Wednesday, October 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: A few showers paid a visit to our area as predicted yesterday, though rainfall amounts were generally light. The heaviest shower rolled through Lincoln City, while the south end of the Central Coast received barely measureable precipitation. Sunshine mixed with a few clouds and high temps cruised up to the mid-60s. Scattered clouds hung around through sunset and into late evening before skies cleared completely and lows dropped close to 50F; Newport had 48F for the lowest reading. Overnight saw a few low clouds and some patchy fog. This morning, mostly blue sky greeted the Sun and the wind was light out of the east. The Moon reaches its First Quarter at 12:33pm today. A lunar eclipse will be visible (sky permitting) next Wednesday, October 8th.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/54F/0.09”
Depoe Bay: 64F/51F/0.03”
September 2014 – 2.12”
September Avg. – 2.39”
Thus far in 2014 – 35.15”
Annual Average – 67.77”
Highest was 91F on the 5th, a new record for the date
Lowest was 42F on the 15th
Peak gust was 37mph on the 23rd
Forecast: Summer may have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, out the door. Sorry, Pluviophiles, we’re in for another stretch of warm and dry weather. For the Waldport Wednesday Market today, expect mostly sunny skies with highs of 65F and light winds. Patchy fog tonight, lows around 50F. Tomorrow should be a rerun of today as we see lots of sunshine after patchy morning fog and high temps near 65F. Outlook is for warmer afternoons Friday and on through the weekend with the mercury climbing to 65-70F, overnight lows 50-55F, mainly clear days, partly cloudy nights, patchy fog, and light northeast winds. Long range projections show no more rain until around Friday of next week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 60-70F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 65-70F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is at 11,000 feet. Santiam Pass on Highway 20 was down to 35F with possible spots of frost on the pavement this morning, becoming the first mention of Winter-like travel weather this season.
Marine: The breeze is NNE at 10 knots this morning and seas are holding near 7 feet at 11 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. For today and tonight, N winds 5-10 knots gusting to 15 with 6-7 foot seas. Swells drop to 4 feet tomorrow and winds stay about the same, 10-15 knots out of the NE. Outlook is for northerlies 10-15 knots with occasional gusts to 20 through the weekend. Seas 4 feet Friday but building to 6-7 feet on Saturday and Sunday.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, sunny, surf 5-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/01 Wed 11:41 AM 3.55 L
10/01 Wed 05:46 PM 7.70 H
10/02 Thu 12:57 AM 0.50 L
10/02 Thu 07:52 AM 6.41 H
In Short: Mainly clear, then cool nights, warm days.