Sunday, August 24th – Lincoln County
Summary: A literal potpourri of sky conditions yesterday with fog, low clouds and sunshine contingent on where you were geographically. For instance, the beaches had more fog than inland areas. Northwest winds were 10-25 mph with higher gusts; the Yaquina Bay Bridge recorded a puff of 34 mph. The thermometer topped out in the 60s. Periods of fog, clouds and clearing carried us through the evening and overnight. At daybreak, there was fog along the beach, mostly blue sky elsewhere and cool temperatures; in fact, your heater may have come on this morning. The record low for the date, 44F in 1996, was tied at Newport about 6:00am.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Wind Gust…
Lincoln City: 69F/52F/29mph
Depoe Bay: 60F/52F/25mph
Forecast: There are some low clouds working their way down from the north this morning, but whether or not they make it to the Central Coast is still up in the air, so to speak. We’ll go with partly to mostly sunny for the Yachats River Valley Farm Tour, and the Farmer’s Markets in Lincoln City and Yachats today, high temps around 65F, and lighter northwest winds. Areas of fog and mostly cloudy skies are anticipated tonight with the mercury slipping to about 50F. Tomorrow, look for clearing after morning fog and low clouds, highs of 65F or so, and northwest winds 10-15 mph. Outlook is for mostly sunny and slightly warmer days with highs of 65-70F, and lows of 55F Tuesday through Thursday. Increasing clouds are expected on Friday.
Labor Day Weekend… Cloudy Saturday, chance of rain Sunday and Monday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 70-80F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy, a chance of showers and thunderstorms; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers in the Coast Range and Willamette Valley is dry pavement. For the Cascades, some wet spots in isolated showers and thunderstorms through tonight with the freezing level at 8,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are out of the N this morning 10-15 knots and seas are steep, 6 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. Areas of fog and drizzle may hamper visibility at times today, tonight and tomorrow; N winds of 15-20 knots are projected with combined lumpy seas of 6 feet at 7 seconds. Outlook is for northerlies 10-20 knots and swells/chop 3-4 feet Tuesday through Thursday.
On the Beach… Fog early, partly cloudy later, northwest breeze, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* A Water Contact Advisory is in effect for Devils Lake in Lincoln City until further notice.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/24 Sun 12:54 PM 7.22 H
08/24 Sun 06:25 PM 2.33 L
08/25 Mon 12:25 AM 8.15 H
08/25 Mon 06:56 AM 0.21 L
In Short: Areas of fog, partly sunny, lighter wind, then mixed sky.