Saturday, October 3rd – Lincoln County
Summary: The tiniest peeks at the Sun punctuated yesterday’s overcast, the thermometer rose to around 60F and northerly winds gusted a bit past 10 mph. At dusk, light drizzle began and some areas even picked up measurable predication as a couple of showers passed through; Lincoln City recorded a tenth of an inch. Most of the wet stuff was east of our area by early this morning (some Valley and Cascades locations received over a quarter inch of rain). At dawn, there were scattered clouds over the Central Coast and a light east wind.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Rain…
Lincoln City: 62F/52F/0.10”
Depoe Bay: 58F/50F/0.02”
Forecast: Computer models and meteorologists are sticking to their predictions of a sunny day and near-record high temperatures for tomorrow. The set-up for that event begins today as skies gradually clear and the mercury warms to 65F or better. Clear and chilly tonight (it is Fall after all), lows near 45F. Then sunshine tomorrow with a high of 70-75F and northeast winds gusting 15-20 mph. Outlook is for sunny again Monday but a smidge cooler, highs around 70F, and then increasing clouds and fog Tuesday, followed by a chance of rain/showers Wednesday through Friday; seasonal temps throughout the long term. Some projections are hinting at a possible Pineapple Express rain event shaping up for next weekend but details are uncertain at this point.
Travel: In the Coast Range, partly sunny with 65-70F. Valley destinations are expecting a chance of showers, partial clearing and a high of 70F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a slight chance of showers, light east winds, temps near 70F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; mostly cloudy today, showers, the snow level is 7,000 feet. Outlook for weekend travelers is dry roads in Northwest Oregon tonight through tomorrow night.
Marine: It’s fairly quiet nearshore, but blowing 15-20 knots with 9 foot seas at 11 seconds this morning offshore near Stonewall Bank. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from this afternoon through tomorrow morning. Northerlies 15-20 knots gusting 25 today and tonight with steep seas 8-9 feet at 10-11 seconds. Tomorrow, NE winds 10-15 knots with swells down to 5 feet at 9 seconds. Outlook is for a NE breeze 5-10 knots Monday, then southerlies 5-15 knots Tuesday and Wednesday; seas 3-4 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
Notices to Mariners… Yaquina River Light 38 is currently extinguished. Also, the OSU Newport Shelf Research Buoy has a misleading signal and its light has been extinguished. And, the Chart 18581 tabulation for Yaquina Bay and River Channel Depths has been updated. Go here for a copy.
On the Beach… Becoming sunny, breezy, surf 6-8 feet (moderate).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/03 Sat 10:42 AM 2.73 L
10/03 Sat 04:55 PM 8.13 H
10/03 Sat 11:40 PM 0.07 L
10/04 Sun 06:24 AM 6.66 H
In Short: Gradual clearing, windy, warming, then cooling with showers.