Friday, Sep. 25th – Lincoln County
Summary: The atmospheric blender was running on medium during the past day so we received a nice mix of conditions. Yesterday’s sky vacillated between mostly and partly cloudy, thermometer readings hit the mid-60s and the breeze danced around the compass from northeast to southwest but never blew much above 10 mph. The first sign of precipitation was a bit of drizzle shortly before 10:00pm which evolved into brief rain showers by midnight, and then to a steadier rain at 4:00 am this morning. Rainfall totals were near predictions of a tenth of an inch. At daybreak, the band of showers was slowly drifting northeast and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 65F/56F/0.11”
Depoe Bay: 64F/52F/0.10”
Forecast: The amount of daylight dropped to exactly 12 hours today and will be shared by an equal 12 hours of darkness tonight. Even-steven day/night lags the actual Equinox by about 48 hours. So, what’re we gonna do with our 12 hours today? Looks like a raincoat will be in fashion this morning and then you can switch to shirtsleeves as the day progresses; expect mixed skies, high temps of 60-65F and moderate northwest winds. Tonight, a slight chance of showers, lows around 50F. Patchy fog kicks off the weekend tomorrow morning, then gradually becoming sunny and the mercury heads for 65F. Outlook is for mostly sunny on Sunday and Monday, followed by partly to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of showers Tuesday through Thursday. Temperatures a little cooler as highs of 60-65F and lows of 45-50F are projected.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partial clearing, chance of showers with 65-75F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, mostly cloudy and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies, west winds gusting 20 mph, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; mostly cloudy today, chance of showers, the snow level is above 8,000 feet.
Marine: The breeze is NNE 15-20 knots this morning and seas are 4 feet at 8 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect now through Saturday evening. Northerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 today, tonight and tomorrow with choppy swells/windwaves 5 feet. Outlook is for continued N winds 15-25 knots Sunday and Monday, and then NW winds 5-10 knots on Tuesday; swells 4-6 feet throughout the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, breezy, surf 3-4 feet (low).
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09/25 Fri 11:02 AM 7.55 H
09/25 Fri 04:47 PM 1.53 L
09/25 Fri 10:58 PM 8.27 H
09/26 Sat 05:17 AM -0.37 L
In Short: Waning showers, mixed sky, moderate winds, then cooler, clearing and dry.