Monday, August 10th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday had the blahs. Mostly cloudy skies, patchy fog along the beaches and headlands occasionally pushing inland across the highway, light winds and stable temperatures rounded out the compendium of ho-hum conditions. Not much in the way of change after sunset and overnight, either, as the overcast persisted, it was dead calm and the thermometer dipped to about 55F. By daybreak, a weak weather front had set up camp along the coastline, most of the beach fog dissipated, it was cloudy and a light northeast wind endeavored to rustle the leaves.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 64F/57F
Depoe Bay: 62F/55F
Forecast: The radar shows a few showers offshore, but they’ll have a struggle making it to land. This time of year, even a somewhat moist Pacific weather system has trouble surmounting the push-back from warm and dry terrestrial air which creates a formidable barrier. So, we’ll go with just a slight chance of showers today, clouds, sunbreaks, light southwest winds and a standard mercury reading around 65F. Outlook is for a chance of showers, mainly overcast skies and light winds for the rest of the workweek. The weekend is a different story as current projections show a return to Summer with lotsa sunshine, afternoon/evening sea breezes and high temps of 65-70F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny, chance of showers with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly sunny, possible thunderstorms and a high of 85F. The Columbia River Gorge has a Red Flag Warning in effect, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, a chance of thunderstorms, light southwest winds, temps near 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-55F; a Red Flag Warning is in effect, partly sunny, showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: Wind are light and variable 5-10 knots this morning with seas 3 feet at 8 seconds. S to W winds 5-10 knots today and tonight, swells 3 feet. Tomorrow, a NW breeze 5-10 knots gusting 15 with swells 3 feet at 7 seconds. Outlook is for southerlies Wednesday and Thursday, 5-10 knots gusting 15, swells 3 feet; W winds Friday 10-15 knots and swells building to 6 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly overcast, patchy fog, possible showers, surf 3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/10 Mon 10:46 AM 6.44 H
08/10 Mon 03:47 PM 3.14 L
08/10 Mon 09:57 PM 8.63 H
08/11 Tue 04:58 AM -0.26 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, patchy fog, a chance of showers, then mixed conditions all week.