Sunday, Sep. 13th – Lincoln County
Summary: Most areas along the Central Coast never got out of the muck yesterday, with only a handful of minor sunbreaks observed, and fog hugged the beaches and headlands with visibility as low as a quarter mile at times. The sky cover put a lid on the thermometer and highs halted in the low-60s. A moderate afternoon sea breeze blew out of the northwest, but never reached much above 20 mph, and then went dead at midnight. Marine clouds moved back in above the fog overnight night creating a blanket which kept the day’s warmth in so low temps remained in the upper-50s. It was still cloudy and calm at dawn.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 63F/58F
Depoe Bay: 60F/56F
Forecast: We should be able to squeak out one more Summer-ish day as sunshine returns for a while this afternoon; the mercury heads for 65F and nor’westers gust 25 mph or so. Mostly cloudy skies tonight, low 55F. The changes begin tomorrow with overcast skies and a chance of showers. Outlook is for a 50-50 chance of rain Tuesday, and then a wet and windy Fall-ish Wednesday, showers Thursday, followed by diminishing showers Friday and partly sunny by Saturday. Seasonal temperatures throughout the week.
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, becoming mostly sunny with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F, except Portland Metro where clouds will keep highs down to 70-75. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, westerly winds gusting 25 mph, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 50-55F; sunny today, the free air freezing level is 15,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads through tonight.
Marine: Winds are N around 10 knots this morning with seas 7 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through late tonight nearshore, but extends through tomorrow morning farther out. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas is in effect through Monday morning out past 10 miles. Northerly winds rising to 15-25 knots gusting 30 today with windwaves building to 5-8 feet, highest farther offshore. The breeze eases to 15-20 knots tonight, windwaves 6-7 feet. Tomorrow, winds 10-20 knots gusting 25, choppy seas 5 feet. Outlook is for southerly winds 15 knots Tuesday, rising to S 20-25 knots gusting 30-35 knots Wednesday, and SW 20-25 knots on Thursday; rough seas peaking at 10-13 feet during Wednesday’s storm. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Fog, cloudy, sunbreaks, breezy, surf 6 feet (moderate).
* 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.
09/13 Sun 07:02 AM 0.38 L
09/13 Sun 01:23 PM 7.63 H
09/13 Sun 07:18 PM 1.02 L
09/14 Mon 01:29 AM 7.63 H
In Short: Low clouds, some clearing, then showers and stormy midweek.