Monday, July 27th – Lincoln County
Summary: We’ll put yesterday in the mild category with a mixed bag of scattered clouds, light westerly winds and temperatures around seasonal normals. Waldport had the local high at 71F, while Yachats and Lincoln City were close behind. The sticky sticking point, however, was the humidity which registered 80-90% most of the day, making it feel a lot warmer than the thermometer was telling us. Skies were mainly clear from sunset to sunrise and temps rested in the 50s. This morning, a few clouds lurked over the ocean, and it was blue above with no wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/58F
Depoe Bay: 63F/54F
Forecast: Here we go… it looks like a warm wave of bona fide Summer weather is ahead of us. Mostly sunny skies are projected for today with a high of 65-70F and an afternoon sea breeze building to 10-15 mph gusting 20 or so. Mainly clear tonight, patchy fog and lows about 55F. Tomorrow, sunshine, highs around 70F and windy. Outlook is for mainly clear skies Wednesday through Sunday with the mercury climbing to daytime highs of 70-75F, overnight lows about 55F and afternoon/evening northerly winds 20-30 mph.
Travel: A Special Weather Statement has been issued by the National Weather Service for another round of unseasonably warm temperatures later this week over much of Northwest Oregon, except the immediate coastline. Strong high pressure aloft will settle over the area through at least Saturday. Daytime temperatures are expected to warm into the upper-70s to upper-80s on Tuesday, but jump into the 90s beginning Wednesday. The warmest day appears to be Thursday with temperatures in the interior lowlands in the middle- to upper-90s. A few locations may hit the 100F mark. It appears relief will be gradual. A little cooling is possible Friday, but daytime temperatures should still be 85-95F at most inland locations. A few more degrees of cooling is expected Saturday. The warmest temperatures will occur during the afternoon and early evening hours, typically between 3:00pm and 7:00pm.
In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 75-80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west winds, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; a chance of showers, partly cloudy, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is out of the NE 5-15 knots this morning and seas are running 5-6 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through late tomorrow night for waters out past 10 miles, and goes into effect for nearshore waters from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday night. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect for all waters from tomorrow afternoon through tomorrow night. The Summer pattern returns today and tonight with northerlies rising to 10-15 knots gusting 20 nearshore and gusting 25 farther out this afternoon and evening; swells 5 feet with 3 foot chop on top. Tomorrow, patchy morning fog and N winds 10-15 knots gusting 25 with lumpy seas 3-5 feet at 4-5 seconds. Outlook is for northerlies 20-25 knots gusting 30 Wednesday through Friday accompanied by steep windwaves 5-7 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/27 Mon 10:38 AM 5.75 H
07/27 Mon 03:19 PM 3.34 L
07/27 Mon 09:38 PM 8.46 H
07/28 Tue 04:48 AM -0.07 L
In Short: Mainly clear, windy, then warm and breezy.