The July Playbook

By: NewportOr , 3:10 PM GMT on July 07, 2014

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Monday, July 7th – Lincoln County

Summary: As if following the playbook for July coastal weather, morning overcast lost to mostly sunny skies yesterday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, and northwest winds blew past at 10-15 mph with a few gusts to 20. The thermometer scored its way into the upper-60s in most Central Coast locations; Lincoln City notched a win with 72F and Waldport came in second at 69F. Clouds, fog and even some light drizzle settled back in during the early evening and lasted through the night. Low temps of around 60F kept the action warm. This morning, dense fog lifted and converted into low clouds; the wind wasn’t even on the field.

Past 24 Hours High/Low...
Lincoln City: 72F/57F
Depoe Bay: 67F/58F
Newport: 66F/59F
Waldport: 69F/57F
Yachats: 66F/56F

Forecast: Today will be roughly out of the same playbook as morning clouds burn off to some degree and highs scrimmage into the upper-60s. The game changer this afternoon, however, will be stronger northwest winds, 15-20 mph with gusts to 30. Tonight, clouds return with lows around 55F and continued breezy. It looks like a similar contest tomorrow with morning clouds struggling to clear, then some sunshine and highs of 65F. Outlook is for a comparable competitive strategy for the rest of the week with night and morning low clouds losing to partly sunny afternoons, northwest winds of 15-25 mph, highs of 65-70F and lows about 55F.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 80-90F. Valley destinations will be sunny with highs of 85-95F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 16,000 feet.

Marine: The stretch of placid days at sea is drawing to a close as N winds are up to 10-15 knots this morning, though seas are still just 4 feet at 8 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds goes into effect at 11:00am and runs through this evening. Northerlies rise to 20-25 knots this afternoon and evening, some gusts to 30, and wind waves building to 5-7 feet. The N breeze eases after midnight and into the morning hours to 10-15 knots, but increases again tomorrow afternoon to 20-25 knots with a 5 foot chop. Outlook is for lighter N winds, 5-15 knots, with 5-6 foot seas through Friday.

On the Beach... Clouds and sun, breezy, surf 3-5 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
07/07 Mon 09:01 AM 5.24 H
07/07 Mon 01:55 PM 2.78 L
07/07 Mon 08:34 PM 8.27 H
07/08 Tue 03:44 AM 0.46 L

In Short: Mixed sky, windy, then night/morning clouds, partly sunny days.

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