WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY

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Weather or Not: C’mon, Autumn

Chris Burns Weather

Sunday, October 5th – Lincoln County

Summary: There are some things about Autumn that seem to cheer the soul – crisp nights, leaves turning, getting firewood, Winter prep, apple cider, storm watching, Halloween decorations, et al. “I miss Fall,” has been a popular phrase around the area recently. But there’s no quick fix on the horizon for this yearning, as evidenced by yesterday’s continued sunny and warm weather. Highs were mostly in the 70s, with our southern section a little cooler. Northwest winds blew 10-20 mph with occasional gusts near 25 and no precipitation was recorded. Skies stayed mainly clear through the evening and overnight with lows in the 50s. This morning, it was all blue sky with a light northeast wind.

Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 75F/57F
Depoe Bay: 72F/56F
Newport: 77F/52F
Waldport: 67F/51F
Yachats: 68F/51F

Forecast: While some of us desire the change of seasons, folks participating in the Fall Kite Festival in Lincoln City are probably glad that Autumn is being held in abeyance. Summertime weather is on tap again today with sunshine, highs of 70-75F and kite-flying winds out of the north at 10-15 mph. The best kite breeze will be around midday before gusts up to 30 mph develop this afternoon and evening. Cooler thermometer readings are anticipated tomorrow, topping out at 65-70F, mostly sunny after patchy morning fog and a breezy afternoon. Outlook is for the cooling trend to continue with near seasonal highs around 65F, lows of 50-55F, mostly clear skies and variable strength northwest winds Tuesday through Friday. Onshore flow with a chance of rain is still conceivable by next weekend.

Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny, breezy in the higher terrain and 80-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 80-85F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level rising to 15,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is partly cloudy and warm with dry pavement.

Marine: There is a light ENE wind near shore this morning, but it’s blowing N 10-15 knots offshore with 6 foot seas at 10 seconds. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay and Yaquina Bay bars are unrestricted. A Small Craft Advisory for winds goes into effect at 1:00pm this afternoon and runs through this evening. Expect northerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 and 5-6 foot choppy seas. The breeze builds to 20-25 knots this evening, but eases after midnight to 15-20 knots. Tomorrow, look for a rerun as N winds again gust to 25 knots in the afternoon and evening with lumpy seas 4-5 feet. Outlook is for the Summer-like pattern to continue Tuesday through Thursday with daily northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20-25 and choppy seas around 4 feet.

On the Beach… Sunny, warm, breezy, 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.
* Tides
10/05 Sun 10:32 AM 8.03 H
10/05 Sun 04:29 PM 1.38 L
10/05 Sun 10:35 PM 8.21 H
10/06 Mon 04:50 AM 0.20 L

In Short: Mainly clear, warm, windy, then gradual cooling.

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