Wednesday, Sep. 30th – Lincoln County
Summary: The ambiance was definitely ‘Fallish’ yesterday. After a chilly morning with a smidge of sunshine, we had mainly overcast skies accompanied by a brisk sou’wester blowing 10-15 mph gusting into the mid-20s. The thermometer struggled up to 60F in a couple of places but was mostly in the 50s along the Central Coast. Mixed skies, heavier on clouds than clearing, carried the night and low temps were warmer than Monday’s. At dawn, a few bright spots were showing in the cloud cover and it was dead calm.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 61F/52F
Depoe Bay: 56F/46F
Forecast: Sky conditions will be the least accurate part of predictions for this last day of September. We’ll go with a blend of clouds and sunshine, though either one may prevail, as a marine-based low pressure trough toys with us and mixes things up. High today about 60F and light southerlies should not gust much above 10 mph. Cloudy tonight, low near 50F. Tomorrow, October begins with mainly overcast skies and the mercury halts around 60F again. Outlook is for cloud cover continuing on Friday, gradual clearing Saturday, and then mostly clear Sunday through Tuesday with seasonal temperatures. Long term projections show a possible wet weather system arriving in about a week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partly sunny with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting gradual clearing and a high of 75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, light southwest winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is fog in spots and bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 45-50F; mostly sunny today, the free air freezing level 12,000 feet.
Marine: There’s a southerly breeze 10-15 knots this morning and seas are 3 feet at 8 seconds. The wind veers to SW 5-10 knots today and tonight, with 4 foot swells at 9 seconds. Tomorrow, light S wind 5 knots, swells building to 6 feet. Outlook is for a return to northerlies 5-10 knots gusting 15 on Friday, N winds 15-20 knots Saturday and Sunday, swells 4-6 feet through the period. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Clouds and sunshine, surf 3-4 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: Mixed skies, light winds, then clearing.