Tuesday, August 11th – Lincoln County
Summary: A little bit of moisture was able to penetrate the dry and warm air barrier on shore, leaving behind a smidge over a trace of precipitation; Lincoln City received the most. The Sun played peek-a-boo and mercury readings for the day were about normal with Newport being the highest. The cloud cover, some haze, fog and a few sprinkles continued throughout the night; low temps were above average in the upper-50s, though Lincoln City never dropped below 60F. This morning, we were under the gray big-top and it was kinda muggy with no wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/60F/0.05”
Depoe Bay: 63F/56F/0.01”
Forecast: Today looks like a rerun of yesterday’s conditions as mostly cloudy skies and a chance of showers are predicted, but there might be more sunshine. The thermometer rises to 65F and northwest winds of 5-15 mph could gust up to around 20 or so. We’ll be stuck in the muck tonight and tomorrow, too, as little change is expected. Outlook is for an increasing chance of drizzle and showers Thursday and Friday before we get back in the Summer groove over the weekend with mostly clear skies, afternoon/evening sea breezes, highs 65-70F and lows of 55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy, chance of showers with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting mostly sunny, possible showers and a high of 85F. The Columbia River Gorge has a Red Flag Warning in effect, the forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, light west winds, temps 90-95F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 55-60F; a Red Flag Warning is in effect, partly sunny, showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is NNE 5-15 knots this morning and seas are 3 feet at 8 seconds. Northerlies rising to 10-15 knots gusting 20 by this afternoon and swells 3 feet with 2 foot chop on top. Tonight, the breeze eases to NW 5-10 knots, swells 3 feet. Light W wind is on tap tomorrow, 5 knots, and swells stay around 3 feet. Outlook is for SW wind 5 knots on Thursday, W wind 5-10 knots Friday, and N winds 15-20 knots on Saturday; swells/windwaves gradually building to 5 feet over the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mainly overcast, sunbreaks, possible showers, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/11 Tue 11:38 AM 6.76 H
08/11 Tue 04:45 PM 3.0 L
08/11 Tue 10:48 PM 8.67 H
08/12 Wed 05:43 AM -0.40 L
In Short: Mostly cloudy, some clearing, a chance of showers, then mixed conditions.