Tuesday, August 4th – Lincoln County
Summary: Fog, a few drops of rain, sunshine, overcast and a sea breeze were all part of yesterday’s weather stew. But no single element was overpowering. The fog came and went, the rain wasn’t recordable, the Sun and clouds took turns, the thermometer ranged through the 60s and the wind blew mainly in the afternoon hours. The fog returned after sunset along with a little haze and light overcast, most of which had evaporated by early morning; lows were spread out between 58F in Lincoln City and a chilly 46F at Newport. At dawn, there was lotsa blue above and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 67F/58F/33mph
Depoe Bay: 66F/55F/22mph
Forecast: We’ll be back in the seasonal column for the next few days with ample sunshine, patchy fog, some overnight moonshine, afternoon/evening sea breezes and average thermometer readings. Outlook is for sunny days and mostly cloudy nights until Friday, and then mainly overcast with a slight chance of showers Saturday through Monday. Highs around 65F and lows about 55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine by afternoon and highs of 75-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west wind gusting 25 mph, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 55F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 13,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is N 10-15 knots offshore this morning and seas are down to 4 feet at 6 seconds. Small Craft Advisories for winds and seas are in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through late tonight. N winds rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 today and tonight with choppy windwaves 5 feet at 5 seconds over a 3 foot swell. Tomorrow, northerlies easing to 10-15 knots and seas 4 feet at 5-7 seconds. Outlook is for N winds 10-20 knots Thursday and Friday, easing to 5-10 knots on Saturday; swells/windwaves 2-4 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, mostly sunny, breezy, surf 2-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/04 Tue 09:44 AM -0.11 L
08/04 Tue 04:17 PM 8.76 H
08/04 Tue 10:27 PM 1.10 L
08/05 Wed 04:28 AM 7.47 H
In Short: Patchy fog, mainly clear and windy, then continued seasonal.