Tuesday, Sep. 29th – Lincoln County
Summary: Predictions of temperatures reaching near 70F yesterday were overoptimistic. The seasonal low Sun angle and scattered clouds kept a lid on the mercury with the highest recorded at Lincoln City, just 63F. There were some extended sunny periods accompanied by light northwest winds. After a sensational sunset, the Moon and stars ruled the night, but the clear skies allowed daytime heat to radiate away to space and low temps were chilly. The thermometer fell to an Autumnal 39F at the Newport Airport early this morning, just one degree shy of the record low of 38F set in 1955. At daybreak, there was a cloud line sitting just offshore, some haze along the beaches and no wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 63F/52F
Depoe Bay: 61F/45F
Forecast: Expect increasing clouds and fog today with highs of 60-65F and light winds. Patchy drizzle and fog are possible tonight and tomorrow, low about 50F and a high of 60F. Outlook is for mostly cloudy skies Thursday, mainly clear on Friday, mixed skies with a chance of showers Saturday, and then clearing again Sunday and Monday. Temps could be a tad above normal during the extended period as highs are projected to stay up around 65F and lows dip to 50F.
Travel: In the Coast Range, sunny with 70-75F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and a high of 80F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, northeast winds gusting 20 mph, temps near 85F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-50F; sunny today, the free air freezing level is 12,000 feet.
Marine: Light southerlies are blowing this morning 5-10 knots with seas 4-5 feet at 8 seconds. S winds today and tonight 10-15 knots gusting 20 and mixed swells/windwaves 2-4 feet. Tomorrow, a SW breeze 5-10 knots gusting 15 with 4 foot swells and patchy fog/drizzle. Outlook is for light southerlies Thursday, and then N winds 15-20 knots Friday and Saturday, swells 5 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Increasing clouds, patchy fog, surf 4 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
09/29 Tue 07:30 AM 0.09 L
09/29 Tue 01:49 PM 9.42 H
09/29 Tue 08:05 PM -1.18 L
09/30 Wed 02:29 AM 8.48 H
In Short: Becoming cloudy, patchy fog/drizzle, then mixed skies and a slight chance of showers.