Monday, August 31st – Lincoln County
Summary: Except for one healthy shower that rolled through yesterday morning, most of the day was dry with a mixed sky. Several trips to the closet may have been necessary as sensible wardrobe selections ranged from raingear to tee-shirts. Precipitation totals were just a couple hundredths of an inch and the sou’wester peaked around 25 mph. The thermometer stopped in the upper-60s. Scattered clouds and light winds carried the night; lows were rather warm, just below 60F. At daybreak, it was mostly cloudy, dry and dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 66F/59F/0.04”
Depoe Bay: 64F/57F/0.03”
Forecast: It looks like the next weather front will come ashore north of the Central Coast, so we shouldn’t see much more than a few sprinkles today and tonight, along with some sunbreaks and southwest winds 10-15 mph gusting 20 or so. Tomorrow, a stronger front spins out of an offshore low pressure system bringing a 50-50 chance of rain. Outlook is for slowly decreasing shower activity Wednesday through Friday, longer clearing periods and marginally cooler with highs of 60-65F and lows of 50-55F.
Labor Day Weekend… Mostly clear, afternoon/evening sea breezes, high 65F, low 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, a slight chance of rain with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sprinkles, partial clearing and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for occasional sprinkles, light west winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there’s damp pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; chance of light rain, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for Northwest Oregon travelers over the long Labor Day weekend is dry roads all three days.
Marine: Offshore southerlies continue blowing this morning at 15-20 knots with seas running 7-8 feet at 11 seconds. Expect SW winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 today and seas 9 feet at 12 seconds subsiding to 7 feet at 10 seconds. For tonight and tomorrow, sou’westers 5-15 knots occasionally gusting 20 with swells holding around 7 feet at 11 seconds. Outlook is for a return to NW winds 10-15 knots Wednesday through Friday, swells 7-8 feet dropping to 4 feet by the weekend. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sprinkles, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 6-7 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
08/31 Mon 07:57 AM -1.01 L
08/31 Mon 02:24 PM 8.82 H
08/31 Mon 08:22 PM -0.17 L
09/01 Tue 02:37 AM 8.59 H
In Short: Sprinkles, partial clearing, windy, light rain, then slow drying.