Monday, Sep. 28th – Lincoln County
Summary: A sunny, cool and breezy day was capped by last night’s stunning Supermoon Total Eclipse. Viewing conditions were excellent as nary a cloud marred the sky. (With this rare event now history, we can look forward to an even bigger celestial show on August 21, 2017, at 6:25pm – a Total Solar Eclipse. Best of all, the Central Coast of Oregon will be directly in the path of the longest totality with daytime darkness lasting 2 minutes and 40 seconds.) After the lunar eclipse last evening, the big and bright Full Harvest Moon provided lots of light overnight while low temps dipped into the chilly 40s. At daybreak, there were scattered clouds, considerable blue and a dainty northeast wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 60F/50F
Depoe Bay: 61F/44F
Forecast: Summer may be making another run at us today as the mercury is predicted to rise into the upper-60s, possibly higher, under sunny skies. Look for patchy fog tonight, lows around 50F. A return engagement for Summer sunshine and temps 65F or better is projected for early tomorrow, followed by increasing clouds later in the day. Outlook is for fog and patchy drizzle on Wednesday, mostly cloudy Thursday and Friday, a slight chance of showers Saturday and then back to clearing on Sunday. Temps are expected to be a smidge above normal with highs of 65F and lows of 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, sunny with 75-80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, the first strong east winds of the season gusting 25-35 mph, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-50F; sunny and windy today, the free air freezing level 12,000 feet.
Marine: Conditions have settled down a little this morning with NE winds 10-15 knots and seas 6 feet at 8 seconds. However, a Small Craft Advisory for winds is still in effect 10-60 miles offshore. Inshore, closer than 10 miles, expect northerlies 10-15 knots gusting 20 today and seas 5 feet; out past 10 miles, N wind 20-25 knots with square seas 7 feet at 7 seconds. Tonight, N winds 10-15 knots, swells 4 feet. Southerlies arrive tomorrow at 10-15 knots gusting 20 with mixed swells/windwaves around 4 feet. Outlook is for S winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 again on Wednesday, and then back to nor’westers 5-15 knots Thursday and Friday; swells 4-5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunny, light breeze, surf 2-4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
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In Short: Mainly clear, warm, patchy fog, drizzle, then mixed sky and slight chance of showers.