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By: NewportOr , 3:03 PM GMT on June 07, 2014
Saturday, June 7th – Lincoln County
Summary: Clear skies prevailed yesterday with sunshine and highs near 60F. The northwest winds began a little earlier than previous days, around 10:00am, and lasted longer, until midnight. They were also a bit steadier at about 25 mph gusting to 30. Overnight, scattered clouds developed and lows were in the upper-40s. This morning at first light, low-level marine clouds built-in from the ocean to cover our sky and the wind was north at 10-15 mph. We’ve dropped to gaining just under a minute (56 seconds) of daylight today for a total of 15.5 hours. The extra time added between sunrise and sunset will continue to decline until the Summer Solstice on June 21st, after which daylight hours will begin shrinking again.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust...
Lincoln City: 64F/47F/31mph
Depoe Bay: 60F/48F/29mph
Forecast: Today’s broken record isn’t a milestone weather statistic but rather akin to a vinyl album with the needle stuck in a groove. The forecast remains in repeat mode. Morning clouds giving way to sunshine today for National Trails Day hikes at Cape Perpetua, and the Free Family Fishing Days at Big Creek Reservoir and the Salmon River Hatchery. The thermometer should top out at 60-65F, and northwest winds return this afternoon and evening, blowing 15-20 mph with gusts to 30. The marine cloud layer is expected to reform tonight and tomorrow morning. Overnight low of 45F and tomorrow’s high under partly to mostly sunny skies around 65F. Outlook is for the familiar pattern of night and morning clouds with afternoon sunshine and blustery northwest winds through Tuesday. By Wednesday, however, a projected change looks more evident now with a slight chance of showers, followed by unsettled weather including an increasing probability of a little light rain at times for Thursday through Sunday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 70-80F. Valley destinations will be sunny with highs near 80F. Portland traffic will be heavier than normal with some routes closed today for the Grand Floral Parade; expect delays. For the Cascades, sunny skies with the freezing level at 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for sunny days, partly cloudy nights, highs 70-80F and dry pavement.
Cascades Snow Pack: Currently 58”, a loss of 2” since yesterday.
Marine: Breeze and seas are down a touch this morning with northerlies 10-15 knots and waves about 6 feet at 7 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 18 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted, but remember the dredge Yaquina is working inside the jetty tips through Wednesday. The Yaquina monitors VHF Channels 13 and 16. Slow scratch again today and tonight as N winds continue at 15-20 knots gusting to 25, and combined square seas of 6 feet at 6 seconds prevail. Tomorrow, northerlies drop to 10-15 knots and the swell subsides to 2-4 feet. Outlook is for N winds of 10-15 knots and seas of 4-6 feet through Wednesday. A switch to light southerly weather is possible late next week. NOTE: The University of Washington will be conducting oceanographic research offshore between the entrances to Yaquina Bay and Grays Harbor from June 22nd to July 1st, 24 hours a day. The r/v Thomas G Thompson will be recovering scientific instruments and conducting ROV operations, and will monitor VHF Channels 13 and 16. Mariners should always keep a safe distance away from research vessels which make unpredictable maneuvers.
On the Beach... Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
06/07 Sat 08:20 AM 5.18 H
06/07 Sat 01:56 PM 1.94 L
06/07 Sat 08:41 PM 7.51 H
06/08 Sun 03:29 AM 1.27 L
In Short: Night and morning clouds, clearing, windy afternoons/evenings, then repeat.
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