Sunday, July 12th – Lincoln County
Summary: You had to run around to get wet during yesterday’s light rain showers. Officially, the precipitation was recorded as a ‘trace.’ Skies remained overcast all day, winds were moderate southerly producing a few gusts to 25 mph, and high temperatures didn’t change much from the morning lows. The breeze eased during the evening and fell calm by midnight; low clouds veiled the sky until around 4:00am when a few sucker holes appeared. At dawn, it was still mostly cloudy and warm with a hint of east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 64F/60F
Depoe Bay: 62F/59F
Forecast: The trough of low pressure feeding our current weather regime is still in place today, so for the Lincoln City and Yachats Farmers Markets, expect clouds, sunbreaks, a chance of showers, light southerly winds and middling temperatures in the low-60s. Until the trough is empty, isolated showers and mostly cloudy skies are projected to continue; tonight and tomorrow look for little alteration in conditions with a low of 55F and a high of 60F. Outlook is for a gradual transformation back to Summer weather starting on Tuesday followed by mostly sunny days, partly cloudy nights, stiff afternoon/evening sea breezes and seasonal temperatures Wednesday through Saturday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly cloudy, isolated showers with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting overcast, scattered showers and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mainly cloudy skies, a few showers, light west wind, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; mostly cloudy, showers, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is scattered showers and intermittent wet roads through tonight in all of Northwest Oregon.
NOTE: Beginning tonight 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: The breeze is light southerly 5-10 knots this morning with seas 2-3 feet at 17 seconds. S wind 10 knots gusting 15 is expected today and swells 3 feet at 15 seconds, fading to 2 feet this afternoon. Tonight, SW winds 5-10 knots, swells 3 feet. A slow change back to typical Summer weather begins tomorrow as the breeze goes NW 5-10 knots with 2 foot swells. Outlook is for northerlies rising to 10-20 knots, along with mixed swells/windwaves 4 feet, Tuesday through Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Cloudy, sunbreaks, chance of showers, 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.
07/12 Sun 10:56 AM 6.24 H
07/12 Sun 03:53 PM 2.82 L
07/12 Sun 10:10 PM 9.10 H
07/13 Mon 05:14 AM -0.78 L
In Short: Partial clearing, possible showers, then sunny and windy.