Sunday, August 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: Mainly sunny skies carried yesterday, at least until early evening when some high and thin overcast developed. That was part of a general trend toward change in Northwest Oregon. The heat wave in the interior is slowly dissipating and marine air now has more of a say in conditions. Central Coast high temps were a little lower, too, and the sea breeze topped out in the upper-20s. Overnight, clouds prevailed and some very light drizzle was reported in spots; the thermometer sagged to the low-50s. At daybreak, it was calm and cloudy with patchy fog.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 71F/53F
Depoe Bay: 67F/52F
Regional Record Highs/Previous…
Portland Airport 98F / 95F in 2009
Vancouver 98F / 96F in 1965
Troutdale 99F / *tied 99F in 1986
Salem 100F / 97F in 1986
Eugene 100F / 97F in 1974
McMinnville 103F / 100F in 1965
Forecast: After a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms this morning, look for clouds and clearing today, relatively light northwest winds and highs of 65-70F. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms returns tonight, low about 55F. Tomorrow, some overcast, sunshine and a high about 65F. Outlook is for mostly clear skies with seasonal mercury readings and increasing sea breezes Tuesday through Saturday.
Travel: A Heat Advisory is in effect until 9:00pm this evening for for the Willamette Valley, Columbia River Gorge and Upper Hood River Valley. High temperatures of 90-95F are expected except near 100F for the Central Columbia River Gorge and Upper Hood River Valley. Gradual cooling is anticipated with daytime temperatures falling below 90F by Tuesday.
In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy with 80-90F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly sunshine and highs of 90-95F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, southwest winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 95F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 60-65F; chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is hot temperatures and mainly dry roads through tonight.
Marine: The wind machine has fallen light this morning with easterlies 5-15 knots, but seas are still lumpy 6 footers at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through this evening. N winds 10-20 knots occasionally gusting 25 out past 10 miles today, tonight and tomorrow with seas 4-5 feet at 7 seconds. Outlook is for northerlies 10-20 knots and seas around 4 feet Tuesday through Thursday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, partly sunny, surf 4 feet (low).
* A reminder for inland residents coming to the Central Coast to escape the heat wave. The ocean is extremely cold (55F) and swimming in it can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
08/02 Sun 08:18 AM -1.24 L
08/02 Sun 02:50 PM 8.37 H
08/02 Sun 08:32 PM 1.50 L
08/03 Mon 02:33 AM 8.91 H
In Short: Mixed sky, beach/headland fog, then partly cloudy and seasonal.