Wednesday, Sep. 9th – Lincoln County
Summary: Mostly sunny skies, a respectable sea breeze and the thermometer rising to near 70F yesterday stretched our Summer a little further. The northwest wind ramped-up around lunchtime and blew until 10:00pm. Low clouds and patchy fog had already filled in by then, first along the beaches, but eventually inland as well. Low temps slipped into the 50s. Dense fog developed about 2:00am this morning with visibility dropping to a half mile or less masking the thick marine cloud layer overhead. At daybreak, we were still socked-in, everything was damp and winds were light and variable.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust…
Lincoln City: 67F/55F/24mph
Depoe Bay: 68F/53F/22mph
Forecast: The majority of our local students who are headed back to school today may have to hunt for the school bus as the thick fog holds until later this morning. There should be sunshine by afternoon, high temps around 65F and nor’westers building to 20-25 mph. Marine clouds and patchy fog are expected for a return engagement tonight, lows down to 50-55F. Mostly sunny and breezy again tomorrow, high 65F. Outlook is for more Summer weather Friday through Sunday with mainly clear skies, afternoon/evening seas breezes and the mercury rising to 65-70F. Some cloudiness and a slight chance of showers may be in the cards for Monday and Tuesday.
Fire Restrictions: The Oregon State Parks fire ban continues on all beaches, in all coastal state park campgrounds south of Reedsport, and in all of Central, Eastern, and Southern Oregon. The ban includes open flames and, in some areas, charcoal briquettes.
Travel: It has been a while since a large number of young ones were in close proximity to our streets in the mornings and afternoons, so keep a sharp eye out for students returning to school this week. And always give students and school buses an extra margin of safety. For school bus and school zone safety tips, look over ODOT’s Back to School page here.
In the Coast Range today, becoming mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting a few clouds early, sunshine later and a high of 85F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, west winds gusting 25, temps 80-85F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; sunny today, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet.
Marine: NNE winds are blowing 15-20 knots offshore this morning with choppy seas 5-6 feet at 5 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect through Thursday evening. Northerlies 15-25 knots are expected today, tonight and tomorrow, mixed swells/windwaves 5-7 feet. Outlook is for N winds 15-25 knots continuing Friday through Sunday with swells 7 feet and windwaves 4-5 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog early, mostly sunny later, breezy, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* All beach fires are banned until further notice.
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/09 Wed 11:12 AM 6.76 H
09/09 Wed 04:41 PM 2.58 L
09/09 Wed 10:42 PM 7.61 H
09/10 Thu 05:18 AM 0.18 L
In Short: Fog/low clouds, clearing, windy, then mainly clear with sea breezes.