Tuesday, August 19th – Lincoln County
Summary: At one point yesterday, Nye Beach was socked in with fog and mist while Agate Beach was basking in sunshine. And so goes living on the edge of the sea. A mile can make all the difference in our local weather conditions. As the fog line meandered around near the beach, people living or working just a short ways inland had a mostly sunny day with high temperatures rising to the low-60s, and northwest winds of 15-25 mph during the late afternoon hours. Low clouds and fog became more prevalent in the evening with short periods of mist overnight. This morning, it was foggy and misty in spots, there was a full canopy of marine clouds and the mercury was in the low-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 65F/57F
Depoe Bay: 64F/52F
Forecast: A patchwork of conditions are visible in the crystal ball today, again depending on where you are on the Central Coast. Patchy fog is expected near the beach line, with some sun east of the dunes, high temps of 60-65F, and northwest winds a touch lighter, 10-15 mph gusting to 20 or so. Mostly cloudy skies with patchy fog tonight, a chance of drizzle and the thermometer dips to 50-55F. Tomorrow starts off with marine clouds and fog but turns to mostly sunny skies by afternoon, highs of 60-65F. Outlook is for gradually increasing daily sunshine, partly cloudy nights with patchy fog, highs of 65F or better, lows about 55F. Forecast models are still showing a warming trend with temps of 70-75F next week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny and 75-80F. Valley destinations will have mostly sunny skies with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy and breezy; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet.
Marine: N winds 5-10 knots are wafting across local waters this morning, with steep seas offshore, 6-7 feet at 7 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 16 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through this afternoon out past 10 miles. For today, steep seas 6-7 feet at 7 seconds along with a NW breeze 10-15 knots gusting 20. Tonight, nor’westers 10-15 knots and a swell of 5 feet. Lighter winds for tomorrow, 5-15 knots, and a 6 foot swell. Outlook is for mainly N winds 10-15 knots, swells 5-6 feet and 3 foot windwaves.
On the Beach… Clouds, fog, mist and sunbreaks, breezy, surf 4 feet (low).
For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/19 Tue 09:21 AM 5.96 H
08/19 Tue 02:15 PM 3.44 L
08/19 Tue 08:31 PM 7.92 H
08/20 Wed 03:40 AM 0.59 L
In Short: Mixed sky, fog, mist, windy, then clearing and warming.