Monday, September 8th – Lincoln County
Summary: Somewhat stagnant weather yesterday as the overcast hung around and the sun struggled to break through. The thermometer again played tag with 60F; Lincoln City and Yachats had the warmest readings. Winds were light and variable, and no precipitation was recorded. Skies remained cloudy through the evening and all night. This morning, there was light fog in spots, overcast skies and calm winds. The full Harvest Moon rises at 7:16pm tonight, and becomes a ‘supermoon’ at 10:30pm when it reaches the closest point to Earth on its current orbit, 222,692 miles. Supermoons are a visual phenomenon that makes them appear larger in the sky than they actually are.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 63F/57F
Depoe Bay: 56F/52F
Forecast: Whether or not you are able to view tonight’s supermoon is a matter of meteorological conjecture. With about two weeks of Summer left on the calendar, we are expecting conditions to improve again with further clearing, but it’s going to be a slow mending process. Granted, there should be more sunshine today than yesterday’s fleeting glimpses, but some amount of low-level marine cloudiness is projected to last through early tomorrow; patchy fog and a chance of drizzle remain part of the prognosis, too. High today 60-65F, low tonight 50-55F. Tomorrow, look for partly to mostly sunny skies, high 65F and light northwest winds. Outlook is for mostly clear from Wednesday through Friday; maybe a little warmer, as highs reach 65-70F and lows stop around 55F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 70-80F. Valley destinations will also have mostly sunny skies with highs of 75-80F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is at 13,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are out of the N this morning, 10-15 knots, and seas are 3 feet at 16 seconds. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Offshore today and tonight, NW winds 5-10 knots gusting 15 with two swell trains – one NW 3 feet at 7 seconds, the other SW 3 feet at 15 seconds. Chance of fog and drizzle tomorrow morning and light westerly winds 5 knots. Outlook is for northerlies 5-15 knots and seas 3-4 feet Wednesday through Friday. NOTICE TO MARINERS: The Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) project is underway. This global network of ocean data retrieval instruments (and free access to the resultant information) includes underwater gliders, surface and sub-surface buoys and specific benthic sites, all linked together by submarine cables. OOI now has a special web page for ocean fishermen where you can check on the status of cable-laying operations in local waters, like the work underway NE of Stonewall Bank. Go here for the OOI Fishing Community page. Or, go here for the latest OOI Safety Advisory for the Central Coast.
On the Beach… Fog, low clouds, possible sunbreaks, surf 3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/08 Mon 06:04 AM -0.70 L
09/08 Mon 12:28 PM 8.57 H
09/08 Mon 06:20 PM 0.72 L
09/09 Tue 12:30 AM 9.28 H
In Short: Fog, mainly cloudy, drizzle, then slow clearing and warming.