Friday, August 14th – Lincoln County
Summary: Mixed skies, highs in the upper-60s and light winds gave us another muggy one yesterday. The deeper overcast from an approaching weather system arrived on schedule shortly after sunset and persisted through the night; the mercury barely dipped and lows stayed at 60F or a smidge above. So far, the predicted precipitation has been below a hundredth of an inch. Some light rain and drizzle is being observed this morning so totals may add up during the day. At sunrise, it was overcast, drizzly and a southwest breeze was blowing 5-15 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/62F
Depoe Bay: 64F/60F
Forecast: For the kick-off of the Lincoln County Fair today, you’ll probably want to take along a light rain jacket. It looks like what rain we get will be fairly light, though there’s a slight chance a thunderstorm could dump a deluge at some point. High today near normal at 65F along with southwest winds 10-15 mph gusting 20. Skies are expected to begin clearing out tonight, only isolated showers will be around, and lows drop to 55F. Expect fair weather for the Fair’s second day tomorrow; mostly sunny, highs of 65-70F and nor’westers 10-20 mph gusting 25. Outlook is for a Summer scenario Sunday through Thursday with sunny days, partly cloudy nights, seasonal temperatures and afternoon/evening sea breezes 15-30 mph.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, isolated thunderstorms with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting showers, possible thunderstorms and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for showers, thunderstorms, southwest winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are right at 50F; numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry roads tonight through Sunday night.
Marine: No worries this morning as the breeze is southerly at 5-10 knots and seas are 3-4 feet at 8 seconds. Showers and thunderstorms are possible today along with S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 and mixed swells/windwaves 2-4 feet. Tonight, winds veering to NW 5-15 knots after midnight, swells building to 5 feet. Northerlies return tomorrow at 5-10 knots and swells remain around 5 feet. Outlook is for a Summer pattern of afternoon/evening N winds 15-25 knots with steep seas 4-7 feet Sunday through Tuesday. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Cloudy, showers, possible thunderstorms, surf 3-4 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.
08/14 Fri 06:58 AM -0.35 L
08/14 Fri 01:29 PM 7.42 H
08/14 Fri 06:58 PM 2.33 L
08/15 Sat 12:56 AM 8.43 H
In Short: Showers, chance of thunderstorms, then clearing and windy.