Monday, October 6th – Lincoln County
Summary: As anticipated, high temperatures were just a shade cooler yesterday, though regionally a trio of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington communities hit record highs (see below). We had wall-to-wall sunshine, a northwest breeze of 15-25 mph and no precipitation. Skies remained mostly clear up through sunset when a light haze developed. Overnight, the haze evolved into fog along the beaches and low temps were in the 50s. At first light this morning, there was blue sky but remnant patchy fog over the sand and a northeast wind about 10 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 72F/59F
Depoe Bay: 70F/56F
Regional Record Highs…
Hood River: 86F breaks 85F in 1980
McMinnville: 88F ties 88F in 1980
Vancouver: 85F ties 85F in 1952
Forecast: It’s looking more and more like we’re on the last lap of sunny and unseasonably warm weather. But, you still have a few more days to race through your outdoor projects or maybe throw a barbecue in Summer’s winner’s circle. We could begin seeing a few clouds as early as this evening, high temperatures today 65-70F and lighter northwest winds. Tonight, marine clouds may build in, along with some patchy fog; lows around 55F. Morning clouds and patchy fog are expected tomorrow and then gradually becoming mostly sunny with thermometers rising to the upper-60s. Outlook is for partly sunny on Wednesday and Thursday, high near 65F, lows of 50-55F. Starting Friday, there’s a chance of rain, which increases through the weekend. The latest long range projections show rain all next week with seasonal highs of 60F or so and lows about 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny and 80-85F. Valley destinations will have sunny skies with highs of 75-85F. For the Cascades, sunny; the freezing level is at 15,000 feet.
Marine: N winds 10-15 knots are blowing across local waters this morning and seas are 5-6 feet 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 late tonight. N winds rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 today with a W swell of 5 feet and 4 foot windwaves. Early tonight, northerlies 20-25 knots, after midnight easing to 15-20 knots; chop building to 5 feet. Tomorrow, N winds 15-20 knots and lumpy 4 foot seas. Outlook is for northerlies 5-15 knots Wednesday through Friday and westerly swells 3-5 feet. Stormy, southwest weather may begin by Saturday.
On the Beach… Fog, becoming sunny, breezy, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/06 Mon 11:13 AM 8.64 H
10/06 Mon 05:21 PM 0.52 L
10/06 Mon 11:32 PM 8.42 H
10/07 Tue 05:35 AM 0.36 L
In Short: Patchy fog, otherwise clear, windy, then rain by weekend.