Saturday, July 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: The Sun employed all of its Summer prowess yesterday to punch a couple of holes in the overcast, but they were short-lived. Because the longest stretch of clearing came in the afternoon from about 2:00-5:00pm, the thermometer was still able to ascend into the upper-60s; Yachats had the local high at 68F. The anomalous (for this time of year) southwest wind remained below 20 mph. Marine overcast filled back in by early evening and was entrenched overnight allowing low temps to remain elevated, near 60F. At dawn, it was warm, gray and calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 67F/60F
Depoe Bay: 66F/59F
Forecast: A moist low pressure system is sliding up from the southwest this morning and showers are visible on the radar. That said, the chance of those wet modules coming ashore is somewhere between 20% and 40% depending on which computer or meteorologist you believe. So, we’ll just look for a glancing blow from this weather system, maybe delivering a couple of showers today with mostly cloudy skies and moderate southwest winds for the Newport and Waldport Farmers Markets. The temperature isn’t going to change much, as our high this afternoon will closely resemble our morning low of 60F. Overcast with a slight chance of showers loiters in the area until Monday. Outlook is for clearing and blustery northwest sea breezes back in the picture Tuesday through Friday with seasonal temperatures of 55-65F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, cloudy, chance of showers with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting possible showers, mostly cloudy and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for cloudy skies, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; mostly cloudy, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is 10,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is isolated showers and intermittent wet roads through Sunday in all of Northwest Oregon.
NOTE: Beginning Sunday night and continuing through Thursday night, flaggers will control single-lane travel across the Yaquina Bay Bridge in alternating directions between the hours of 8:00pm and 5:30am. Expect delays of no longer than 20 minutes. ODOT crews are replacing two bridge joints, which should result in a quieter and smoother ride. The project is scheduled for completion on Friday morning, July 17th.
Marine: Winds are light SE nearshore, then S 10 knots at 10 miles out, and S 10-15 knots at the Rockpile this morning with swells 3 feet at 17 seconds and 2 foot windwaves. The breeze veers to SW 10-15 knots gusting 20 today and mixed swells/windwaves of 3 feet. Tonight and tomorrow, SW winds 5-10 knots with swells 3 feet. Outlook is for light southerlies Monday, followed by a return to Summer northerlies 10-20 knots Tuesday and Wednesday with mixed seas 3-5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Cloudy, chance of showers, breezy, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/11 Sat 09:48 AM 5.94 H
07/11 Sat 02:50 PM 2.58 L
07/11 Sat 09:18 PM 8.98 H
07/12 Sun 04:23 AM -0.37 L
In Short: Overcast, possible showers, moderate winds, then clearing and windy.