Tuesday, August 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: The last of the smoke was gone by around noon yesterday as the sea breeze filled-in, blowing 10-15 mph gusting into the 20s most of the afternoon. Lots of sunshine plus thermometer readings in the 60s gave us a real beaut. The wind died right after sunset and scattered clouds with marine haze carried the night; lows were chilly, in the 40s, in all of our communities. At sunrise, clear skies ruled the Central Coast and the wind was wafting lightly out of the east.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 69F/48F
Depoe Bay: 63F/49F
Forecast: Today will probably be the last Summer stunner for a while. Expect sunny skies, highs around 65F and sea breezes gusting 20-25 mph this afternoon. Partly cloudy with patchy fog tonight, lows of 45-50F. Tomorrow, partly sunny after morning fog and the mercury holds at 65F. Outlook is for increasing clouds and patchy drizzle Thursday, a slight chance of rain Friday, and then an early-season weather system brings rain and/or showers Saturday through Monday; gusty southwest winds are projected with seasonal temperatures between 50F and 65F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 80-85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light west wind, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there’s bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; mostly sunny, the free air freezing level is 13,000 feet.
Outdoor burning remains banned in most locations including Oregon State Parks and on all ocean beaches.
Marine: Winds are NNE 10 knots this morning with seas 5 feet at 10 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through this evening. N winds rising to 10-15 knots gusting 25 today and tonight, mixed swells/windwaves 4-5 feet. Tomorrow, northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20 with swells around 4 feet and a 2 foot chop. Outlook is for a change to southerlies beginning Thursday, 5-10 knots, then 10-15 knots Friday and 20-25 knots on Saturday as the first bona fide front of the season arrives; seas 4-6 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
Notice to Mariners… Positions of the Depoe Bay range lights have been altered on Chart 18561. Change: Depoe Bay Entrance Range Front Light from 44-48-33.480N, 124-03-42.809W to 44-48-33.487N, 124-03-42.816W; Depoe Bay Entrance Range Rear Light from 44-48-33.511N, 124-03-41.164W to 44-48-33.505N, 124-03-42.170W.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
* Beach fires are prohibited under the current open-burning ban.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/25 Tue 10:05 AM 6.03 H
08/25 Tue 02:57 PM 3.41 L
08/25 Tue 09:09 PM 8.22 H
08/26 Wed 04:14 AM 0.11 L
In Short: Mainly clear, windy, patchy fog, then increasing clouds and rain.