Monday, October 5th – Lincoln County
Summary: Yesterday was the warmest day of the year for some of our northern communities as the thermometer sweated its way up to 75F, albeit no new record highs were set. The southern section of the Central Coast, where the sea breeze was strongest, had considerably cooler temps with Waldport reporting just 63F. Skies were mostly clear for much of the day, right on through sunset and all night. Lows were in the 50s. At daybreak, another warm one was shaping up with blue sky and east winds 10-15 mph.
Past 24 Hours High/Low…
Lincoln City: 75F/59F
Depoe Bay: 75F/52F
Forecast: Ya’d think it was August not October, and we’re in for another hot one today, at least by coastal standards. While the Valley makes a run at 85-90F we’re looking at 75-80F for an afternoon peak locally. Record highs along the Central Coast for this date are in the lower-to-upper 80s so there’s a possibility of setting new ones (Lincoln City’s record for today is 80F in 1987 giving it the best chance). This will be the last hurrah for Summer-like weather; we more than likely won’t see temps this high again until next May or June. An abrupt change is predicted for tonight as increasing clouds, fog and southerly winds put the kibosh on the heat; lows dip to 45-50F. Tomorrow, areas of fog early, mostly cloudy and highs down to 60-65F. Outlook is for mainly overcast mixed with brief clearing periods, and varying chances of rain and/or showers through Friday; then a wet and windy Fall storm could develop over the weekend. The remnants of Tropical Storm Oho will be in the area, but how that impacts us is still a guessing game.
Travel: In the Coast Range, sunny and windy with 80F. Valley destinations are expecting sunshine and highs of 85-90F. The Columbia River Gorge forecast calls for sunny skies, east winds gusting 25-35 mph, temps near 80F. For the Cascades, there is bare pavement on the highways this morning, temperatures are 40-45F; mostly sunny today, the free air freezing level is 14,000 feet.
Marine: Winds and seas are expected to remain below advisory criteria today as weak low pressure lingers over Central Coast waters. The breeze is NE less than 10 knots and seas are 4 feet at 8 seconds this morning. NE winds stay 5-10 knots today with swells 3 feet at 11 seconds. Tonight, the wind switches to S 15 knots after midnight, swells 3 feet and areas of fog developing. A bit more of a southerly blow tomorrow, 10-15 knots gusting 20, with mixed seas 3-4 feet and fog. Outlook is for S winds 5-15 knots through Friday, swells building to 6 feet. A weather system is possible for the weekend with stronger winds and seas as high as 10 feet. Always check the latest Bar Reports before you venture offshore.
On the Beach… Sunny, warm, surf 2-3 feet (low).
* For a safe and enjoyable time on the Central Coast, the Oregon Parks & Recreation Department offers these Beach Safety Tips.
10/05 Mon 07:37 AM 6.49 H
10/05 Mon 01:03 PM 3.47 L
10/05 Mon 07:04 PM 7.06 H
10/06 Tue 01:57 AM 0.87 L
In Short: Clear, warm, then cooler and cloudy with fog, rain/showers.