Sunday, July 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: It just doesn’t get much better than yesterday. 4th of July weather was absolutely ideal for the parades, fireworks, barbecues, beach walks and other activities. Lincoln City led the way recording 71F for the area’s high temperature, Depoe Bay was coolest at 61F. What little sea breeze there was wafted under 15 mph and skies were mostly sunny. The marine clouds and patchy fog again held off until after the pyrotechnics but filled in substantially from midnight until dawn. This morning, it was still mostly cloudy and winds were light from the southwest.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 71F/57F
Depoe Bay: 61F/51F
Regional Record Highs Yesterday…
Vancouver: 95F, previous 92F in 2000
Salem: 97F, previous 95F in 1958
Forecast: Inland residents will have a rude awakening this evening when they head back home to the blast furnace on the other side of the Coast Range where temps will be in the 90s. Here on the Central Coast, visitors will get another day of cool weather as the thermometer stops at 60-65F with a mixed sky and light winds. Patchy fog develops tonight and lows dip to 50F or so. Tomorrow, expect mostly sunny skies after morning fog and low clouds, temps around 60F and a meager southwest breeze. Outlook is for partly to mostly sunny days, mainly cloudy nights with patchy fog, light winds and average temperatures through Saturday.
Travel: A Heat Advisory remains in effect until 6:00pm Sunday for the Coast Range, but has been extended to midnight Wednesday for the Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge and Cascade foothills. High temperatures generally in the 90s are expected with lows near 60F, though urban areas may not fall below 70F at night. Temperatures should drop to the 80s in the Coast Range tomorrow, but rise well into the 90s again Tuesday and Wednesday.
In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 85-95F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 95-100F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west winds, temps near 100F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are around 60F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet. Outlook for holiday weekend travelers is dry roads and hot weather through tonight.
Marine: The timing is perfect for holiday weekend fishermen as fairly benign conditions continue this morning with light southerlies 5 knots and seas 6 feet at 9 seconds. SW winds 5-10 knots are expected today, tonight and tomorrow, possibly a few gusts to 15 out past 10 miles, and swells 6 feet at 9 seconds slowly subsiding to 4 feet. Outlook is for variable westerlies 5-10 knots and swells 4-5 feet Tuesday through Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, partly sunny, light breeze, surf 5 feet (low).
* Inland residents visiting the Central Coast to escape the heat wave should remember that the ocean is extremely cold (55F); swimming in it can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
07/05 Sun 09:25 AM -1.27 L
07/05 Sun 04:08 PM 7.88 H
07/05 Sun 09:43 PM 2.23 L
07/06 Mon 03:33 AM 8.10 H
In Short: Fog/clouds early, clearing, light wind, then partly cloudy and seasonal.