Tuesday, July 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: If you were inspired to write a script for a typical Summer day on the Central Coast, all the research you’d need is yesterday’s weather roundup. Sunny skies followed some patchy morning fog, the northwest sea breeze blew steadily from noon to sunset at 20-25 mph, and high temperatures were in the upper-60s. The wind softened at dusk and went calm by midnight, skies remained clear with the thermometer bottoming out in the 50s early this morning. At dawn, it was bright blue above and a meager northeast breeze wafted through the trees.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 70F/56F
Depoe Bay: 66F/52F
Forecast: In basketball terms, the current prognosis is nothin’ but net. The rim won’t even be grazed as the Sun swishes through our days and the Moon pulls off clean three-point nights for the entire week ahead, becoming full on Friday. The mercury is expected to shoot for 65-75F daily, fading to 55-60F overnight, with stiff sea breezes dominating the court afternoons/evenings scoring 20-25 mph gusting 30 or higher. Slam dunk.
Travel: A Heat Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service, in effect from 11:00am Wednesday to 9:00pm Friday, for the Willamette Valley and the Western and Central Columbia River Gorge. High temperatures of 95-100F are expected. 90F-plus temperatures may persist into the weekend with the hottest areas likely the Central Columbia River Gorge and Southern Willamette Valley.
A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued by the National Weather Service for significantly unstable conditions from Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening. The affected area includes the Mt. Hood National Forest west of the Cascade crest, the Willamette National Forest west of the Cascade crest, and the Willamette Valley and adjacent foothills.
In the Coast Range today, sunny with 80-90F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 85-90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light winds, temps near 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; sunny, the free air freezing level is 13,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is light nearshore this morning but blowing NNE 15-20 knots out at the Rockpile with seas 5 feet at 8 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and hazardous seas are in effect through late Wednesday night. N winds rising to 20-25 knots this afternoon, gusting 30 tonight and tomorrow; 4 foot swells overpowered by steep 4-6 foot windwaves at 6-7 seconds. Outlook is for little change Thursday through Saturday with northerlies 20-25 knots and 4-5 foot swells buried in 5-6 foot windwaves. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… 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.
07/28 Tue 11:27 AM 6.21 H
07/28 Tue 04:16 PM 3.21 L
07/28 Tue 10:27 PM 8.87 H
07/29 Wed 05:32 AM -0.65 L
In Short: Clear, warm and windy, then repeat.