Cams, Roads & Weather

New weather site: This site apparently has the entire weather records for several cities across the nation -- even down to hourly observations, which are updated to the site moments after the observations are taken. It also has generic climate information for any date of the year -- great for wedding or outdoor planning. In beta testing -

Lincoln City weather websites and webcams  
Inn at Spanish Head - Channel 2 (KATU)
National Weather Center
Roads End - Surf Shop
Siletz Bay - Johnny
NOAA's Advanced Hydrologic
  Prediction Service
NOAA Weather

River Flow, Tides and Weather
Tide Predictions
Surf Report
Weather Underground
CNN weather
The Weather Station
Weather for You - Grants Pass, OR site
OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center-Newport
West Devils Lake State Park
   Not really a cam, but photos to pan the lake


Trip Check

Click on the NW section of the Oregon map for a link to the
ODOT camera at Hwy 101 and Logan Road in Lincoln City.

Lincoln City's weather is temperate. The weather changes from year to year and can depend on variables such as El Nino. Pacific Ocean water currents also play a part in the temperature. Weather extremes such as very high temperatures or extremely low temperatures are not the norm in Lincoln City. Many Lincoln City residents consider Lincoln City to be located in the banana belt - just south of Cascade Head and tucked away from the north coast. Temperatures are usually warmer here than those of the north coast. Wind direction can influence temperature. Winds can sometimes be stronger in the summer. Often September and October have the best weather with mild temperatures and less wind.

Weather Center
Lincoln City has purchased land at the end of 51st St across from Mo's for a weather center. The plan is to construct a facility that will provide accurate weather data for the central Oregon coast as well as a family-oriented tourist attraction. Lincoln City needs to provide accurate weather information to tourist markets in the population centers of Oregon and beyond. The weather center has backing from the Governor's Office of Community Solutions.

Oregon Coast Weather - Monthly Average
The temperatures in the chart below may be low for Lincoln City. Check the weather websites for the best data.

Weather averages
Jan - Mar
Apr - June
July - Sept
Oct - Dec
45 F
53 F
59 F
50 F
Days of Rain
Wind Direction

Average wind speed 4-15 MPH (6-24 KmH) with summer gusts to 60 MPH (97 KmH) and 80 MPH (130 KmH) in the winter.

Weather at CNN -

Tide information  
Hatfield Marine Science Center
National Oceanic & Atmospheric

Road conditions
Accurate weather reports and road conditions are essential to Lincoln City's economy. Highways 18 and 101 are the main arteries supplying Lincoln City. Major storms can close roads. The public needs to have the correct information about closures and openings of roads. Tourists often rely on Portland TV weather reports to determine their travel activity. At one time there was a committee to work on transportation issues, especially concerning Highway 18 in the winter.

Weather wise - play it safe - use caution
A few tips to make living and visiting here safe

1. watch for sneaker waves on the beach
2. stay away from logs on the beach that can roll in the surf - avoid danger that can kill
3. if you feel an earthquake head for high ground immediately and stay there, a tsunami (gigantic wave) may be headed for the coast, the second wave can be more destructive than the first. Watch for evacuation route signs. Public access TV Charter Cable Channel 4 airs an educational video about tsunamis that is well worth the time to view.
4. check road conditions for weather related hazards - high water on East Devils Lake Road, downed trees and power lines from high wind, black ice in the morning
5. take a Red Cross Basic Survival Course


Earthquakes & Tsunamis - download pdf map
Pick up a tsunami brochure at City Hall. An Earthquake Hazard Map for Lincoln City by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) should be available on CD-ROM for purchase through Nature of the Northwest Information Center, 800 NE Oregon St., #5, Portland, OR 97232, 503-872-2750 or If a huge tsunami occurs, Devils Lake could flood. Evacuation signs are posted throughout the city. The Preservation Association of Devils Lake helped fund a tsunami information sign at Regatta Park. The Red Cross has first aid kits and backpacks with emergency supplies that can be purchased.

If you feel an earthquake, move to high ground immediately. Listen for warning sirens. Do not return to low ground after the first wave - later waves can often be more dangerous. Lincoln City shows an informative video about tsunamis on the Channel 4 public access station. Call City Hall to find out the next viewing date and time. The video was filmed in Oregon and is very impressive. The Alaska earthquake tsunami in 1964 was severe enough to cause loss of life in Newport, Oregon and property damage at the D River and elsewhere in Oregon. Tsunami inundation zone maps and information on 72-hour kits are available at both the Oceanlake and Taft Fire Stations, in Lincoln City.

Earthquake and Tsunami Websites:
Office of Emergency Management Lincoln County,
Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries,
Oregon Emergency Management,
The National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program,
The Pacific Northwest Seismograph Network (PNSN) map,
West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center,

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