Sunday, August 9th – Lincoln County
Summary: There wasn’t enough to green-up your lawn, but we did receive a light splash of precipitation yesterday. Totals ranged from Depoe Bay’s just-measurable 0.01” to Lincoln City’s 0.05”. Most of it fell as drizzle while a southwest wind blew 10-15 mph in the mid-afternoon and the mercury reached the middle to upper 60s. Fog and marine clouds were the rule after sunset and persisted overnight as the breeze faded away; lows were pretty much nailed down at 55F. This morning, the beaches were socked-in with fog but skies were clearing west of 101 and it was calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/57F/0.05”
Depoe Bay: 63F/55F/0.01”
Forecast: The atmosphere’s current state is a headache for meteorologists trying to paint an accurate forecast. Several colors are accessible including six different shades of low pressure system on our peripheral palette. How these brush out is anybody’s guess, but the picture that’s emerging is a real Picasso. The form will be abstract over the next few days, so expect mixed skies, maybe some showers, possible thunderstorms, foggy at times, light winds and seasonal temperatures. Outlook is for slowly returning to Gauguin’s sunny canvas with warmer temperatures by next weekend.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting partly sunny and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny skies, light west winds, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; partly sunny, chance of showers and thunderstorms, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry roads through tonight.
Marine: Seas and breeze are negligible this morning, SE wind 5-10 knots and swells 4 feet at 8 seconds. Variable winds 5 knots today with swells remaining 4 feet at 8 seconds. Southerlies 5-10 knots tonight and tomorrow, swells 4 feet. Outlook is for mainly SW winds 5-10 knots Tuesday through Thursday, swells 3-4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
Notice to Mariners… On Monday, August 10th, the US Coast Guard will begin AIS Application Specific Message (AIS-ASM) testing. The test transmissions will occur between 0001-2359Z, 7 days a week. The test messages can be identified by their Maritime Mobile Service (MMSI) number: 300669139 or 00366613 and by the words “USCG TEST” within the contents of the message. Mariners are requested to contact the USCG Navigation Center at 1-703-313-5900 or TIS-PF-NISWS@uscg.mil with any questions, comments, or to report any safety and/or operational impacts caused by this testing.
On the Beach… Fog, drizzle, clouds, sunshine, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/09 Sun 09:42 AM 6.12 H
08/09 Sun 02:40 PM 3.12 L
08/09 Sun 08:59 PM 8.59 H
08/10 Mon 04:06 AM -0.01 L
In Short: Clouds and clearing, patchy fog, a chance of drizzle, then mixed conditions all week.