Saturday, August 9th – Lincoln County
Summary: As if it came out of the same mold, yesterday was nearly an exact replica of Thursday. We had sunny skies, afternoon highs in the 60s and northwest winds from noon to sunset blowing 20-25 mph gusting to 30. There were areas of haze along the beach in the afternoon hours with the ocean covered in whitecaps. Overnight, the wind went calm, the stars were out and the bright, large, nearly-full supermoon blazed across the heavens. This morning, there was chiefly blue sky, fog at the beach line, calm winds and low temps from the upper-40s to the upper-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 68F/59F/30mph
Depoe Bay: 65F/55F/28mph
Forecast: The mold isn’t broken, so expect conditions similar to yesterday for today’s Great Albacore Tuna BBQ Challenge in South Beach, the Newport and Waldport Farmer’s Markets, and the Sandcastle Contest in Taft. Look for sunshine, highs around 65F and northwest winds building to 20-25 mph gusting 30. Patchy fog but otherwise mostly clear tonight with an easing breeze and the thermometer slumping to 50-55F. Tomorrow, a little warmer; highs of 65-70F and lighter northwest winds. Outlook is for partly to mostly sunny skies on Monday, then a chance of drizzle, showers and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday before we bring out the Summer weather mold again for the rest of the week. Partly to mostly clear, highs of 65-70F, lows about 55F, and variable levels of northwest winds through the period.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 75-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs near 85F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers in the Coast Range and Willamette Valley is sunny days, warming temps, clear nights and mostly dry pavement. There’s a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the Cascades tomorrow, otherwise mostly clear with the freezing level dropping to 8,000 feet by late Sunday.
Marine: N winds are 10-15 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 15 seconds, and there are areas of fog and haze. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. If you’re headed offshore today and/or tomorrow for the home stretch of the current Coho salmon season (which ends Monday), look for stiff nor’westers in the afternoons and evenings. A Small Craft Advisory goes into effect at noon and runs through tonight for NW winds 15-20 knots gusting 25. Steep windwaves are expected to build to near 5 feet. Outlook is for lighter NW winds, 5-15 knots, and swells of 5 feet Monday through Wednesday. Possible thunderstorms and areas of drizzle and fog are also predicted.
On the Beach… Sunny, patchy fog/haze, breezy, surf 2-4 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/09 Sat 12:20 PM 7.46 H
08/09 Sat 05:37 PM 2.21 L
08/09 Sat 11:44 PM 9.79 H
08/10 Sun 06:31 AM -1.50 L
In Short: Mainly clear, windy, patchy fog, then possible drizzle and thunderstorms.