Saturday, Sep. 26th – Lincoln County
Summary: Dry-out took much of yesterday, but the majority of rainfall was over before 10:00am. Yachats had the most recorded precipitation at 0.13”. There were a couple of drips later in the day along with scattered clouds and northwest winds building to 15-20 mph. High temperatures hovered in the low-60s, though Waldport didn’t quite breach 60F. It is definitely becoming a shade cooler now as we get into Fall. Broken overcast blanketed us through the evening and overnight, lows were in the 50s. The clouds began dissipating around 5:00am. By daybreak, lots of blue was showing and it was windy along the beach.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/55F/0.01”
Depoe Bay: 62F/55F/0.01”
Forecast: It should be a relatively nice day for the Newport and Waldport Farmers Markets as mostly sunny skies prevail and the mercury rises to 60-65F. The one caveat is that it’ll be a tad breezy this afternoon. Patchy fog and partly cloudy tonight, low about 45F. Mostly sunny tomorrow, sea breezy and a high in the low-60s. Outlook for Sunday evening’s lunar eclipse is ideal as clear skies are predicted. Sunny on Monday, patchy drizzle and fog Tuesday, a chance of showers Wednesday and Thursday, and mostly clear Friday. Typical temperatures for early Fall are expected with highs of 60-65F and lows of 45-50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partly cloudy, slight chance of showers with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting a slight chance of showers early, mostly mostly sunny later and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, west winds gusting 15 mph, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, it’s foggy in spots, temperatures are right at 45F; a chance of showers early, then partly cloudy, the snow level is above 8,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is mainly dry roads tonight through tomorrow night.
Marine: Northerlies are blowing 15-20 knots this morning with seas 6 feet at 9 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from 2:00pm this afternoon through tomorrow afternoon. Today and tonight, N winds 15-20 knots gusting 25, choppy seas 4-7 feet. Tomorrow, N winds 20-25 knots gusting 30 with mixed swells/windwaves 6-7 feet. Outlook is for northerlies easing by Monday afternoon to 10-15 knots and swells falling to 5 feet. A W to NW breeze 10-15 knots Tuesday and Wednesday, swells around 5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Patchy fog, mostly sunny, breezy, surf 4-5 feet (low).
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09/26 Sat 11:45 AM 8.19 H
09/26 Sat 05:39 PM 0.61 L
09/26 Sat 11:53 PM 8.60 H
09/27 Sun 06:02 AM -0.43 L
In Short: Mainly clear, windy, then mixed sky and chance of showers.