Friday, Nov. 7th – Lincoln County
Summary: The rain wrapped up around noon yesterday and the breeze faded to below 10 mph by early afternoon as we said sayonara to the last storm for a while. Skies gradually cleared and the mercury rose to 60F. Following an elegant sunset, the Full Beaver (or Frost) Moon ruled the night sky with only a handful of transient high clouds passing in front of it. Fog developed around 2:00am, but you could still see the Man in the Moon beaming down on his nocturnal domain. Temps dropped into the 40s adding an Autumn ambiance to the night. At sunrise, patchy fog hung on in some areas, a cheery blue hue covered the sky above and winds were next to nothin’.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain…
Lincoln City: 60F/48F/30mph/0.39”
Depoe Bay: 59F/47F/27mph/0.17”
Forecast: Our hard-earned break from stormy weather begins today. Mostly sunny skies, highs of 55-60F and light winds should make for a very pleasant TGIF. Tonight will again feel Fallish (if that’s a word) with the thermometer dipping to 45F or so and patchy fog developing. It should be another nice one tomorrow – more sunshine after morning fog, highs about 60F and light northeast winds. Outlook is for a quick weather disturbance to pass through the Central Coast on Sunday bringing a chance of a little light rain. Then partly to mostly clear skies return for Monday and Tuesday, though blustery and cool east winds may accompany the sunshine during this period. Projections show a potential return to wet and breezy weather about midweek.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, patchy fog, partly sunny and 55-60F. Valley destinations have dense fog this morning, turning sunny this afternoon with highs of 60F. For the Cascades, partly cloudy; the freezing level is 7,000 feet with spots of ice on the highway passes until midday. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly clear with dry pavement but showers possible by Sunday.
Marine: Seas are still rough, 11 feet at 8 seconds this morning, and there are areas of fog but winds are light out of the NE 5-10 knots. As of 8:00am, Depoe Bay bar is closed to all recreational vessels, and to uninspected passenger vessels 36 feet and less. Yaquina Bay bar is closed to all recreational and uninspected passenger vessels. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect until noon when they’re expected to fall below 10 feet; the breeze shouldn’t be an issue today, wafting out of the ENE around 10 knots. Tonight, NE winds 10 knots, a W swell of 7 feet and patchy fog. You might actually be able to get out on the ocean for some bottom fishing tomorrow as NW winds of 10 knots or so drift across rounded swells of 6 feet at 12 seconds. Outlook is for a smidge more wind on Sunday, W 10-15 knots, with swells 8 feet and 3 foot windwaves. Outlook is for NE winds 10-15 knots on Monday, veering SE and rising to 20 knots on Tuesday. Seas through the extended period are projected to stay below 10 feet.
On the Beach… Fog, sunshine, surf 6-10 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
11/07 Fri 11:41 AM 9.73 H
11/07 Fri 06:28 PM -1.03 L
11/08 Sat 01:04 AM 7.79 H
11/08 Sat 06:21 AM 2.59 L
In Short: Fog, mostly clear, brief rain, then more clearing but cooler.