Thursday, August 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: We experienced typical Summer conditions yesterday with sunny skies, high temps mostly in the 60s (Lincoln City hit 70F) and an afternoon sea breeze 20-30 mph. As usual, the wind faded after sunset and it was clear overnight with lows around 50F. At daybreak, a bit of haze fuzzed the beaches, a couple of foggy patches developed, some clouds giggled at us from offshore and it was dead calm. Daylight in general is slip slidin’ away quickly. We’ve already lost almost an hour since the Summer Solstice; but the most noticeable change is the daily light loss which is now up to 2.5 minutes every 24 hours.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 70F/57F/28mph
Depoe Bay: 65F/52F/22mph
Forecast: Another couple of beautimous days are on tap before the weather goes south over the weekend. Expect sunshine today, highs of 65-70F and a healthy afternoon/evening sea breeze. Tonight, mostly clear, lows around 55F. Sunny skies again tomorrow, the mercury rises to 65F but the nor’westers blow much lighter at 5-15 mph. Outlook is for increasing clouds by Friday night, mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and southerly winds on Saturday, possible showers Sunday and Monday, and then back to our Summer regime Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures remain seasonal throughout.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west winds, temps near 85F. 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 13,000 feet.
Marine: Not much for breeze and seas this morning as N winds blow 5-10 knots and swells run 3-4 feet at 7 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 1:00pm this afternoon through this evening. Northerlies rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 today with mixed swells/windwaves 3 feet at 4-7 seconds. The breeze eases tonight and tomorrow to N 10-15 knots; swells 4 feet at 9 seconds. Outlook is for SW wind 5 knots on Saturday, and then N winds 5-10 knots Sunday and Monday with seas 3-4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, breezy, surf 3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/06 Thu 11:22 AM 1.52 L
08/06 Thu 05:58 PM 8.74 H
08/07 Fri 12:44 AM 0.83 L
08/07 Fri 06:56 AM 6.17 H
In Short: Clear, windy, then increasing clouds and a chance of rain.