the shoutin’ at 2:00pm when the wind direction abruptly switched from southwest to northwest and the Sun took command of the sky. The mercury quickly rose to the mid-60s. While high clouds from the minor system didn’t return, the northwest breeze conveyed low-level marine overcast and fog into area before midnight, which then continued overnight; lows were in the mid-50s. At dawn, the overcast was thinning, the fog slowly dissipating and the wind came out of the northwest at 5-10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 65F/58F
Depoe Bay: 62F/53F
Forecast: The Valley is heating up again to the mid-90s, but the only effect here will be increasing sea breezes in the afternoons and evenings. Our thermometer readings should remain seasonal all week with highs around 65F and lows of 50-55F. Possible night and morning low clouds, and maybe some patchy fog along the beaches, are expected to give way to mostly sunny days with blustery northwest winds right on through the holiday. Outlook is for no change in this static seasonal scenario for the foreseeable future.
4th of July Weekend… Sunny, moderate breeze, high 65F, low 50-55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, sunny with 75-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 85-95F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, northwest winds gusting 25 mph, temps around 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 60-65F; sunny, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.
Marine: Seas are down to a little under 3 feet at 8 seconds this morning and the breeze is NNE 5-10 knots. But, a Small Craft Advisory for winds kicks in at 11:00am today and runs through tomorrow afternoon. Expect N wind increasing to 15-20 knots gusting 25-30 through Wednesday with steep windwaves 4-6 feet. Outlook is for the same pattern through Saturday, but with swells slowly building to as high as 10 feet by the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog/clouds, sun, breezy, surf 3-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/30 Tue 05:58 AM -0.78 L
06/30 Tue 12:38 PM 6.45 H
06/30 Tue 05:30 PM 2.98 L
06/30 Tue 11:36 PM 9.04 H
In Short: Mixed sky, windy, then partly cloudy nights, sunny days and breezy.