Saturday, Sep. 12th – Lincoln County
Summary: Much like Thursday, yesterday was socked-in by thick fog along most of the beaches and headlands with a little sunshine east of 101. The distinct lack of extended sunbreaks kept the thermometer in check and highs struggled to reach 60F. The sea breeze was lighter than previous days as gusts peaked in the low-20s. Marine overcast covered the evening sky, the wind was gone by midnight and overnight low temps were in the 50s. At daybreak, cloudy skies and fog continued with visibility at a mile or two, and the breeze was light out of the north.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 62F/55F
Depoe Bay: 62F/52F
Forecast: Sky cover today and tomorrow will be mixed, anywhere from completely overcast to foggy to partly cloudy – it’s anybody’s guess. The mercury is expected to hit about 65F the next two afternoons and overnight lows should be around 55F. Outlook is for a definitive change beginning Monday when there’s a 50-50 chance of showers, followed by a chance of rain Tuesday, and then a significant storm is looking more probable for Wednesday. This weather system is actually the remnants of Hurricane/Typhoon Kilo (which is among the longest-lasting tropical cyclones ever recorded, existing for some three weeks now in the Pacific Ocean). We could see considerable rain and wind with this storm. By Thursday, we’re down to showers likely, and a diminishing chance of showers on Friday.
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: In the Coast Range, mostly sunny with 75-85F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, increasing westerly winds, temps 90-95F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 55-60F; mostly sunny today, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads through Sunday night.
Marine: Breeze and seas have relaxed a little this morning; N winds 10-15 knots are accompanied by 6 foot seas at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect for nearshore waters through tonight and for areas out past 10 miles until Monday morning. N winds 15-25 knots today and tonight with windwaves 5-6 feet at 5-6 seconds atop 2-3 foot swells. Tomorrow, northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20 inside 10 miles but 20-25 knots gusting 30 out farther, mixed choppy seas 5-7 feet. Outlook is for W winds 10-15 knots Monday, a SW breeze 20-25 knots Tuesday, and a possible storm on Wednesday packing gale force winds 25-35 knots and combined seas building to 10-11 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, mostly cloudy, breezy, surf 5 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.
09/12 Sat 06:30 AM 0.22 L
09/12 Sat 12:54 PM 7.48 H
09/12 Sat 06:43 PM 1.32 L
09/13 Sun 12:51 AM 7.73 H
In Short: Fog/low clouds, some clearing, then showers and a possible storm midweek.