Friday, July 24th – Lincoln County
Summary: Talk on the street was that yesterday would have been a 10 if it were not for the scattered clouds early in the day; so, let’s give it a good solid 9. There was plentiful sunshine, the northwest wind couldn’t find 20 mph with both hands and the mercury rose mainly into the upper-60s with Lincoln City scoring a 72F. What breeze there was was gone by sunset, skies remained clear overnight and lows dipped to the low-50s. At daybreak, lots of blue above, a few clouds lurked offshore and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 72F/56F
Depoe Bay: 65F/53F
Forecast: This should be a decent day for the kickoff of the Toledo Summer Festival with sunshine until afternoon, light southerly winds and high temperatures headed for the mid-60s. If we want to rate today, however, it looks like we’ll drop from a 9 to a 5 later as increasing clouds and moisture are expected. Tonight, there’s a 50-50 chance of some showers moving in with a low around 55F. More showers are possible tomorrow under mostly cloudy skies, a light breeze veers from west to northwest and temps top in the low-60s. Outlook is for another good chance of showers on Sunday, and then back to a Summer regime of mainly clear with seasonal thermometer readings and stiff afternoon/evening sea breezes Monday through Thursday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting mainly sunshine and a high of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light southwest winds, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-55F; partly cloudy, the free air freezing level is 13,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is occasional wet roads through Sunday night.
Marine: Breeze and seas are light this morning with variable winds 5 knots and swells 4 feet at 8 seconds. A front is approaching and the wind is expected to back to the SW 5 knots gusting 15 today and swells build to 5 feet at 10 seconds. Tonight, W wind 5-10 knots veering to NW, swells 5 feet at 11 seconds. Light westerlies 5-10 knots tomorrow with swells building to 6 feet. Outlook is for SW wind on Sunday, 5-10 knots, then back to a Summer pattern of N winds 15-25 knots Monday and Tuesday; swells 3-4 feet through the extended period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, surf 3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/24 Fri 06:57 AM 5.25 H
07/24 Fri 12:18 PM 2.62 L
07/24 Fri 07:07 PM 7.56 H
07/25 Sat 02:10 AM 1.72 L
In Short: Mixed sky, light winds, then mostly cloudy with light rain/showers.