Sunday, July 26th – Lincoln County
Summary: The showers were all over but the shoutin’ by mid-morning. Precipitation totals were modest, with Yachats eventually collecting the most in its rain gauge, a tenth of an inch (some unofficial readings in the area were nearly triple that amount). The powerful July Sun finally won the battle for air supremacy in the afternoon and the thermometer climbed to the upper-60s; Waldport and Lincoln City hit 71F. Very light winds also contributed to the making of a remarkable Summer day despite its inauspicious beginning. Scattered clouds were the case overnight with lows dipping to the mid-50s. At daybreak, it was calm and mostly cloudy.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 71F/57F/0.09”
Depoe Bay: 65F/53F/0.04”
Forecast: There’s still a lingering threat of showers today before we’re out of the woods. It looks like we’ll see mixed skies, a chance of showers and light winds for the Summer Whale Watch event at Boiler Bay today; highs around 65F. A slight chance of showers tonight, low of 50-55F, and then partly sunny tomorrow with highs near 65F. Outlook is for sunshine and 65-70F Tuesday followed by a coast-style heat wave Wednesday and Thursday as the mercury rises to 75F or better. (The Valley could be back up near 100F by midweek.) Cooling is expected Friday and Saturday. Afternoon/evening seas breezes are predicted all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, scattered showers, mostly cloudy with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, sunbreaks and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers likely, possible thunderstorms, light west winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning (wet at Government Camp), temperatures are 45-55F; showers, a chance of thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is occasional wet roads through tonight.
Cascadia: A minor earthquake, magnitude 2.6, was recorded at 7:42pm last evening 13 miles northeast of Eugene; it was felt by residents in Springfield near the epicenter.
Marine: Winds are light SSE 5 knots this morning with seas 7 feet at 11 seconds. S to W winds are expected today at 5-10 knots and NW swells 5-6 feet. Late this afternoon and tonight, we’ll see the beginning of a return to Summertime northerly winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 and seas around 5 feet. Tomorrow, NW winds 5-15 knots gusting 20 with swells holding at 5 feet. Outlook is for N winds 15-25 knots occasionally gusting 30 Tuesday through Thursday; choppy seas 5-7 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sun, possible 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.
07/26 Sun 09:37 AM 5.37 H
07/26 Sun 02:17 PM 3.29 L
07/26 Sun 08:47 PM 8.07 H
07/27 Mon 04:01 AM 0.57 L
In Short: Mixed sky, chance of showers, light winds, then clearing, breezy and warm.