Thursday, September 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: After running full blast Tuesday night, the spigot was down to a slow drip yesterday and rainfall amounts were light. Southwest winds blew 15-25 mph; Yachats had the highest gust at 29 mph. An occasional sucker hole allowed the Sun to peer through the gray and the mercury rose to the mid-60s; Waldport was warmest, reaching 68F. Mostly cloudy skies took us through the evening and overnight period with low temps relatively warm in the upper-50s. This morning, broken overcast and a light east wind greeted early risers. There are equal portions of daylight and dark today, exactly 12 hours each. Beginning tomorrow, the nights will be longer than the days until March 22nd.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/59F/<0.01” Depoe Bay: 64F/57F/0.01” Newport: 66F/55F/0.02” Waldport: 68F/57F/0.01” Yachats: 64F/59F/0.01” Forecast: The plumber should be here in time to fix the dripping faucet by this weekend. It’s too bad he can’t fix electronics, too, because today’s forecast includes an added measure of guesswork. National Weather Service radar is on the blink, so we can’t see how numerous the showers are offshore. A few drops will probably make it to the Central Coast, along with a slight chance of thunderstorms. High today about 60F and still breezy; expect southwest winds of 15-20 mph possibly gusting to 30. Tonight and tomorrow, look for scattered showers, a slight chance of thunderstorms, highs around 60F, lows of 50-55F and diminishing southwest winds. Outlook is for drying over the weekend with the thermometer rising to 65F or so, partly to mostly sunny skies and a light breeze. Another weather disturbance is anticipated to bring more rain early next week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, showers, chance of thunderstorms and 65-70F. Valley destinations will have showers and a chance of thunderstorms with highs around 70F. For the Cascades, scattered showers; the freezing level is at 7,500 feet.
Marine: While seas peaked around 20 feet yesterday, they’re down to 12 feet this morning but are steep with a 12 second period; winds are SSE 15-20 knots. As of 7:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to all recreational and uninspected passenger vessels. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to recreational and uninspected passenger vessels 40 feet and less. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect for winds through late tonight. A Small Craft Advisory for seas is in place until late tonight as well. S winds today 15-20 knots with gusts of 25-30, seas 10-12 feet and a slight chance of thunderstorms. Tonight, look for southerlies 20-25 knots easing to 15-20 knots late with a W swell 9-10 feet and 6 foot windwaves. Tomorrow, SW winds 10-15 knots, seas around 9 feet and a 3 foot chop on top. Outlook is for light N to NW winds Saturday and Sunday, seas 6-8 feet.
On the Beach… Showers, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 8-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/25 Thu 07:19 AM 1.44 L
09/25 Thu 01:30 PM 8.25 H
09/25 Thu 07:50 PM 0.58 L
09/26 Fri 02:06 AM 7.45 H
In Short: Showers, windy, then clearing and drying.