Saturday, September 27th – Lincoln County
Summary: We had our triplet yesterday with conditions almost identical to the previous two days. The mercury topped out in the mid-60s; there was sunshine but also a handful of light rain showers. Lincoln City received the most moisture and Yachats the warmest temperature. Southwest winds of 10-15 mph gusted into the low-20s. The southerly wind flow ended abruptly at sunset and it went dead calm. When a light breeze returned about 2:00am, it came from the north. Skies were mixed overnight. At times the Milky Way was visible but during other spells, not so much. Fog and low clouds developed just before daybreak and the wind was out of the northeast less than 10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/54F/0.11”
Depoe Bay: 65F/54F/<0.01” Newport: 64F/52F/<0.01” Waldport: 66F/56F/<0.01” Yachats: 67F/55F/0.01” Forecast: You can watch and listen to all the human weather prognosticators you please, but the surest sights and sounds of Fall are right above your head. ‘V’ formations of Canada geese are honkin’ and headin’ south foretelling a change to the cooler season ahead. There are still plenty of pleasant days on tap, though, like this weekend. For today’s National Public Lands Day events at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, mostly sunny skies, high of 65F or so, and light, friendly northwest winds. Expect areas of fog tonight and tomorrow morning with low temps around 50F. Tomorrow, look for partly to mostly sunny skies after the fog burns off, the thermometer rising to 65F. Outlook is for increasing clouds Sunday night, rain on Monday, showers Tuesday, then clearing, drying and warming Wednesday through next weekend. Albeit daytime highs may be up around 65-70F, nighttime temperatures will begin feeling more like Autumn, dropping into the 40s.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, fog, partly sunny and 65-70F. Valley destinations can expect fog early but becoming sunny with highs of 70-75F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is foggy nights and mornings followed by partly to mostly sunny afternoons with dry pavement.
Marine: The anticipated wind reversal happened overnight so the breeze is from the N this morning at about 10 knots and seas are 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 20 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. For today, N winds 5-10 knots gusting to 15 in the afternoon along with a NW swell of 7 feet. The wind picks up a little tonight, N 10-15 knots gusting 20, swells 6 feet and 3 foot windwaves. Northerlies continue tomorrow at 10-15 knots but the swell drops to 4 feet. Outlook is for a cold front to arrive Monday with the breeze switching back to S 5-10 knots, seas 6 feet and rain. Tuesday and Wednesday, NW winds 5-10 knots with a westerly swell of 6-7 feet.
On the Beach… Fog early, sun later, surf 5-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/27 Sat 08:22 AM 2.17 L
09/27 Sat 02:31 PM 8.36 H
09/27 Sat 09:08 PM 0.35 L
09/28 Sun 03:34 AM 6.90 H
In Short: Mainly clear, fog, brief rain, then mixed sky and cooler nights.