Thursday, October 1st – Lincoln County
Summary: September 2015 goes down in the weather books as drier than normal, but about average for temperatures. Historic precipitation for the month is 1.91” but this year we received less than half that, only 0.80” fell. Temperatures were normal in September. While the historic high/low range is 63F/52F, our averages last month were 64F and 51F; extremes in September 2015 were a high of 68F and a low of 39F. (By the way, the warmest thermometer reading all Summer at the Newport Airport was 72F.) Looking ahead, the Central Coast is going into the wet season with the October precipitation average at 5.23 inches; the historic temperature range for October is high 61F and low 46F.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 61F/50F
Depoe Bay: 60F/46F
Forecast: Another sunny day is on tap, but not awfully warm; the mercury will peak around 60F this afternoon. Tonight, low clouds and temps dip to about 50F. Partly sunny tomorrow with a high of 60F and light northwest winds. Outlook is for unsettled conditions beginning tomorrow night with a chance of showers, partial clearing Saturday, clear on Sunday and Monday, increasing clouds Tuesday, a chance of rain Wednesday, and a possible stronger weather system arriving on Thursday. Highs 60-65F, lows 50F all week.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partly cloudy with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting mainly sunshine and highs of 70-75F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for mostly sunny skies, light west winds, temps near 75F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; partly cloudy today, the free air freezing level is 10,000 feet.
Marine: Breeze and seas are light this morning as the NE wind is under 10 knots and the swell is running 3-4 feet at 9 seconds. N to NW winds today and tonight 5-10 knots with swells 5-6 feet at 12 seconds. Tomorrow, nor’westers rising to 10-15 knots gusting 20 and 3 foot windwaves atop 5 foot swells. Outlook is for N winds 10-15 knots gusting 20 Saturday and Sunday, then W winds 5 knots on Monday; swells 4-6 feet. There’s a chance of a storm system impacting local waters about midweek. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Mostly sunshine, light breeze, surf 4-6 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/01 Thu 08:59 AM 1.32 L
10/01 Thu 03:15 PM 9.17 H
10/01 Thu 09:45 PM -0.95 L
10/02 Fri 04:18 AM 7.55 H
In Short: Mainly clear, light winds, cloudy, chance of showers, then clearing again.