Saturday, September 13th – Lincoln County
Summary: Compared to Thursday, high temperatures were reversed yesterday – Lincoln City and the northern section was the warmest with the southern region and Yachats the coolest. Copious sunshine prevailed but a northwesterly breeze of 10-15 mph brought in some cool ocean air and kept a lid on the thermometer. Skies remained clear during the evening and overnight, but the bright waning gibbous Moon and city lights dampened chances for a glimpse of the Northern Lights. It was clear at daybreak, except for a little haze along the beaches, with a light south wind and low temps in the mid-40s to mid-50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 79F/54F
Depoe Bay: 67F/53F
Forecast: With about a week remaining in our calendared Summer, the sunny and warm weather is expected to continue for at least a few more days before the first bona fide signs of Fall arrive. For today’s Glass Art Drop in Lincoln City and the Farmers Markets in Newport and Waldport, look for sunshine, highs of 70-75F and light winds. We may see some patchy fog overnight with lows of 50F or so. Tomorrow, another sunny day and the mercury climbs to about 70F. Outlook is for patchy fog but mostly sunny on Monday, cooler with a high of 65F. By Tuesday there’s a chance of drizzle, followed by an increasing possibility of showers or light rain Wednesday through Friday.
Travel: A Red Flag Warning is in effect for all of Northwest Oregon from the Coast Range to the Cascades for today through 8:00pm Sunday. Highway 18 Business is closed for construction through the weekend about 2 miles east of Willamina, which may cause some delays on the main stretch of Highway 18 through that area. 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 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is for clear, warm and dry pavement.
Marine: Seas are steep at the Rockpile this morning, square 6 footers at 6 seconds, but winds are nearly calm. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 5-10 knots gusting 15 this evening and seas 3-5 feet. Tomorrow, a light E breeze veers to SW 5 knots in the afternoon and seas subside to 2 feet. Outlook is for a change to begin during the week with southerlies 5-10 knots, patchy fog and seas of 2 feet on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday, a deteriorating storm system brings S winds 10-15 knots with a 5-6 foot swell and 3 foot chop on top.
On the Beach… Sunny, light breeze, surf 2 feet (low).
* A reminder for people from the hot Valley coming to the cool Coast to escape the heat; the ocean and area rivers are very cold and swimming in them can quickly lead to hypothermia and drowning.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/13 Sat 09:42 AM 1.93 L
09/13 Sat 03:56 PM 8.76 H
09/13 Sat 10:39 PM 0.19 L
09/14 Sun 05:07 AM 6.84 H
In Short: Mainly clear, light winds, warm, then cloudier with rain midweek.