Wednesday, Sep. 2nd – Lincoln County
Summary: 57F was quite popular for a low temperature yesterday; that’s what all of our reporting communities recorded. There was, however, much disparity on precipitation totals. Lincoln City had the heaviest shower and received two-tenths of an inch, while just down the road, Newport had the lightest rain with only a hundredth of an inch in the gauge. Light southwest winds never gusted above 20 mph. The Sun gave us a bright morning but for the rest of the day and on through last night, scattered clouds to full overcast created mainly drab skies. At daybreak, it was mostly cloudy with some showers in the area and dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 67F/57F/0.20”
Depoe Bay: 64F/57F/0.03”
Forecast: We’re not quite out of the woods yet. Showers remain possible today through early Friday, but chances are steadily fading. There should be increasingly longer sunbreaks intermingled with the clouds, too. The mercury may be running a touch cooler; high temperatures of 60-65F are projected and lows could dip into the upper-40s, albeit mainly 50-55F. It still looks like the weekend will be dry.
Labor Day Weekend… Partly cloudy, patchy fog, north winds, high 65F, low 50-55F.
Fire Ban: Sorry, campers, no campfires allowed over the holiday weekend. The statewide Oregon State Park ban on open flames will continue for another week, this includes all Oregon Coast beaches. While temperatures have moderated in some areas and a little rain has fallen, especially in the Willamette Valley and on the Coast, conditions have not improved enough to warrant relaxing the restriction. Propane stoves and charcoal briquettes for cooking are not covered under the statewide ban, but some parks have more restrictive prohibitions in place that do cover briquettes. Before traveling, you should verify what’s allowed at your destination by calling the specific park, or phoning the Oregon State Parks toll-free information line at 800-551-6949, or looking up the park online here. The restriction will be reviewed again next week.
Travel: In the Coast Range today, partly sunny, a chance of showers with 60-70F. Valley destinations are expecting partial clearing, showers and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, showers likely, moderate southwest winds, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there’s wet pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are a cool 40-45F; mostly cloudy, showers, the snow level is 7,500 feet falling to 6,000 feet this afternoon. Outlook for the long Labor Day weekend is mainly dry roads in Northwest Oregon all three days, except for a chance of showers in the Cascades with the snow level dipping to near the passes on Saturday.
Marine: It’s a little lumpy this morning with seas 7-8 feet at 12 seconds but westerly winds are only 5-10 knots. For today, tonight and tomorrow, look for a NW breeze 5-10 knots gusting 15 and swells 7-8 feet at 10-11 seconds. Outlook is for northerlies 10-15 knots occasionally gusting 20 Friday through Sunday with mixed swells/windwaves 4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sun and clouds, chance of showers, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* No beach fires allowed through Labor Day weekend.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/02 Wed 09:23 AM 0.27 L
09/02 Wed 03:49 PM 8.88 H
09/02 Wed 10:07 PM -0.26 L
09/03 Thu 04:27 AM 7.37 H
In Short: Mixed skies, chance of showers, then slow drying.