Saturday, August 15th – Lincoln County
Summary: Overcast, fog, light southwest winds and drizzle kick-started yesterday with those conditions prevailing until afternoon when it actually rained. Nothing for the record books, certainly, but precipitation amounts did come in around a tenth of an inch. Yachats picked up the blue ribbon with 0.12”. The last of the measurable rain fell around sunset and we began seeing some holes in the clouds overnight. Fog redeveloped about 4:00am under scattered clouds. At daybreak, there was still some fog in places, the clouds were starting to break up and it was calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 64F/58F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 63F/56F/0.10”
Forecast: Lincoln County Fair-goers will have a better go of it today as the Summer switch is thrown to the ‘on’ position, the clouds dissipate and mostly sunny skies are expected with a high of 65F. The only fly in the ointment will be a stiff afternoon nor’wester. It should be mostly clear tonight, lows of 50-55F. For the Fair’s final day tomorrow, more sunshine, highs near 65F and a tad windy. Outlook is for mainly clear with seasonal temperatures and afternoon/evening sea breezes Monday through Friday.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly cloud with 70-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for gradual clearing, light west winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s dry pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 12,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry roads through tomorrow night.
Marine: Not much for wind this morning, NW 5-10 knots, but seas are higher, 6 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory is in effect from this afternoon through late tonight for N winds rising to 15-20 knots gusting 25 with 5 foot windwaves at 6 seconds. Tonight, the breeze eases a little after midnight to N 15 knots, then ramps-up again tomorrow to 20-25 knots by afternoon and chop building to 6-7 feet. Outlook is for northerlies Monday through Wednesday 15-25 knots with mixed swells/windwaves 5-6 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, mostly sunny, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* The public health advisory is still in effect for high levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Seal Rock State Park Beach in Lincoln County. Details are available here.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/15 Sat 07:31 AM -0.17 L
08/15 Sat 02:00 PM 7.54 H
08/15 Sat 07:36 PM 2.15 L
08/16 Sun 01:34 AM 8.17 H
In Short: Fog early, clearing, windy, then mainly clear with sea breezes.