Saturday, October 4th – Lincoln County
Summary: Newport’s record high for October 3rd is 83F set in 1991, so at 81F yesterday it was a couple of degrees shy of the mark. Waldport was also 81F on Friday, undershooting its target of 86F in 1991. While the Lincoln City temperature gauge we normally use in Oceanlake peaked at only 72F, official thermometers in the Road’s End area and down the highway at Depoe Bay both hit 76F. Yachats picked up a light sea breeze first (around noon), putting a lid on the mercury there, which stopped at 73F. As the warm east wind backed to the northwest throughout the afternoon, the cooler ocean air eventually filled in along the rest of the Central Coast, i.e., Newport fell rapidly from 81F to 72F between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. Oh, and it was sunny yesterday.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 72F/60F
Depoe Bay: 76F/57F
Forecast: Existing record highs in the 80s are safe today as we anticipate cooler conditions. It’ll still be warmer than the average high of 62F for October 4th, so we’ll be above normal with readings of 70-75F. There’ll be sunny skies and a nice breeze for the 36th Annual Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City with winds out of the north 5-15 mph. Partly cloudy tonight, low about 55F and northerly winds 5-15 mph gusting to 20. Patchy fog is possible tomorrow morning followed by sunshine and highs near 70F. Outlook is for mostly clear skies and daytime temps gradually cooling into the mid-60s as the workweek unfolds, overnight lows around 50F, patchy fog and light north winds. Long range projections are holding firm on some light rain developing next Friday night or early Saturday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 75-85F. Valley destinations will also have sunny skies with highs of 75-85F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 14,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is partly cloudy and warm with dry pavement.
Marine: The breeze is out of the N this morning at 10-15 knots and seas are about 6 feet at 10 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. We’ll be in a Summer-like wind pattern over the next several days so expect northerlies 10-15 knots gusting to 20-25 in the afternoons and evenings with lumpy mixed seas 6 feet through Monday. Outlook is for N winds 10-20 knots and choppy seas of 3-4 feet Tuesday and Wednesday.
On the Beach… Sunny, warm, breezy, surf 5 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/04 Sat 09:46 AM 7.41 H
10/04 Sat 03:31 PM 2.26 L
10/04 Sat 09:32 PM 7.93 H
10/05 Sun 04:00 AM 0.18 L
In Short: Mainly clear, warm, windy, then slowly cooling.