Wednesday, August 27th – Lincoln County
Summary: Fog held on along the beach in some areas yesterday until early afternoon, but most places had cleared off by midday. It was a touch cooler with high temps mostly in the low-60s. Typical Summer winds out of the northwest blew 15-20 mph with gusts into the upper-20s, and no precipitation was recorded. Low clouds and fog began edging their way in around dinnertime and the sky was overcast most of the evening and overnight. The mercury bottomed out about 50F. This morning, it was foggy on the beach with low clouds inland and there was no wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 64F/54F
Depoe Bay: 63F/49F
Forecast: There are a few tricky days ahead of us, with conflicting projections all over the weather map. While Central Coast temps and winds are pretty much nailed down for the period, sky cover and precip chances are not. So, best guess for today is clearing of the low clouds and fog in most areas, highs about 65F and light north winds. The marine layer strengthens tonight, generating patchy fog and mostly cloudy skies, low of 50-55F. Tomorrow, look for partly to mostly cloudy conditions, a light northwest breeze and seasonal thermometer readings in the mid-60s. Outlook is for mostly cloudy on Friday with a chance of showers by nightfall as a weather system approaches, highs of 60-65F, low about 55F.
Labor Day Weekend… Chance of showers Saturday and Sunday, partly sunny Monday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-90F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs near 90F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet, well above the peaks.
Marine: Winds are light northerly this morning, less than 10 knots, and seas are 4 feet at 8 seconds. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Patchy fog and drizzle may reduce visibility today, but winds should be a smidge lighter than recent days, N 10-15 knots with gusts to 20, maybe a few to 25 knots this evening. Seas are down, too, 3-4 feet at 6-8 seconds. Tonight and tomorrow, N winds 10-15 knots, windwaves 2-3 feet on a 3 foot swell, and patchy fog. Outlook is for a northerly breeze 10-15 knots on Friday easing to 5-10 knots by afternoon, seas 3 feet. Saturday and Sunday, W wind 5-10 knots, swells 5 feet and a 2-3 foot chop.
On the Beach… Fog and low clouds, becoming partly sunny, surf 2-4 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.
08/27 Wed 07:54 AM 0.64 L
08/27 Wed 02:17 PM 7.78 H
08/27 Wed 08:13 PM 1.61 L
08/28 Thu 02:16 AM 7.59 H
In Short: Patchy fog, partial clearing, light breezes, then mixed sky.