Thursday, October 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: We should ask for our money back. Apparently, 2014 calendars are faulty. The weather was undeniably more in the realm of June yesterday, even if the calendar indicated October. There was plentiful sunshine, the thermometer rose into the mid-60s, northwest winds blew 10-15 mph and no precipitation was recorded. In the evening, an ideal quantity of scattered clouds allowed composition of terrific sunset photos. Skies remained mostly clear overnight and the waxing gibbous Moon really lit up the place. Cool temperature readings early this morning in the upper-40s were the only hint of the actual season. Elsewhere in the state, they must have purchased proper calendars – Lakeview dropped to 23F early today.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 64F/53F
Depoe Bay: 63F/50F
Forecast: Although Autumn started off with a big bang, Summer wasn’t obliterated, so we’ll be seeing a week or better of dry and warm weather. Probably not record-breaking high temps (for example, today’s historic high is 75F in 1933, and tomorrow’s record is 83F set in 1991), but loads of sunshine with 65-70F. The warmest days ought to be Friday, Saturday and Sunday when a smidge above 70F is conceivable. Overnights lows are expected to rebound from today’s upper-40s to the mid-50s. One thing that’ll help thwart any confusion between June and October is the lighter northerly winds, which shouldn’t rise much past 10-15 mph. Outlook is for continued mostly clear with warm afternoons well into the week ahead. A chance of rain looms for next Friday or Saturday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 70-75F. Valley destinations will also have sunny skies with highs of 70-75F. For the Cascades, mostly sunny; the freezing level is at 13,000 feet.
Marine: Winds are out of the NE at 10-15 knots this morning with seas 4 feet at 8 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. We’ll be in somewhat of a Summer weather pattern for the next several days with sunshine, northerlies 10-15 knots gusting to 20 in the afternoons and evenings, and choppy seas 3-4 feet through Friday. Outlook for Saturday through Monday is N wind 15-20 knots and swells rising to about 6 feet with 4-5 foot windwaves.
On the Beach… Sunny, warm, light breeze, surf 4-5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/02 Thu 07:52 AM 6.41 H
10/02 Thu 01:03 PM 3.46 L
10/02 Thu 07:02 PM 7.59 H
10/03 Fri 02:04 AM 0.40 L
In Short: Mainly clear, warm, north winds, then repeat.