Tuesday, September 30th – Lincoln County
Summary: Showers infected the area on schedule just before noon yesterday, producing rainfall amounts between a quarter and a third of an inch (which was a little more intense than the diagnosis). Lincoln City received the most precipitation, Waldport the least. The bulk of the wet stuff arrived in heavier showers occurring after midnight. Monday’s high temperatures came in in the low-60s, and southwest winds blew 15-20 mph with some higher gusts. This morning, a few showers were still on the radar, lurking offshore, the sky showed signs of breaking up, and the mercury was in the 50s.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/55F/0.36”
Depoe Bay: 62F/55F/0.22”
Forecast: The prognosis is for slow healing today albeit rain showers may mar our otherwise speedy recuperation. The pathogen is a cool, northwest flow that is carrying a few clots of moisture, and they’re headed this way. By nightfall, the threat of additional complications should pass, the rain goes into remission and we’re on the road to recovery. The thermometer is expected to bounce between the chills and a fever as nighttime readings drop into the 40s, but daytime highs rebound later in the week to 65-70F. Outlook is for mostly sunny days, partly to mostly cloudy nights and patchy fog Thursday through Monday.
Travel: Expect flagged delays up to 20 minutes for paving of the Depoe Bay Bridge approaches on Highway 101 between 7:00pm tonight and 5:30am tomorrow morning. In the Coast Range today, scattered showers and 60-65F. Valley destinations will have a few showers with highs around 65F. For the Cascades, showers, breezy; the snow level is at 6,000 feet. Any snowfall is predicted to be above the Cascade highway passes.
Marine: NW winds are 10-15 knots this morning with seas of 7 feet at 11 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to recreational vessels 18 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is unrestricted. The forecast for today and tonight is the same as current conditions, i.e., NW winds 10-15 knots and a NW swell of 7 feet at 11 seconds. Tomorrow, expect northerlies 10 knots gusting 15 with seas 6 feet. Outlook is for mainly N wind 5-15 knots, swells 6-8 feet and 2-3 foot chop Thursday through the weekend.
On the Beach… Showers, partly sunny, surf 7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/30 Tue 10:32 AM 3.34 L
09/30 Tue 04:41 PM 7.93 H
09/30 Tue 11:49 PM 0.50 L
10/01 Wed 06:40 AM 6.22 H
In Short: Showers, then drying and clearing, cooler nights, warmer days.