Saturday, July 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: The predicted rain showers arrived early this morning after we pulled a rabbit out of our hat yesterday. The arrival of an anticipated wet weather system and its associated cloud cover was waylaid north of us so we had sunny and warm conditions again on Friday with very little wind, nothing over 10 mph. The mercury climbed into the upper-60s and low-70s; Yachats and Lincoln City shared the honors with 73F. We started seeing the clouds advance around sunset and they filled-in shortly after dark. Overnight was overcast and a light breeze came up out of the south; lows temps were near 60F. At daybreak, wet stuff dotted the northern section of the Central Coast and southerly winds had picked up to 10-15 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 73F/54F/0.08″
Depoe Bay: 67F/52F/0.04″
Forecast: We’ll be under the influence of disturbed weather for a couple of days with on again, off again light rain today, tonight and tomorrow. Precipitation totals are expected to be relatively meager. But, there’s also room for a few sunbreaks, along with seasonal temperatures and modest southwesterly winds. Outlook is for rapid drying and warming beginning sometime Monday followed by mostly sunny days, clear nights, strong afternoon/evening sea breezes and warm thermometer readings all week; we could see highs well over 70F by Wednesday while the Valley suffers through another 100F heatwave.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, partly sunny with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, sunbreaks and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, showers likely, light west winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-55F; partly sunny, showers, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is occasional wet roads through Sunday night.
Marine: Winds are SW 10-15 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 12 seconds. Not much of a breeze is expected offshore today, tonight and tomorrow with W to SW winds mainly 5-10 knots but swells will be running 5-7 feet. Outlook is for a return to a Summer pattern Monday through Wednesday as nor’westers rebuild to 15-25 knots along with 4-5 foot swells and windwaves 3-6 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly cloudy, showers, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/25 Sat 08:20 AM 5.16 H
07/25 Sat 01:14 PM 3.04 L
07/25 Sat 07:56 PM 7.77 H
07/26 Sun 03:09 AM 1.18 L
In Short: Mostly overcast, showers, light winds, then clearing, breezy and warm.