Wednesday, August 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: Lotsa sunshine yesterday with the sea breeze running full-tilt-boogie from around 10:00am to sunset; gusts were well up into the 30s in most areas. The mercury cruised down a seasonal road in the 60s. Dusk saw the wind machine shift into low gear, finally slipping into neutral about 2:00am while the Moon provided natural streetlights. There was a bit of haze along the beaches and headlands, and lows dipped to 45-55F. At daybreak, it was still kinda gauzy right at the sand, blue sky above and dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 68F/57F/35mph
Depoe Bay: 65F/53F/29mph
Forecast: There is marine overcast offshore and, at least this morning, it was holding there. So, we’ll expect mostly sunny, top-down skies today with a chance of a few clouds driving by. High this afternoon around 65F and the sea breeze should be below the speed limit, peaking at 20-25 mph. Partly cloudy tonight, lows of 50-55F. More sunshine and a little warmer tomorrow, high 65-70F, with light winds. Outlook is for sunny Friday, mostly cloudy Saturday, a chance of showers Sunday and Monday, and then back to sunshine on Tuesday. The mercury is projected to continue cruising the highway at 55-65F throughout the extended period.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine by afternoon and highs of 70-80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west wind gusting 25 mph, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; mostly sunny, breezy, the free air freezing level is 12,000 feet.
Marine: Conditions are fairly light this morning with N winds 5-10 knots and seas 4 feet at 8 seconds. For today, tonight and tomorrow, N winds 10-15 knots, occasional gusts to 20, and mixed swells/windwaves 3-4 feet. Outlook is for northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20 on Friday, W wind 5-10 knots Saturday, and NW wind 5-10 knots on Sunday; windwaves 1-2 feet and swells around 4 feet through the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/05 Wed 10:31 AM 0.69 L
08/05 Wed 05:05 PM 8.79 H
08/05 Wed 11:33 PM 0.98 L
08/06 Thu 05:37 AM 6.72 H
In Short: Mainly clear, windy, seasonal, then clouds and possible showers.