Sunday, September 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: Beaches and local communities appeared to have an influx of visitors yesterday as the weather was nearly ideal for an Autumn trip to the Central Coast. Abundant sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-60s provided the backdrop for outdoor activities. The northwest breeze did feel a bit chilly during the afternoon as it blew 10-15 mph with gusts to around 20. No precipitation was recorded. A few fast-moving low clouds raced by in the early evening, then skies cleared again for the bulk of the night. Areas of fog developed around 4:00am but were already dissipating by sunrise. Morning lows dropped to about 50F.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 66F/54F
Depoe Bay: 63F/50F
Forecast: A little bump in the road is on tap following another day of sunshine. For the Lincoln City and Yachats Farmers Markets today, mostly sunny with highs of 65F and a light northwest wind this afternoon. Tonight, expect clouds to arrive along with a cold front and the thermometer drifts down to 50F or so. Rain is likely tomorrow, maybe a tenth of an inch, high temps near 60F and light southwest winds. Outlook is for scattered showers on Tuesday and then back to mostly clear skies Wednesday through Sunday. Patchy fog is possible most mornings. Daytime temperatures increase late in the week to 65-70F, but the mercury could slip into the low-40s Wednesday night before rebounding to the low-50s by Friday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloudy and 70-75F. Valley destinations will have patchy fog early but becoming sunny with highs around 75F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is at 11,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mostly clear with dry pavement through tonight.
Marine: Moderate conditions exist offshore this morning with N winds around 15 knots and seas 6 feet at 9 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. Expect it to be a little lumpy today with mixed seas 4 feet at 8 seconds and N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20; patchy fog early in the day. Tonight, the breeze eases to NW 5-10 knots after midnight and seas should be down to about 3 feet. Another wind reversal is anticipated tomorrow as a cold front sweeps onshore, but it isn’t nearly as strong as last week’s storm; look for SW winds 10-15 knots, a 5 foot swell and rain on Monday. Outlook is for northerlies 10-15 knots Tuesday through Thursday with the swell rising to 5-7 feet.
On the Beach… Light fog early, sun later, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/28 Sun 08:58 AM 2.59 L
09/28 Sun 03:07 PM 8.30 H
09/28 Sun 09:54 PM 0.37 L
09/29 Mon 04:27 AM 6.57 H
In Short: Patchy fog, partly cloudy, rain, then clearing with cooler nights.