Monday, August 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: Mostly sunny skies prevailed yesterday as a minor weather disturbance to our north didn’t have the necessary oomph to transport any serious cloud cover into our area. High temperatures were once again in the 60s and lows dipped to the upper-40s in some Central Coast locations. Northwest winds were lighter at 10-15 mph with a few gusts into the low-20s. No precipitation was recorded. By evening, the breeze faded and fog/haze developed along the beaches. Overnight, it was mainly clear except for a handful of scattered clouds; winds were calm. This morning, there was blue sky inland, fog at the beach line and no breeze.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 68F/57F
Depoe Bay: 66F/50F
Forecast: While the official calendared Summer doesn’t end for another month, we’re in the home stretch of the Summer vacation season as kids head back to school next week. And, it appears the weather will be fairly cooperative for those who have outdoor activities planned over the days ahead. Look for mostly sunny skies today, highs of 65F, patchy fog and northwest winds ramping up this afternoon. Tonight, partly cloudy, patchy fog, lows of 50-55F. More sun is anticipated for tomorrow, maybe a little warmer at 65-70F, and lighter northwest winds. Outlook is for partly to mostly sunny days, partly to mostly cloudy nights, patchy fog, highs of 65F and lows of 55F through Friday.
Labor Day Weekend… Chance of showers Saturday and Sunday, partly cloudy Monday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-90F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 85-90F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 11,000 feet.
Marine: Foggy and calm conditions exist near shore, but NNE winds are 10-15 knots with seas 6 feet at 8 seconds farther offshore this morning. 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 winds goes into effect at noon and lasts through late tonight. By this afternoon, northerlies build to 15-20 knots gusting to 25 along with choppy 5-6 foot seas at 7 seconds. Winds ease to 15-20 knots after midnight but rise again tomorrow to N 15-25 knots; combined lumpy seas of 5-6 feet at 8 seconds. Outlook is for a decreasing breeze Wednesday through Friday, N 10-15 knots, and seas 3-5 feet. Patchy fog is possible all week.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, mostly sunny, breezy, 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.
08/25 Mon 06:56 AM 0.21 L
08/25 Mon 01:22 PM 7.44 H
08/25 Mon 07:01 PM 2.04 L
08/26 Tue 01:02 AM 8.06 H
In Short: Patchy fog, mainly clear, windy, then partly cloudy.