Living on the Edge

By: NewportOr , 3:10 PM GMT on June 04, 2014

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Wednesday, June 4th – Lincoln County

Summary: The low clouds stayed around longer yesterday and didn’t burn off until around 4:00pm. Northwest winds were a little lighter at 10-15 mph, and no rainfall was recorded. High temperatures were mostly in the low-60s with lows in the mid-40s. The marine layer that’s been causing our night and morning overcast was a bit thinner and struggled to reform last night. As we’re literally right on the edge of the ocean-generated moisture, some areas of the Central Coast remained clear overnight while others, especially the northern section, became cloudy again. This morning, low clouds and haze remained parked right at the beach line or slightly offshore due to a minor easterly component in the light breeze.

Past 24 Hours High/Low...
Lincoln City: 64F/49F
Depoe Bay: 64F/46F
Newport: 61F/43F
Waldport: 63F/45F
Yachats: 58F/48F

Forecast: No serious changes are expected over the next few days, though today should be mostly sunny with a low cloud bank looming just offshore. Highs should climb to about average at 60-65F and northwest winds build to 10-15 mph gusting to 25 this afternoon and evening. Increasing clouds tonight as the marine layer thickens and edges in over the coast, northwest winds still gusting into the 20s, and a low around 50F. Tomorrow, look for cloudy skies early giving way to sunshine with a high of 60F and still breezy. Outlook is for cloudy nights and mornings, partly to mostly sunny afternoons, highs of 60-65F and lows of 50F. In the long term, there may be some modification in the current stagnant weather pattern with a chance of some light rain next week.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 65-75F. Valley destinations should be sunny with highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, sunny skies with the freezing level at 12,000 feet.

Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 66”, a loss of 3” since yesterday.

Marine: Rough conditions continue this morning with steep seas 9-10 feet at 10 seconds and N winds around 15 knots offshore at the Rockpile (light NE wind closer to the beach). A Small Craft Advisory for seas is in effect through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for winds begins at noon today and runs through this evening. Combined seas of 10 feet at 10 seconds today and N winds rising to 20-25 knots by this afternoon will keep it pretty lumpy. Tonight, N winds 15-20 knots gusting to 25, and square seas 9 feet at 9 seconds. It looks like the steep waves will begin easing tomorrow, down to 6-7 feet at 8 seconds, and the breeze eases to 15 knots gusting 20. Outlook is for northerlies 15-20 knots with wave heights of 5-7 feet through the weekend.

On the Beach... Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
Tides
06/04 Wed 11:31 AM 0.64 L
06/04 Wed 06:34 PM 6.67 H
06/05 Thu 12:27 AM 2.97 L
06/05 Thu 05:49 AM 5.63 H

In Short: Clearing and clouds, windy, then repeat.

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