Monday, August 3rd – Lincoln County
Summary: The weekend wrapped-up in a motley manner yesterday with clouds, a handful of short sunbreaks, fog, spotty rain, light and variable winds less than 15 mph and the mercury struggling to reach 60F. What few raindrops fell could be hand-counted; they’re only real effect was mottling our dusty car windshields. Along with the overcast, it was fairly foggy from about 101 west and visibility dropped to as low as a quarter mile at times. Temperatures dipped into the low-50s overnight. At dawn, it was cloudy, foggy and dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 66F/57F
Depoe Bay: 60F/53F
Forecast: A low pressure system arriving from offshore has shot down the Valley’s heatwave and given us a day or two of cloudy and cooler weather. We’ll be slowly returning to a regular Summer pattern as partly sunny skies are expected this afternoon, highs about 65F and northwest winds 15-20 mph gusting 25. Mostly cloudy conditions are on tap tonight and tomorrow morning as a trailing ‘short wave’ from the current weather system sweeps through. Then it’s on to gradually becoming sunny tomorrow afternoon with highs 65-70F and a stiff sea breeze. Outlook is for mostly clear skies, seasonal temperatures and strong afternoon/evening nor’westers Wednesday through Friday. Changes could be on the way beginning Saturday and lasting into next week as a chance of showers develops. We’ll keep an eye on it.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, chance of showers, partly cloudy with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine by afternoon and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers early, sunny skies later, light northwest winds, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 60-65F; chance of showers and thunderstorms, becoming partly cloudy, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is NE 10 knots or less and seas have come down to 5 feet at 8 seconds this morning. N winds rising to 15-20 knots this afternoon and tonight with seas 4 feet at 5 seconds. Tomorrow, northerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 and choppy swells/windwaves 5 feet at 6 seconds. Outlook is for standard Summertime N winds 15-25 knots Wednesday through Friday with swells 3 feet overpowered by 5 foot windwaves. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, partly sunny, breezy, surf 4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/03 Mon 09:00 AM -0.78 L
08/03 Mon 03:32 PM 8.62 H
08/03 Mon 09:28 PM 1.27 L
08/04 Tue 03:28 AM 8.25 H
In Short: Mixed sky, patchy fog, then partly cloudy, windy and seasonal.