Thursday, August 13th – Lincoln County
Summary: The thick, gray, marine cloud-deck kept a lid on sunshine yesterday, but if you wanted a warm day, you got one, anyway. Working like a greenhouse, the overcast trapped plenty of solar radiation at the surface and the result was muggy and heavy air. High temperatures were mainly in the upper-60s and winds remained unseasonably light. Patchy drizzle developed around sunset though it was short-lived. Cloudy skies persisted overnight which put a stopper on the thermometer and lows were warmish at around 60F. At daybreak, it was overcast, muggy and dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 67F/62F
Depoe Bay: 63F/60F
Forecast: We could see some partial clearing today, albeit things change by tonight. After a mostly cloudy and muggy day with highs about 65F, look for denser clouds from a weather system to arrive this evening pushing the chance of showers up to 50-50 for tonight and tomorrow. Outlook is for mainly clear skies beginning Saturday and lasting through Wednesday with afternoon/evening sea breezes and seasonal mercury readings between 55F lows and 65-70F highs.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, west winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 90F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; mostly sunny, chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: Benign conditions exist this morning with southerlies under 10 knots and seas 3 feet at 7 seconds. SW winds 5-15 knots today, tonight and tomorrow with swells 3-4 feet at 7 seconds. Outlook is for the return of nor’westers 10-15 knots Saturday, 15-25 knots on Sunday and 5-15 knots on Monday; swells building to 5-6 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly cloudy, patchy drizzle, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* The Oregon Health Authority has issued a public health advisory for high levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Seal Rock State Park Beach in Lincoln County. Details are available here.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/13 Thu 06:22 AM -0.44 L
08/13 Thu 12:56 PM 7.26 H
08/13 Thu 06:18 PM 2.54 L
08/14 Fri 12:17 AM 8.59 H
In Short: Clouds, drizzle, some clearing, then showers.