Small Heat Wave for Oregon Coast This Week
(Manzanita, Oregon) - Like the Portland area, some glittery,
slightly balmy conditions are headed for the Oregon coast this week. While
some predictions hesitantly call for temps as high as the 60’s –
maybe even close to 70 degrees, meteorologists generally agree it will
be extremely pleasant on the coast, right into the weekend.
You may even – gasp – need to bring suntan
The best days are Wednesday and Thursday, but even the
weekend offers some lovely weather for the beachcomber wannabe. The north
coast, especially, will see the highest temperatures, while the central
coast will be cooler in general. Lows at night will reach down into the
30’s for the central coast, while they’ll remain in the 40’s
and 50’s for the north coast.
The coast range is expected to get the warmest weather
– which is unusual for this time of year, since its higher elevations
usually have the hardest driving conditions and coldest weather.
On top of the fantastic weather is the three-day weekend,
made possible by Martin Luther King Day on Monday. Things are looking
are sunnier for coastal businesses too, as lodgings are seeing a decent
spike in inquiries after a dark lull during the bad weather of late December.
“I love it,” said Danielle Emerick, manager
of Starfish Point in Newport. “The sun comes out and the phones
started ringing. Not only for this weekend, but I think it got people
to start thinking about their summer vacation plans. It is nice to hear
the sound of the phone ringing again.”
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Weather for the north coast differs a little from that
of the central coast, and the weekend won’t be as warm as midweek.
Still, stellar conditions will reign, made even better by light winds,
which tend to exaggerate the temperature and the sun effect on the beach.
It will seem warmer, and during long bouts of sun, you’ll want to
protect yourself with sunscreen. The detailed forecast from National Weather
Service is as follows:
North Oregon Coast
Wednesday – Look for plenty of sunny
blue skies and highs around 62. Winds will be extremely light, around
7 mph. At night, it will be mostly clear with a low around 47 and light
winds as high as 13 mph.
Thursday – Again the skies will
be full of blue and sun, but perhaps even a little warmer – around
63. SW winds will be around 10 to 13 mph. After dusk it will be mostly
clear with lows in the upper 50’s. A small NE wind will be around
Friday – Start your weekend off
right with highs around 62, lots of sun and small east winds again. At
night, the skies will remain clear with lows around 48.
Saturday – Highs will be cooler,
around 56 degrees, but there will still be plenty of sun. At night, lows
will be about 43.
Sunday - The day brings more exceptional
sunny conditions to the coast, although a little cloud cover. There will
be light winds and highs around 55. When darkness falls, it will become
mostly cloud with a low around 42.
Monday – The Martin Luther King
Day holiday will be partly sunny, with a high around 51.
Central Oregon Coast
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Wednesday – Highs near 54 and some
fog, but otherwise sunny a good portion of the time. East winds will be
light here as well, around 7 mph. At night, more fog, mostly cloudy and
some chilly lows around 33, although winds will be light at 7 mph.
Thursday – Some fog until 10 a.m.
but turning to mostly sunny and a high of 56. Very light winds will be
icing on this weather cake. At night it will be partly cloudy with a low
around 34, and northwest winds about 7 mph.
Friday – Like the north coast, things
will be mostly sunny and highs about 54. Light winds from the NE at around
7 mph will help keep the warmth. After dark, it will be partly cloudy
and a low around 37.
Saturday – More sun than clouds
will typify the day, along with highs about 50. At night, it will dip
down to 38 but stay partly cloudy.
Sunday – More clouds roll in but
things heat up a tad to 52 or so. At night, it becomes only partly cloudy
with a low around 40.
Monday – The holiday gets
a little sunnier and brings highs around 50.
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