Tuesday, July 14th – Lincoln County
Summary: High temperatures were indeed Summerlike yesterday even though we only had clear skies on and off during the afternoon and evening hours. Lincoln City passed the 70F mark for the warmest locally. The wind returned from the northwest also, but not quite at typical speeds for this time of year. The sunset was picture postcard perfect and only scattered clouds obscured the stars overnight; low temps were mainly in the upper-50s. Day broke bright and blue this morning and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 71F/59F
Depoe Bay: 66F/58F
Forecast: We’re back in the saddle again for the next several days with classic Summer conditions expected. Mostly sunny today, highs near 65F and nor’westers 10-20 mph gusting 25. Tonight, some marine clouds are expected to form with low temps around 55F. Sunshine returns tomorrow generating afternoon sea breezes and mercury readings in the mid-60s. So, saddle-up for Summer as the long-term outlook calls for partly to mostly clear skies, high temps 65-70F, lows of 55F and afternoon/evening northwest winds galloping along at 25-30 mph Thursday through Monday. Thermometers could possibly trot past 70F on Saturday and Sunday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light west wind, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there’s dry pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 50F; partly cloudy, a chance of showers, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
NOTE: Tonight through Thursday night, flaggers will control single-lane travel on Highway 101 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 as ODOT crews replace two bridge joints.
Marine: Conditions have changed overnight to a Summer pattern with northerlies already blowing 15-20 knots offshore this morning and seas have risen to 6 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from noon today through late tonight. N winds 15-20 knots gusting 25 by this afternoon and lasting into this evening; mixed swells/windwaves 4-6 feet. Tomorrow, the breeze eases a little to N 10-15 knots gusting 20 and seas 4 feet. Outlook is for mainly northerlies 15-25 knots Thursday through Saturday with seas building from 4 to 8 feet by the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/14 Tue 12:40 PM 6.88 H
07/14 Tue 05:42 PM 2.88 L
07/14 Tue 11:45 PM 9.11 H
07/15 Wed 06:42 AM -1.14 L
In Short: Partly cloudy, windy, then mainly clear with sea breezes.